Kelli has extensive litigation experience defending clients in commercial and complex litigation matters on a national level.

Kelli’s practice focuses on government action litigation, and she currently serves as national counsel for a global company in the Average Wholesale Pricing litigation involving pharmaceutical drug pricing and reimbursement under state Medicaid programs. Through this role, Kelli defends against consumer protection and fraud-based claims. Kelli also serves as liaison counsel on behalf of multiple defendants. Her experience includes:

  • responding to the Office of Inspector General investigations;
  • managing complex discovery and related motion practice;
  • serving as trial counsel, deposition preparation;
  • coordinating fact discovery and discovery responses;
  • working with analysts to run utilization, rebate and damage calculations;
  • coordinating and leading strategic conference calls;
  • successfully preparing and mediating complex matters; and
  • preparing for oral argument and trials.

She has also participated in lengthy e-discovery productions on a nationwide level involving contracts, business documents, sales and transactional data and potentially privileged documents.

Before joining Shook, Kelli focused on insurance defense, concentrating her practice in medical malpractice and medical device litigation. She has successfully tried numerous cases and argued motions in both Kansas and Missouri.

During law school, Kelli was a member of the UMKC Law Review and editorial associate of the Urban Lawyer Law Journal, and was elected as a UMKC Emissary.

Kelli is currently serving a three-year term on the Jefferson County Planning Commission, which presides over public hearings and makes recommendations to the Governing Body of Jefferson County. She previously served five consecutive years on the Edwardsville, Kansas, Planning Commission through mayoral appointment, only recently stepping down due to moving from the city.

Kelli is co-host of a weekly diverse talk radio show called The Perk airing Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN 1510. With a passion for staying connected to women in the community, The Perk discusses topics that are current and local, covering health and wellness, marriage, parenting, education, money, fashion and local news.