Richard S. Unger


Richard S. Unger Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg


Richard Unger is a Partner and Business Unit Leader at Kelley Kronenberg. where he concentrates on matters related to all aspects of workers’ compensation, representing employers and insurance carriers in coverage disputes, administrative proceedings, trials, and appeals. His background includes experience in civil litigation, commercial litigation, appellate law, personal injury, family law, and probate.

Richard has vast experience assisting employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation cases and workplace disputes. From providing counseling to vigorously defending them in litigation, he helps his clients daily in all aspects of claims handling, both before and after litigation has begun. He has handled complex matters through trial on numerous occasions, with a high percentage of success. Richard represents businesses and individuals of all types and sizes, both public and private, from national multi-billion-dollar corporations to small employers.

Richard has practiced law for more than three decades and has handled cases before Florida’s First, Third, and Fourth District Courts of Appeal. Throughout his career, Richard has cultivated an array of skills and knowledge that have contributed to the effective representation of clients across various industries, including the retail, healthcare, hospitality, and the public goods and government services industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, municipalities, retail, restaurant, and transportation.

Prior to joining the firm, Richard worked as in-house counsel for a large insurance company. He represented employers and insurance carriers and assisted clients in developing cost-effective claims management programs. Richard is certified by the state of Florida to conduct continuing education courses and frequently presents seminars and lectures on a variety of civil liability matters.

  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1984

Practice Areas

Accolades, Associations & News

  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Member


  • Aventura Marketing Council, Member
  • Jewish Federation, Member
  • Speaker, “2022 Workers’ Compensation – Law and Ethics Update,” July 2022
  • Speaker, 2020 – 2021 Law & Ethics Update Webinar, January 2021
  • Speaker, Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Cases of 2020 Webinar, August 2020
  • Speaker, Law and Ethics Update, June 2018
  • Speaker, Law and Ethics Update, December 2016
  • Speaker, Law and Ethics Update, August 2016
  • Speaker, Law and Ethics Update, November 2015
  • Speaker, Impact of Landmark Workers’ Compensation Cases on Adjusting Claims, May 2013
  • Speaker, Case Law Update: Social Media, July 2013
  • Speaker, 2010-2011 Case Law Update, June 2012
  • Speaker, Compensability of the Claim, August 2012
  • Speaker, Case Law Update: Confidentiality Between Insurer & Insured, October 2012