University of Florida Levin College of Law 2015 – JD – Magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Florida Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
University of Florida 2012, BA in Criminology, Cum Laude
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Kelli Church is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in Atlanta. She defends employers in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings involving alleged wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, and pregnancy and medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ms. Church has experience defending employers in both Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and wage and hour Rule 23 class actions. She has represented employers before state and federal administrative agencies nation-wide, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division and Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Texas Workforce Commission and other state agencies. Ms. Church frequently drafts restrictive covenant agreements and employee handbooks for multistate employers.
- Obtained summary judgment for a fire department in a lawsuit brought by a former employee asserting unpaid overtime and retaliation under the FLSA in United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Articles & Publications
- Co-Author, "Employment in the Age of Social Media," SHALE Oil & Gas Business Magazine, March 2018
- May 24, 2018
- Atlanta Citybizlist and Patch, July 2017