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August 13, 2012

Kelley Kronenberg Adds Motorcycle Liability Defense Practice

The nationwide law firm Kelley Kronenberg announced the addition of a Motorcycle Liability Unit, which is dedicated to the defense of motorcycle related claims. Senior Attorney Kerry L. Kessler, an experienced motorcycle rider and trial attorney who has tried more than 50 cases to verdict, will lead the new practice. Mr. Kessler has been riding motorcycles for more than 30 years and has logged more than 200,000 miles on two wheels.

“We have seen a significant rise in the number of motorcycle claims being brought forth by plaintiffs’ attorneys who themselves are motorcycle enthusiasts,” said Mr. Kessler. That’s why I think it’s a big advantage to have someone on the other side who has the technical and practical experience in order to provide the best defense possible.”

The Motorcycle Liability Unit handles a broad range of motorcycle related cases including, the defense of riders who are sued for causing an accident, as well as drivers who become involved in an accident with an errant rider. The attorneys in this unit are also knowledgeable in motorcycle mechanics and Florida motorcycle law.

As a trained Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider and former MSF Level I “Rider Coach,” Mr. Kessler has the unique ability to speak the language of the motorcycle community and explain technical concepts to a non-rider audience. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and had previously been licensed in both Illinois and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all state trial courts of Florida, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits and the United States Tax Court.

Motorcycle Liability, along with Trusts and Estates, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Criminal Defense and Government Affairs are among nearly a dozen new practice areas Kelley Kronenberg has added in the past couple of years. The firm has nine locations across Florida, as well as offices in Houston and Chicago to serve clients around the country. In the past year, the firm has also increased its legal staff by more than 50 percent.