Jenna Ellis (Photo: Twitter/JennaEllisJDFI)

About Jenna Ellis
JobLawyer, Author
AlumniColorado State University, University of Richmond School of Law
Works ForThomas W. Martin, LLC, James Dobson Family Institute
BookThe Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis
Twitter AccountJennaEllisJDFI

President Donald Trump recently mentioned attorney Jenna Ellis in one of his tweets. He wrote, “Jenna Ellis “FBI thought they wouldn’t get caught because they thought that Hillary was going to win. There is overt bias and that depends on whether you are Democrat or Republican – a double standard that needs to stop.” After reading the tweet, many people are curious to know more about her.

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Donald Trump’s Tweet on Jenna Ellis (Photo: Twitter/realDonaldTrump)

Jenna Ellis Studied Law

In 2007, Jenna Lynn Ellis graduated with a B.A. in Technical Journalism, Criminal Justice from Colorado State University.


She received her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2011.

Start of Jenna Ellis’ Career

In 2001, Ellis began working as an aid to the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Colorado. She worked there for 12 months.

She did her internship at The White House, where she worked as a media relations interns in Washington, D.C.

Ellis has worked as a victim advocate and legal assistant with the Boulder County District Attorney for five years. She then landed a position as a court clerk for the State of Colorado for a little over a year.

In 2010, she worked as a research assistant for Dean Douglass at the University of Richmond.  In 2011, Ellis worked as a Contract Attorney at the U.S. Department of State. In 2013, she worked as an attorney for five years till recently.


Ellis was an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Colorado Christain University. Currently, she is a contributor to Beltway Confidential Blog at Washington Examiner. 


Additionally, she is a regular speaker at various international and local universities, conferences, and churches. Ellis speaks on various topics like legal, constitutional, and current issues.

She used to regularly write for several local and national forums, including The Associated Press and The Colorado Lawyer. She is an on-air legal analyst for Moody Bible Institute Radio and often appears as a guest on several other media programs.

Ellis also has a license in federal practice and has made appearances on behalf of the U.S. Department of State and the Department of the Navy.


She authored a book called, The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis.

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Jenna Ellis Shared a Photo With Dr. Dobson on Being Appointed as Director of Public Policy for the James Dobson Family Institute(Photo: Twitter/JennaEllisJDFI)

Jenna Ellis and the James Dobson Family Institute

On July 6, 2018, Ellis was named as the director of public policy at the James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI). Since she has become part of the institute, Ellis has appeared on Cavuto Live, Fox Business News, and most recently on Fox News.


JDFI provides Christian families with support, encouragement, and inspiration to lead their lives.

Ellis has also published several articles for the Washington Examiner, The Daily Wire, and the National Review.

Jenna Ellis Washington Examiner

Jenna Ellis Visits the Washington Examiner’s Crew (Photo: Twitter/JennaEllisJDFI)

She Was a Victim of a Violent Crime

At the age of 16, Ellis unfortunately experienced a violent crime. She doesn’t like talking about it much, but the experience has changed her as a person.

Ellis took this difficult situation to further the Gospel of Christ. Now, she is a famous author and a lawyer.

The Jenna Ellis Award

In 2003, Ellis started the Jenna Lynn Ellis Award. It offers a one-time scholarship to help full-time junior or senior students with a grade average of 3.3 or higher, who are pursuing a career in law and want to attend law school.

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