Kelly Percival

Counsel

Kelly Percival is Counsel with the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. She focuses on issues related to the 2020 census. Kelly guides our census-litigation task force, coordinates amicus briefing in census-related cases throughout the country, and advises on legal strategies.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Kelly was a Constitutional Litigation Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She represented clients seeking to vindicate their First Amendment rights in federal court and regularly participated as an amicus in state and federal appellate courts, as well as in the United States Supreme Court. She began her legal career as an associate practicing environmental law at Nossaman LLP.

Kelly graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Public Interest Fellow and a Dean’s Merit Scholar. She holds a B.A. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University.