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Deborah F. Kadiri


Deborah F. Kadiri Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg


Deborah Kadiri is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to General Liability. 

Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Deborah served as an Assistant Public Defender for Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit. During her tenure, she handled an extremely demanding caseload which afforded her significant trial experience, through which she established an impressive trial record and built a reputation for being a stellar litigator. 

Deborah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she was a Shriver Center Service-Learning Scholar in recognition of her academic excellence, a status she maintained while serving as President of the UMBC Gospel Choir. She returned to UMBC and remained active on campus as the Graduate Student Association’s Vice President for External Affairs while earning her Master of Arts in Texts, Technologies, and Literature. Deborah went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law where she again had an illustrious academic career serving as an award-winning Moot Court Society competitor and Secretary of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Team. While attending law school, Deborah gained national and international legal experience as a Legal Intern for Outlaw PLLC, in Washington, D.C. and the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services, in Cape Town, South Africa. She also began honing her litigation skills as a supervised Student Attorney in her law school’s Criminal Justice Clinic by representing indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

  • Florida
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2020 
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, M.A., 2016 
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.A., 2013

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Accolades, Associations & News

  • Best Brief Award, Charles Hamilton Houston Nat’l Moot Court Team, 2018