Fmr Trump Attorney Ellis Disbarred for 3 Years

( – In August 2023, a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump and 18 other people for their alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. One of those defendants was Trump’s former attorney, Jenna Ellis, who pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting false statements and writings — a felony. She recently faced more consequences for her actions.

On May 28, Colorado Supreme Court Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon Large ruled that Ellis’ law license in Colorado was suspended for three years. In his order, the judge outlined the steps Ellis had to take to wrap up her affairs in the state and what she would have to do to get her license back after the punishment period was over.

Ellis must reapply and prove she complied with the disciplinary action and has been rehabilitated. The court also fined her just under $2,000, which must be paid within 35 days. Her suspension takes effect on July 2. The reason for her disbarment was directly tied to her felony guilty plea in Georgia.

Ellis became a legal advisor and spokesperson during Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and was an integral part of his legal team. She also played a key role in his efforts to legally challenge the 2020 election results in multiple states—all were dismissed.

But Ellis’ efforts stepped over the legal line, landing her on the wrong side of the law. As part of her guilty plea, Ellis agreed to five years probation, 100 hours of community service, and a fine. She also wrote an apology letter to the people of Georgia for her actions.

Her attorney, John Michael Richilano, commended Ellis for coming forward, taking “responsibility” for her actions and telling the “truth.” He said she took that step at “considerable personal cost” but “gratefully accepted the suspension of her license.” Richilano indicated that Ellis had been fooled and misled into committing crimes for the former president.

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