Kelly Percival is a Madison Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She litigates church-state cases at trial and on appeal.
Kelly earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013. At Georgetown, she served as an executive staff member for the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, a student attorney with the Domestic Violence Clinic, and the president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She organized a symposium commemorating the anniversary of a landmark gay rights case and published an article in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law on sex education laws in the United States. Kelly also interned for the United States Department of Justice, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Kelly earned her B.A. from Stanford University.
After graduating from law school, Kelly clerked in the homicide division of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, practiced environmental law at Nossaman LLP, and completed a one-year fellowship with the HIV/AIDS unit of Lawyers Collective, a health-rights nongovernmental organization based in New Delhi, India.