Kelli earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from the Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She then obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois where she was the recipient of the Hiram H. Lesar academic scholarship award. While in law school she was an Associate Commentary Editor on the Journal of Legal Medicine. Following school she practiced with a personal injury firm in southern Illinois. In 2009 she was the recipient of the William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award for her work with the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Amicus Curiae Committee.

Bar Admission

  • State of Illinois

  • State of Indiana

  • US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

  • US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Family Law

  • Real Estate

  • General Practice

  • Coal Law


Indiana University-Bloomington, BA Business 2004; Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, JD 2007


  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • WealthCounsel