Kelli Fennell, a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois, comes to Scott Global Migration Group with an established background in immigration law, along with a breadth of experiential knowledge and skill in the area of human rights advocacy. Kelli completed her undergraduate degree at Butler University, majoring in Spanish and International Studies, with a specialization in Africa and Latin America. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2012, where she was a board member of the Latino Law Student Association, and the Society of Asylum and Immigration Law.
Kelli joined Scott Global Migration Law Group, in part, because of her strong belief in working as part of a certified-women owned law firm.
Kelli has devoted a significant amount of time and effort to the protection of human rights, as well as to helping those who have suffered human rights abuses. During law school, Kelli worked with victims of human rights violations, and with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, while completing an internship at Centro Derecho Humanos Fray Bartolome de Las Casas, in Chiapas, Mexico. She also contributed over 200 hours of pro bono service to immigrant and human rights advocacy, for which she was recognized with the Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award. Kelli continues her humanitarian efforts, affiliating with such groups as the CARA Pro bono Project, through which she has provided volunteer services for women and children refugees detained in detention centers in Dilley, Texas.
Kelli is the current co-chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Advocacy Committee, and the Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee.
Using her extensive international experience, rigorous legal training, and passion for helping others, not to mention her fluency in Spanish and French, Kelli leads our removal defense practice.