Kelleigh Irwin Fagan

Eric M. Douthit
Amy Steketee Fox


  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Indianapolis, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Awards + Recognition

  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Indiana Lawyer, 2019
  • Indiana Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2023

Professional Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Section, Executive Committee
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Women Leader's In Sports
  • National Association for Athletics Compliance

Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, Board of Directors

Publications + Presentations

  • NIL and Collectives - Lead1 Webinar

  • Title IX: Past, Present, Future: 15th Annual Court History Symposium for the Southern District of Indiana

  • Indianapolis Bar Association: NIL CLE

  • Knight Commission, Public Session, November 2023

About Kelleigh

In her sports law practice, she actively represents institutions in a broad spectrum of areas that involve athletics, including NCAA rules compliance, Title IX, and allegations related to hazing or misconduct. In NCAA compliance work, Kelleigh and the sports law team have successfully represented Division I and II institutions; involved individuals (coaches, administrators); and student-athletes in Level I/Level II infractions cases through the infractions process.  Kelleigh has appeared numerous times in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infraction and Infractions Appeals Committee. She devotes significant time to representing institutions and student-athletes in various NCAA waiver and reinstatement proceedings, including transfers, eligiblity extensions, and hardship waivers.  She also conducts proactive NCAA compliance assessments consistent with NCAA bylaws and NIL assessments to identify growth and risk mitigation opportunities for university’s NIL programs.

Kelleigh has investigated complex and significant sexual harassment allegations under Title IX, often involving student-athletes or an athletics employee.  She has served as a decisionmaker and investigator in Title IX proceedings or as outside counsel to advise institutions on Title IX matters.  She has advised institutions on Title IX gender equity athletics issues and conducted gender equity athletics assessments and trainings and spoken nationally on the Title IX in athletics issues.

Kelleigh and the sports law team have conducted numerous investigations into allegations of hazing, mental or emotional abuse, and/or other coach or student-athlete misconduct in secondary education athletics and higher education.

Kelleigh has advised schools, coaches and administrators in contract negotiations upon employment and severance agreements upon exiting a job, and negotiated sponsorship, apparel, and licensing agreements for institutions.  She has drafted contracts related to NIL deals between third-parties and student-athletes.

In addition to her work in the sports law practice, Kelleigh has experience representing clients in business law transactional matter. She represents clients in asset and stock purchases and sales, business financing and refinancing, real estate acquisitions and sales. She counsels startup companies and existing businesses on a variety of issues, including equity holder disputes, buyouts, and business planning. She assists clients and is involved with drafting and negotiating any type of contract that a business may need.

Prior to joining CCHA, Kelleigh worked for the Enforcement Department at the NCAA. When away from the office, Kelleigh enjoys spending time with friends and family, including husband Drew and children Sam and Emily.