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Kelli Bills

Kelli Bills is an experienced appellate advocate who has spent more than a decade helping clients navigate complex legal issues in courts across the country. From pre-trial dispositive motions to appeals in state and federal courts, Kelli draws on a passion for persuasive writing and oral advocacy to assist clients at every stage of litigation. Her subject-matter experience is broad, including representations of clients in business disputes, bankruptcy, arbitration, securities litigation, and beyond.

Kelli has handled numerous high-stakes appeals for clients in their most challenging cases. She has also taken on several pro bono representations, including amici briefing in noteworthy federal appeals on behalf of multiple public-interest organizations.

Prior to joining Tillotson, Kelli practiced in the appellate practice group at Haynes Boone. Before that, she clerked for the Honorable Catharina Haynes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was named a Chancellor and member of the Order of Coif and Order of Barristers.

University of Texas School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.) with High Honors, 2010
Order of the Coif
Order of Barristers
Texas Review of Law and Politics
Texas International Law Journal
Conrad Duberstein Interscholastic Bankruptcy Moot Court Team
Children’s Rights Clinic
Board of Advocates

University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Government, 2007
Phi Beta Kappa
Liberal Arts Honors
Normandy Scholar Program
Women’s Club Volleyball Team




United States Courts of Appeal
D.C. Circuit
Fifth Circuit
Seventh Circuit
Ninth Circuit

United States District Courts
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
District of Colorado

Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Kelli Bills