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Kelli N. Church

Associate

Practice Areas

Education

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

Bar Admissions

Georgia Bar

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Profile

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.

Significant Cases

  • 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.

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