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June 20, 2022

Kelley Kronenberg Adds Nine Attorneys

Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and New Orleans, LA – Kelley Kronenberg announces the addition of nine attorneys. Munir Barakat, Carmela Jackson, and Sam Itayim join as Partners. Stella Duran, Kevin Johnson, David Kaye, Coral Lerner Francesca Vigna, and Taylor Wilson join the firm as associates.  

Miami 

Munir Barakat is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, focusing his practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense. He has over 17 years of diverse experience handling a broad range of civil litigation matters, including personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury (BI), commercial litigation, construction accidents, domestic and offshore trust structure design, streamlining operations or investments in the U.S., asset protection, estate planning and formation & maintenance of domestic and offshore business structures. 

Carmela D. Jackson is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, focusing her practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense. She has over 20 years of diverse experience handling a broad range of commercial litigation and insurance defense matters. 

Fort Lauderdale 

Sam Itayim is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, focusing his practice on Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) Defense. He has over ten years of diverse experience handling a broad range of commercial litigation and insurance defense matters. 

Stella Duran is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense. Stella obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.  

Francesca Vigna is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense. Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Francesca worked as an Attorney at a Matrimonial and Family Law firm in South Florida. 

New Orleans 

Kevin M. Johnson is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where he assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense. Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Kevin worked as a plaintiff attorney at a Louisiana-based law firm. 

Taylor G. Wilson is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense. Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Taylor worked as an Attorney representing clients in insurance defense matters, as well as premise liability and motor vehicle accident cases. 

Orlando 

Coral Lerner is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense. Coral obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Central Florida. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Barry University School of Law, where she graduated in the top 20% of her class. 

David Kaye is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where he assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense. Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, David worked in civil litigation in the Tampa Bay area, where he represented insurance companies in first party property matters, as well as represented HOAs and Condominium Associations. He also worked as a Litigation Manager for a technology and legal services company, where he managed a team of fifty attorneys in large scale e-Discovery cases. 

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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 a “Top Workplace” by the Sun Sentinel and a “Best Place to Work” by the South Florida Business Journal for two consecutive years.  For more information, visit www.kklaw.com.

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