Kelli L. Black
Kelli L. Black became a resident of Chattanooga in 1990. Ms. Black holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May 1997.
Ms. Black is licensed in Tennessee. Her daily practice consists of criminal defense in Hamilton County General Sessions Court and Criminal Court, serving as a Guardian ad Litem in Hamilton County Juvenile Court and Circuit Court, criminal cases in the surrounding counties within the state of Tennessee, representing juveniles in juvenile proceedings, and advocacy for victims in numerous situations. Ms. Black also represents individuals facing orders of protection in Circuit Court.
Ms. Black is a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Erlanger NICU, Food Bank, and Crosswalk Chattanooga. She is active with her church and in mentoring women who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma.
Ms. Black is one of Chattanooga’s few female attorneys practicing in Criminal Court, Circuit Court, Juvenile Court, and local Municipal Courts. Ms. Black serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Juvenile Court and Circuit Court representing children who are either in foster care with the Department of Children’s Services or who are the subject of private custody litigation. Further, Ms. Black represents individuals involved with orders of protection. With over twenty-three years of experience, Ms. Black is an experienced trial lawyer who truly cares about the well-being of her clients and the best-interest of children.
Ms. Black spends a significant amount of time advocating for victims who have experienced domestic violence, drug abuse, rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. She also volunteers in the community at the Ronald McDonald Family Room, in the NICU at Erlanger Hospital, and with her Crosswalk Chattanooga church family.