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Joseph J. Nagy Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Joseph J. Nagy

Partner, Fort Lauderdale /

Joe Nagy is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing his practice on all aspects of General Liability and Casualty Defense.  With over 17 years of experience, he represents a variety of clients throughout Florida. He joined Kelley Kronenberg in 2017.

Joe has litigated and defended all areas of general liability matters including:

  • Automobile negligence
  • Dram shop liability
  • Construction defect
  • General insurance defense
  • Negligent security
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Trucking and transportation liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Property damage

Related to premises liability cases, he has represented hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, condominiums, retail stores and individuals in slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls and negligent maintenance.

Joe has handled cases in all aspects of general liability which have involved injuries from death claims to various types of non-surgical and surgical cases including paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries.

Prior to joining the firm, Joe has more than 13 years of experience defending and litigating general liability claims for the insured’s of various insurance companies and self-insured entities.   Prior to focusing his practice to defending and litigating general liability claims, Joe worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court from 1999-2003.

Joe regularly presents accredited seminars on topics such as claims adjuster ethics, premises liability, trucking and transportation defense, Florida claims handling and defense strategies.

Joe is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and mediates cases in all areas of civil litigation.

Joe believes that the key is the relationship with his client and being responsive. He provides a service to his client and does that at the highest level.

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association, Member
  • Defense of hundreds of cases involving slip-and-falls and trip-and-fall at retail stores, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, condominiums and individuals
  • Defense of a nationwide retailer where a crate of packaged dog food fell on an employee
  • Representation of numerous stores, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers against claims of negligent hiring, negligent supervision and negligent retention
  • Numerous complex matters involving claims of negligent security against retail stores, service stations, restaurants and shopping centers
  • Representation of nationwide sporting goods store chain in all aspects of general liability premises liability
  • Representation of nationwide health club chain against claims of slip-and-fall, premises liability and wrongful death
  • Representation of nationwide trucking companies in claims of negligence and wrongful death
  • Representation of contractors, sub-contractors, and property owners in construction accidents
  • Speaker, Accident Investigations, April 2021
  • Speaker, The “Open and Obvious” Defense in Florida: Not Typically a Complete Defense, September 2020
  • Speaker, Active Shooter Liability Seminar, October 2019
  • Speaker, Defense of a Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, October 2019
  • Speaker, Work Product & Attorney-Client Privilege Seminar, November 2017
  • Speaker, Slips, Trips & Falls – Legal Updates & Defense Strategies, November 2017
  • Speaker, Time Limit Policy Demand Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker, Premises Liability Seminar, 2013
  • Speaker, Trucking and Transportation Defense in Florida, 2013
  • Speaker, Liquor Liability in Florida Seminar, 2011
  • Speaker, Adjuster Ethics Seminar, 2011

Contact Information

Practice Areas


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


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1995