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May 13, 2020

Kelley Kronenberg Expands Jacksonville Office with Addition of Partner Nikki E. Hawkins

Jacksonville, FL – Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse law firm, has expanded its Jacksonville presence with the addition of Nikki E. Hawkins. She joins the firm as a Partner, focusing on the defense of first party matters to include the defense of property insurance matters and third party litigation defense.

Hawkins represents insureds, self-insureds, individuals, domestic and public companies in a wide range of complex defense matters including liability and property and casualty matters.  She also has extensive experience handling first and third party claims such as motor vehicle accidents, coverage issues, PIP claims, premises liability, trucking and transportation issues, municipality, and claims involving injury and wrongful death. Hawkins has the skills necessary to assist her clients in investigations of fraud, coverage investigations and to conduct Examinations Under Oath.  Her commitment to excellence furthers the firm’s tradition of exceptional client service.

After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, Hawkins worked within the insurance industry for more than two decades and spent 18 years as a claims specialist and medical fraud investigator with a Fortune 500 insurer. She received her Juris doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law.

Hawkins is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. Additionally, she is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association.

She resides in the Jacksonville area with her husband, five children, and five grandchildren.

This expansion of the Jacksonville office is part of Kelley Kronenberg’s recent, and substantial, firm-wide growth. After adding new office locations in Daytona and Naples earlier this year, along with new practice areas, the firm now has 350 employees, including more than 160 lawyers. While it has been traditionally known as an insurance defense and Workers’ Compensation firm, additional practice focuses include Immigration, Labor and Employment, Bankruptcy, Healthcare and Construction.


Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with more than 160 attorneys and 11 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, our firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida, built on relationships and committed to exceptional client service. We serve all types and sizes of public and private companies, as well as small businesses and individuals nationwide. Kelley Kronenberg has been recognized amongst the “Largest U.S. Law Firms” in the Law 360 450 in 2019, National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 in 2019, and in the Top 10 in NLJ’s Women’s Scorecard 2019. The firm has been the recipient of many awards and honors most recently including: America’s Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019 by Forbes, Top 20 “Largest law Firms” by Florida Trend, South Florida Business Journal, South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, and Daily Business Review’s “Review 100” in 2019. For more information, visit


Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Relations Officer