FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, announced that Mirelis Castilla has joined the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office as a Partner and Paul M. May has joined as an attorney.
Castilla focuses her practice on all aspects of liability and casualty defense, representing a variety of clients in general liability matters including wrongful death, transportation liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, construction defect litigation, and insurance defense.
Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Castilla gained a decade of experience defending and litigating personal injury claims and coverage disputes for various insurance companies. Her experience also includes serving as In-House Counsel for a national insurance company.
Castilla is a member of The Florida Bar and the Miami Lakes Bar Association. Active in her community, she has served on the Women’s Leadership Counsel for the former Switchboard of Miami, a private nonprofit organization that ran hotlines that focused on suicide prevention and mental-health counseling. She has also volunteered with Dade Legal Aid’s Put Something Back project, the official program for providing pro bono or free legal assistance to the needy population of Miami-Dade County.
Castilla earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Florida International University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and is fluent in Spanish.
May assists in handling matters related to First Party Insurance Defense Litigation.
Before joining the firm, May worked as an Associate Attorney in a civil defense litigation firm in Fort Lauderdale where he primarily handled First and Third Party insurance defense matters.
May earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Alabama. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. During law school, he served as a Legal Aid for the Community Law Program and Metropolitan Ministries, two nonprofit organizations in the Tampa area. Additionally, he served as a Summer Intern at the Southern District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court.
May is admitted to practice law in Florida.