Lydia Harley is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, managing the International Practice Group at Kelley Kronenberg. Lydia focuses her practice on the defense of General Liability, Immigration, and the prosecution and defense of declaratory judgement actions involving insurance coverage disputes and extra-contractual claims.
Lydia serves on the board of the German American Business Chamber of South Florida and is an active member of the American-German Club of the Palm Beaches.
Prior to joining the firm, Lydia worked as a law clerk for the Broward County School Board, Office of General Counsel where she performed legal research and analysis for the sixth largest public school district in the nation.
From 2000 to 2004, Lydia was a law student at Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany, with a primary focus on Constitutional, Contract, Tort, and Criminal Law.
In 2008, Lydia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business and Public Policy from the University of Maryland College Park where she graduated magna cum laude. While working towards her undergraduate degree, she earned a spot on the Dean’s List for four consecutive years and was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
In 2010, she earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Operations Management, from Florida Atlantic University where she was an Academic Diversity Fellowship recipient.
Lydia went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center where she graduated summa cum laude and earned a spot on the Dean’s List for three consecutive years. During this time, she received both the Merit and the Einstein Scholarship Awards for two consecutive years. While obtaining her law degree, she served as Executive Editor of the Nova Law Review where she received both the Red Pen and Kaplan awards, was a member of the Nova Trial Association, and held numerous teaching and research assistant positions in areas of Civil Procedure, Constitutional, Criminal, Banking, Family, as well as Juvenile/Dependency law.
Lydia is fluent in verbal and written German, and is fluent in verbal Aramaic.