FORT LAUDERDALE/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Howard L. Wander and Heath S. Eskalyo, Principal Partners with the full service business law firm Kelley Kronenberg, were named to Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite for 2016. Mr. Wander was selected in the category of Insurance and Mr. Eskalyo was selected for Workers’ Compensation.
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, who serves as Chief Operating Officer for the firm, 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 AV® Preeminent™ rated 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 “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. Eskalyo serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Kelley Kronenberg and has also been instrumental in the firm’s growth to a diverse, full service law firm. Mr. Eskalyo plays a significant role in the firm’s business development efforts and the continued expansion of its practice areas and services. Additionally, he directs the firm’s philanthropic efforts. As a Civil Trial Litigator, he focuses his practice on Workers’ Compensation, OSHA, Defense Base Act claims, Insurance Fraud, Civil Liability, Construction Law and Occupational Accident and Truckers Occupational Insurance claims.
Mr. Eskalyo holds the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide. He was also selected as a Lifestyle Media Group “Leaders in Law” 2014 Finalist in the Litigation / Civil Trial category. Additionally, he is the Founder and President of Tri Sharks, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to professional growth, business development and philanthropy.