West Palm Beach, Fla. – Howard L. Wander, a Principal Partner and Chief Operating Officer with the national law firm Kelley Kronenberg, was named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the Florida Legal Elite for 2014. As a Florida Legal Elite honoree, Mr. Wander will be listed in a special report in the magazine’s July 2014 issue.
Florida Legal Elite voting is open to all currently licensed and practicing Florida attorneys. Participants were invited to nominate their peers whom they hold in the highest regard and would recommend to others. Nominations were also vetted by a Blue Ribbon panel of prominent attorneys. The selected honorees represent approximately two percent of the active Florida Bar members.
Mr. Wander has helped lead the strategic growth and direction of Kelley Kronenberg, and was directly involved in developing the firm into a multi-office Florida practice. He opened the West Palm Beach office more than 20 years ago and serves as Managing Partner of that office. On top of his leadership role with the firm, he continues to maintain an active litigation and trial caseload in the areas of insurance defense litigation and property & casualty, with a specialized focus on representation of employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers.
Among his professional achievements, Mr. Wander is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. He was recently recognized as a “Power Leader in Law” by the South Florida Business Journal as well as a “Top Lawyer” in the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide. He was also recognized as a “2010 Legal Impact Leader” in South Florida Business Leader magazine and was honored as a “Leading Lawyer” in the South Florida Business Journal’s Book of Law in 2012.
Mr. Wander is certified by the State of Florida to provide continuing education courses and conducts seminars for clients on a variety of insurance defense matters. He has been featured in the Boca Raton Observer, the Palm Beach Post and Smart Business Magazine.
In 1984, Mr. Wander earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. After relocating to Florida, he obtained his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. He is licensed to practice law in Florida.