People v. Edwards.
No. 21PDJ077. 5/22/2023. Opinion Imposing Sanctions.
August 11, 2023
Following a hearing on the sanctions, a hearing board disbarred Jennifer Reba Edwards (aka Jennifer Reba Emmi) (attorney registration number 38349), effective July 19, 2023.
On June 28, 2021, Edwards pleaded guilty and was convicted in Jefferson County District Court of retaliation against a witness or victim, a class 3 felony; stalking, a class 4 felony; and solicitation to commit murder in the second degree, a class 3 felony. Edwards received a 10-year sentence of imprisonment for each conviction, with the sentences to run concurrently. Also on June 28, 2021, in a separate criminal case in Jefferson County District Court, Edwards pleaded guilty and was convicted of menacing, a class 5 felony; second-degree assault—strangulation, a class 6 felony; and two counts of child abuse—knowing/reckless—no injury, a second-degree misdemeanor. Edwards received a two-year sentence of imprisonment to run concurrently with her sentence in her other criminal case. In a third criminal matter in Jefferson County District Court, Edwards pleaded guilty and was convicted on June 28, 2021, of attempt to influence a public servant, a class 4 felony, and violation of bail bond conditions, a class 6 felony. Edwards was sentenced to four years of imprisonment to be served concurrently with her sentence in the first criminal matter.
Through this conduct, Edwards violated Colo. RPC 8.4(b) (it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects).