Kelli focuses her practice in the area of general litigation. Prior to joining BHDA, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation Division, where she represented the State of Texas, its officials, institutions, and employees in numerous constitutional and employment litigation matters. Kelli has successfully defended several clients against Section 1983 equal protection and due process actions, whistleblower allegations, and various tort claims, and has experience with Title VII, TCHRA, and ADA litigation, among other issues.
Kelli attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned both her Bachelor of Journalism and J.D. During Law school, Kelli participated as a member of the trial advocacy program and interscholastic mock trial team. She also served as managing editor of the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law and as a student attorney for low-income migrant workers in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. Additionally, Kelli worked for an employment litigation firm in Manhattan; a general civil litigation firm in Austin; and interned with the current New York State Supreme Court Judge Devin P. Cohen.
Kelli is an active member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, and Texas Exes.
Former Assistant Attorney General, General Litigation Division, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Austin Bar Association / Austin Young Lawyers Association
Travis County Women Lawyers Association