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Joseph J. Nagy Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Joseph J. Nagy

Partner, Fort Lauderdale /

Joseph Nagy is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing his practice on all aspects of liability and casualty defense.

Joseph represents a variety of clients throughout the state of Florida in general liability matters including wrongful death, trucking and transportation liability, premises liability, products liability,  liquor liability, automobile negligence, negligent security, construction defect litigation, admiralty and general insurance defense.  Related to premises liability cases, he has defended hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, condominiums, retail stores and individuals in slip and falls, trip and falls and negligent maintenance.  Joseph has handled cases in all aspects of general liability which have involved injuries from death claims to all types of non-surgical and surgical cases including paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries.

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph 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, Joseph worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court from 1999-2003.

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

  • The Florida Bar
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Speaker, The “Open and Obvious” Defense in Florida: Not Typically a Complete Defense, September 2020
  • Work Product & Attorney Client Privilege, November 2017
  • Slips, Trips & Falls – Legal Updates & Defense Strategies, November 2017
  • Time Limit Policy Demand, 2014
  • Premises Liability, 2013
  • Trucking and Transportation Defense in Florida, 2013
  • Liquor Liability in Florida, 2011
  • Adjuster Ethics, 2011
  • Defense of hundreds of cases involving slip and falls and trip and falls of retail stores, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, condominiums and individuals.
  • Defense of nationwide retailer in premise case where crate of packaged dog food fell over on employee
  • Representation of numerous stores, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers against claims of negligent hiring, negligent supervision and negligent retention.
  • Has handled numerous various complex matters involving claims of negligent security against retail stores, service stations, restaurants and shopping centers.
  • Represents nationwide sporting goods 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 owners of property in construction accidents and construction defect cases.

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