Jay Sekulow Bio, Age, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Trump Impeachment
Jay Sekulow Biography
This is what you need to know about Jay Sekulow, the American lawyer, radio and television talk show host, and politically conservative media personality. Since 1991, Sekulow has been chief counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ). He serves as a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, and also as the lead outside counsel for Trump’s impeachment trial in the United States Senate.
A self-described Messianic Jew, he built a legal and media business over a thirty-year period by representing conservative, religious, and pro-life groups. Sekulow hosts a syndicated radio show and is a frequent guest commentator on the Christian Broadcasting Network and the Fox News Channel television networks.
Jay Sekulow Age
Jay Alan Sekulow was born on June 10, 1956, in New York City, New York, U.S. He is 65 years old as of 2021.
Jay Sekulow Wife
Sekulow is married to his wife, Pamela (McPherson)Sekulow since 1978, and together they are blessed with two adult sons, Jordan and Logan.
Jay Sekulow Salary and Net Worth
Sekulow has a net worth of $20 million U.S dollars. His career as a lawyer, radio and television talk show host, and politically conservative media personality is the primary source of his income. His salary is still under review.
Jay Sekulow Height
Sekulow stands at a height of 1.83 m.
Jay Sekulow Education
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sekulow is the son of Natalie (née Wortman) and Stanley Sekulow He was born and raised Jewish. Sekulow is a graduate from Lakeside High School, in Atlanta, and a B.A. and a J.D. holder from Mercer University class of 1977 and 1980 respectively.
Sekulow became interested in Christianity while attending Atlanta Baptist College (now the Atlanta campus of Mercer University), and converted to Messianic Judaism after encountering Jews for Jesus. In 2005, he earned a Ph.D. from Regent University writing his dissertation on religious influence on Supreme Court Justices and their opinions.
Jay Sekulow Career
Sekulow started working at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a prosecutor with the tax litigation division for “about 18 months.” Later in 1982, he opened a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. He became general counsel for Jews for Jesus in 1987. He also founded the nonprofit group Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (CASE) in 1988 whose president he is and whose board members are him, his wife, and their two sons.
He became the director of the ACLJ in 1992, where he was chief counsel and principal officer in 2018. Sekulow hosts a syndicated daily radio program broadcast on terrestrial radio, and XM and Sirius satellite radios is known as Jay Sekulow Live!. This live call-in program focuses on legal and legislative topics. He is the host of ACLJ This Week, a weekly television news program broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network and Daystar.
At the beginning of 2017, Sekulow served as a personal attorney to President Donald Trump during the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and investigations by Congressional committees into links between Trump associates and Russian officials.
He also serves as lead outside counsel for Trump during his impeachment proceedings in 2019 and 2020. As explained in the trial memorandum he co-authored, a central argument of Trump’s legal team is that the articles of impeachment did not charge the president with a crime and that abuse of power is not in itself an impeachable offense.
This reasoning has been roundly rejected by legal scholars, including Trump’s attorney general Bill Barr, who before taking office wrote a 2018 memo to Trump’s Justice Department and legal team advising that abuse of power is an impeachable offense.
During statements in the Senate chamber regarding trial procedures, Sekulow falsely asserted that Trump was denied the right to cross-examine witnesses, examine the evidence, or have an attorney present during Judiciary Committee proceedings. Sekulow falsely asserted the Mueller Report concluded Trump did not engage in obstruction of justice.
Jay Sekulow Books
- 1990: From Intimidation to Victory, Creation House
- 1993: Knowing Your Rights: Taking Back Our Religious Liberties
- 1996: And Nothing But the Truth
- 1997: Christian Rights in the Workplace, The American Center for Law and Justice
- 2000: The Christian, The Court, and The Constitution, The American Center for Law and Justice
- 2005: Witnessing Their Faith: Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions, Rowman & Littlefield
- 2014: Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore (with Jordan Sekulow, Robert W. Ash, and David A. French), Howard Books
- 2015: Undemocratic: How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats Are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom, Howard Books
- 2016: Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World
- 2018: Jerusalem: A Biblical and Historical Case for the Jewish Capital