LDAD & States United Call for the Disbarment of Jenna Ellis Following Her Guilty Plea

June 28, 2021

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Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD) and the States United Democracy Center today sent a letter to the Colorado Supreme Court urging the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (OARC) to seek Jenna Ellis’s disbarment through a new disciplinary proceeding in light of her felony guilty plea in the Fulton County, Georgia election interference case. The letter was signed by more than a dozen bipartisan signatories, including former Republican officials, leading law professors, and the Bush and Obama White House ethics advisors.

“To become a lawyer, a person must take an oath to support the Constitution. A lawyer who pleads guilty to the felony of intentionally aiding and abetting others to make knowingly false statements—designed to help undermine the constitutional process for electing presidents—should not be allowed to remain a member of the bar,” said Gershon (Gary)Ratner, Co-Founder of Lawyers Defending American Democracy.

The letter calls on the OARC to initiate further proceedings to disbar Ellis and to suspend her law license in the interim.

January 9, 2024 Update: We have been advised by the Colorado Bar that on January 9, 2024, the OARC filed a formal complaint against Ms. Ellis with the Presiding Disciplinary Judge appointed by the Supreme Court of Colorado seeking appropriate sanctions for the felony criminal conduct to which she plead guilty in Georgia.

The letter and the complaint can be read in full by clicking the buttons below.





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