The Wall Street Journal reports:
In her online bios, Ms. Ellis has portrayed herself as “an experienced defense attorney who was formerly an attorney for the U.S. Department of State and a Colorado prosecutor.” She also has described herself as a constitutional-law attorney and as having “extensive experience in litigation in both trial and appellate levels.”
Ms. Ellis’s work as a prosecutor lasted about six months, during a stint in Weld County, Colo., that started in September 2012, about a year after she graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in Virginia. She handled traffic cases and other misdemeanors, the Weld County District Attorney’s office said.
As for the State Department, she doesn’t appear in federal payroll records as an agency employee. She was listed in one contract-dispute case decided in 2013 as a lawyer for IE Discovery, a firm providing legal-discovery help to the State Department. The State Department didn’t respond to a request for comment.
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Jenna Ellis has said she is a former Colorado prosecutor and State Dept attorney. In CO, she handled traffic cases. She isn’t listed in State Dept payroll records & was listed in one 2013 case as a lawyer for a firm providing legal-discovery help to State.https://t.co/EgJbIPHYyS
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) December 4, 2020
— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) December 3, 2020
A review of Jenna Ellis’s professional history, as well as interviews with lawyers who’ve worked with her, show she’s not the constitutional law expert she plays on TV.
Nothing in her courtroom record shows any time spent litigating election law cases. https://t.co/TrNAfyYno4
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 3, 2020
In fact, she didn't just say she was a "prosecutor". She said she was a "deputy district attorney". https://t.co/gWU4ttL3pm
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 4, 2020