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Kelley Kronenberg Adds Two Partners to its Tampa Office

April 16, 2019

Firm Welcomes Charles Gowland and Katherine L. Koener

TAMPA, Fla. — Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, announced that Charles Gowland and Katherine L. Koener have joined the firm’s Tampa office as Partners.

Gowland handles First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation, including coverage and bad faith litigation, with a special focus on insurance claims and investigations potentially involving fraud or arson. He also defends a wide array of Third Party Insurance claims.
Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, Gowland gaine more than 20 years of civil litigation experience. He previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for the Property and Casualty Claims department of a national insurance company. Additionally, he served as General Counsel for a Florida based Property and Casualty insurance company and Chief Counsel to the Division of Insurance Fraud for the State of Florida’s Department of Financial Services.

Gowland earned both his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude with honors, from Florida State University. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Louisiana and North Carolina.

Koener focuses her practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation throughout the state of Florida, including coverage and bad faith litigation. She also handles the defense of a wide array of Third Party Insurance Defense claims.

Koener is experienced in defending Florida property insurers in First Party coverage matters. She has handled a broad range of claims, such as sinkhole, windstorm, fire, mold, theft and water losses. She is also skilled in handling complex civil and commercial matters for her clients, including the defense of personal injury, premises liability, construction defect cases, and admiralty law.

Koener earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Linguistics from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, including the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.