December 1, 2021Share
Kelley Kronenberg Expands Justice for Kids Division with the Addition of Kayla Riera-Gomez
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Kelley Kronenberg is excited to announce that Kayla Riera-Gomez has joined the firm’s Justice for Kids Division as a Partner. Justice for Kids is a national practice dedicated to providing legal services to abused, disabled, and catastrophically injured children harmed in foster care, shelters, residential treatment centers, group homes, and other child welfare settings, as well as all children harmed by the acts of others.
Riera-Gomez worked for nearly a decade in the public sector as a Legislative Assistant to leaders in both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, gaining extensive experience with child welfare and adoption legislation. She later worked for large defense firms representing child welfare agencies, schools and after school programs, churches, and rehabilitation facilities in high stakes personal injury claims. This diverse experience with child welfare and social service issues provides her with the unique ability to assess both sides of cases involving child welfare and adoption issues.
Outside of the courtroom, Riera-Gomez has been involved with several legal industry associations. She is a past president of the Coral Gables Bar Association, a past Board Member of the Miami Dade Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association. Riera-Gomez is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and a Family Mediator.
A graduate of Florida State University, Riera-Gomez earned her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Florida as well as the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.
ABOUT KELLEY KRONENBERG
Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with over 400 employees, more than 175 attorneys, and 12 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, the firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida and amongst the largest in the U.S. The firm serves all types and sizes of public and private companies, including small businesses and individuals nationwide. Kelley Kronenberg is recognized amongst the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The firm is ranked amongst the “Largest Law Firms” by the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500, Law360 400, Florida Trend, South Florida Business Journal, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Orlando Business Journal, and Jacksonville Business Journal, South Florida Business & Wealth, South Florida Legal Guide, American Lawyer’s, Daily Business Review “Review 100;” and “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2021. The firm has been the recipient of many accolades, most recently including being named a “Best Multi-Practice Business Law Firm – USA,” by Acquisition International, “Business of the Year,” and “Top 100 Private Companies,” by South Florida Business Journal.
Kelley Kronenberg is nationally recognized as a “Top 5 Firm for Diversity” in American Lawyer’s “Diversity Scorecard,” including amongst the “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Black Attorneys,” “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Hispanic Attorneys,” “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Minority Attorneys,” “Top Firms with Highest Percentage of Minority Partners,” in 2021, and “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” by Forbes in 2019. The firm is also recognized as a “Top 20 Firm” in the National Law Journal’s 2021 “Women’s Scorecard,” a national survey that promotes diversity and inclusion and honors women in the workplace. Kelley Kronenberg was selected a 2021 “Diversity Team” winner by Profiles in Diversity Journal and has made diversity a key aspect and feature of the firm, stressing inclusion and equality as part of the firm culture and core values.
The firm earned the Ragan’s “Top Places to Work,” “Top Workplaces USA” award by Energage, and “Top Workplaces for Communication,” “Top Workplaces for Clued-In Leaders,” “Top Workplaces for Top Leaders,” and “Top Workplaces for Innovation” in 2021. Kelley Kronenberg has also been recognized as