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


Austin Bar Association


Austin Young Lawyers Association


Travis County Women Lawyers Association


Texas Exes

Speaking Engagements

Wage and Hour Considerations in the COVID-19 World

CenTex Chapter of American Payroll Association

June 16, 2020

Understanding the Legal Ins-and-Outs of Reducing Your Workforce

American Association of Political Consultants

June 3, 2020

Employee Pay and Classification Issues

CenTex Chapter of American Payroll Association

February 2020

Employment Law Basics

V.G. Young School for Tax Assessor-Collectors


Basic Employment Law for Managers

V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts



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

Bar Admission



  • 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