Kelli focuses her practice on litigation for public and private entities. 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 defended clients in constitutional matters, contractual disputes, employment lawsuits, property disputes, and various tort matters. She also has experience drafting ordinances, litigating personal injury suits, and with open government issues, including public information requests. Kelli has successfully advocated for her clients in state and federal court, arguing various motions, drafting dispositive and appellate briefs, and defending and taking depositions.
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. Kelli is an active member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the Barbara Jordan American Inn of Court, 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
Updating Your Right of Way Ordinance, Texas City Attorneys Association Conference, 2018
Basic Employment Law for Managers, V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts, 2018