WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Howard L. Wander, Principal Partner and Chief Operating Officer with the full service business law firm Kelley Kronenberg, was recently honored by South Florida Business & Wealth magazine at the publication’s 2016 Apogee Awards. Mr. Wander was selected as the COO honoree for Palm Beach.
The Apogee Awards is a unique awards program created by South Florida Business & Wealth magazine to recognize distinguished leaders who hold positions in the C-Suite of companies. The honorees included a select group of individuals in South Florida whose dedication to their occupation and to their industries and communities deserves particular recognition. South Florida Business & Wealth, a publication of Lifestyle Media Group, is the leading provider and trusted resource for business and economic information affecting the region.
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, where he currently serves as Managing Partner. In addition to 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 focus on representation of employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers.
Among his professional achievements, Mr. Wander is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates the highest professional and ethical standards and is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. He has been recognized as a “Power Leader in Law” by the South Florida Business Journal as well as a “Top Lawyer” in the South Florida Legal Guide. He was also recognized as a “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine, 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.