Derek Goldsmith


Derek Goldsmith Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg


Derek O. Goldsmith is a Partner and Business Unit Leader at Kelley Kronenberg, focusing his practice on first-party property insurance defense.

Derek represents insurance carriers in all aspects of homeowner coverage disputes, including pre-litigation claim investigations and litigation defense.

Derek started his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, where he served as first chair in numerous felony jury trials to verdict involving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree felonies. Following his years at the State Attorney’s office, Derek gained experience practicing first-party property insurance defense, commercial and business litigation.

Derek earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Economics from the University of Florida. He then pursued his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.

Derek received the Florida Rising Stars award for 2018 – 2021.

  • Florida
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Florida, B.S., 2008

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Accolades, Associations & News

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Rising Stars,” Insurance Coverage, 2018 – 2021
  • Speaker: “Handling Late Reported Hurricane Claims and Avoiding Bad Faith,” March 2024
  • Speaker: “Bad Faith and Handling EUO/SIU Pre-Suit Investigations & Successfully Planning and Preparing for Trial”, November 2022
  • Speaker, “Legislation on AOBs: House Bills 7065 & 337 and EUOs,” February 2022

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