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Karen M. Gilmartin Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Karen M. Gilmartin

Principal Partner/Chief Legal Officer, Miami Lakes /

Karen Gilmartin serves as both a Principal Partner and the Chief Legal Officer for the firm, and has been with Kelley Kronenberg for 30 years. She concentrates her practice exclusively on Workers’ Compensation defense and Subrogation. She focuses her practice on the defense of workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies.

For twenty years, Karen has been consistently peer review-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies that she has reached the heights of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. She was elected for inclusion in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Karen has been inducted into the Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame, a distinct group of individuals from Florida, who have had a substantial impact in the field of Workers’ Compensation throughout their careers.

Karen is certified by the state of Florida to provide Continuing Education courses for insurance carriers and regularly presents seminars on a wide variety of general legal matters.

  • FL Heart/Lung Bill – Evaluating exposure and managing the presumption of
    compensability, November 2017
  • FL WC Deadlines and Time Frames, October 2017
  • Law and Ethics Update, July 2017
  • Case Law Update, June 2016
  • Medicare, April 2016
  • Latest on Workers’ Compensation Case Law, November 2015
  • Return to Work, November 2015
  • Workers’ Compensation Updates, October 2015
  • Depositions, April 2015
  • Adjuster Ethics, March 2015
  • “5 HR Law & Ethics Update,” July 2014
  • New Workers’ Compensation Law Short Form, March 2013
  • Some Do’s and Don’ts – A Bench Perspective”, March 2013
  • Ethics in Claims Management, July 2013
  • Hot Topics, 68th Workers’ Compensation Education Conference, August 2013
  • Workers’ Compensation Subrogation, August 2013
  • Adjusters Ethics, June 2012
  • Hot Topics, 67th Workers’ Compensation Education Conference, August 2012
  • Adjusters Ethics, August 2012
  • Legal Liability, December 2012
  • Adjusters Ethics, June 2011
  • 2010-2011 Case Law and Convention Update, August 2011
  • Employee/Employer Relationship, Reducing Risk in Hiring, The Interplay, Deposition Do’s and Don’ts, April 2010
  • Case Law Update, Final Hearings, Appeals, June 2010
  • Depositions Do’s and Don’ts, November 2010
  • South Florida Hospitality Human Resources Association (SFHHR)
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • The Florida Bar
  • Faculty Member, Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Trial Advocacy Workshops
  • Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee (former)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2017
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top 5% 2015
  • 2015 South Florida’s Top AV Rated Lawyers
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2015
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2014
  • Martindale- Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated for Twenty Years
  • Selected for inclusion in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide 2011

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1986
  • University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 1983