Overview

Kelli C. Fuqua advises and defends clients in a variety of employment law matters, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, and wage and hour matters. Her experience includes litigation in front of federal and state courts, as well as in the alternative dispute arena.

Prior to joining Littler, Kelli first served as an assistant attorney general in the General Litigation Division of the Office of Attorney General, where she defended the state of Texas, its officials, and employees in constitutional and employment litigation matters in state and federal court. Kelli then worked as a litigation associate for a well-established Texas firm representing a variety of governmental and private entitites in various matters, including employment, constitutional, contractual, and property disputes. 

While in law school, Kelli clerked for two litigation boutiques, while actively participating in Texas Law’s mock trial program. Kelli also served as the managing editor of the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.  

Professional & Community Affiliations

Associate Member

Barbara Jordan American Inn of Court

Member

Austin Bar Association

Member

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Member

Travis County Women Lawyers Association

Member

Texas Exes

Speaking Engagements

Employee Pay and Classification Issues

CenTex Chapter of American Payroll Association

February 2020

Employment Law Basics

V.G. Young School for Tax Assessor-Collectors

2018

Basic Employment Law for Managers

V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts

2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2015
  • B.J., University of Texas, Austin, 2012with Honors

Bar Admission

Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas