Born: April 21, 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska
Children: One son and one daughter
1980s: Director of Congressional & Public Affairs, United States Commission on Civil Rights
1995-1996: Law Clerk to Judge J. Michael Luttig, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
1996-1997: Law Clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court
1999 to Present: Constitutional Law Professor, Chapman University School of Law
1999-2021: Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
2007-2010: Dean, Chapman University School of Law
2010: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost; 34.2%)
- 2020 Election: Following the 2020 General Election, Eastman served as an attorney for President Donald Trump in his attempt to prevent the certification of the election of Joe Biden. On January 6, 2021, Eastman was a speaker at the "Save America" rally preceding the attack of the United States Capitol.
- In January 2023, the State Bar of California announced the filing of a Notice of Disciplinary Charges (NDC) for eleven charges against Eastman. The charges include making false and misleading statements regarding purported election fraud, including statements on January 6, 2021, at a rally in Washington, D.C., that contributed to provoking a crowd to assault and breach the Capitol to intimidate then-Vice President Pence and prevent the electoral count from proceeding. The allegation is that Eastman engaged in a course of conduct to plan, promote, and assist then-President Trump in executing a strategy, unsupported by facts or law, to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election by obstructing the count of electoral votes of certain states.