Catherine V. Arpen


Catherine V. Arpen Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg


Catherine Arpen is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, where she concentrates on matters related to general liability and third-party insurance defense.

Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Catherine spent more than five years representing insurance carriers in defense of their personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury, and general liability claims. During this time, her practice also included corporate collections, family law, and labor and employment law.  Her expansive experience followed a three-and-a-half-year tenure as an Administrative Law Judge during which time she presided over DEO and RA appeals.    

Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from the University of North Florida. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where her excellence was acknowledged as a recipient of Pro-Bono Honors and the Triumph Award. While pursuing her law degree, she was an active participant in Law Students Against Violence, serving on the organization’s Executive Board for the 2012-2013 academic year. She was a Pupil in the E. Robert Williams Inn of Court during law school and was a Barrister in the Ferguson-White American Inn of Court for 2021-2022.

Prior to law school, Catherine gained legal experience as a Paralegal for multiple Florida Law Firms. She also served as a Visitation Monitor for the Family Nurturing Center of North Florida. While pursuing her law degree, she was a Senior Student Clinician in her law school’s Family Law Legal Clinic. From June 2012 to September 2018, Catherine served as a volunteer Juvenile Criminal Sentencing Judge in the Clay County Diversion Program.  Most recently, on August 31, 2022, the Florida Bar published an article she wrote in its blog, The Professional, regarding anxiety, depression, and mental health in the legal profession. 

  • Florida 
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida  
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida 
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida 


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2013 
  • University of North Florida, B.A., 2010 

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Accolades, Associations & News

  • Pro-Bono Honors Recipient, May 2013 
  • Triumph Award Recipient, May 2013 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • The North Florida Chapter of International Association of Special Investigations Units, Member
  • Florida Bar Association; Member, Family Law Section 
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section    
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA), Member 
  • Speaker: “PIP Update: Billed Amount, Demand Letter and Other Issues” March 2023