Along with the addition of Mr. Miller, Kelley Kronenberg has plans for continued expansion in the area. The Chicago office has also added additional space to its current location to accommodate for the anticipated growth.
“Kelley Kronenberg is an established firm in Chicago and the office has potential for substantial growth,” said Mr. Miller, who aims to increase the firm’s presence in the area. “I am aggressively working to bring high caliber attorneys to the office, while simultaneously expanding the number of practice areas we offer.”
Mr. Miller is an accomplished trial attorney who has handled multi-million dollar Construction and Products Liability cases. Additionally, he handles matters involving Retail, Commercial Litigation, Public Entity and Governmental Liability. His background includes significant experience defending injury claims involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI), wrongful death, burn injuries, cervical and lumbar spine injuries, and catastrophic property damages.
“Chris’s relationships and reputation in the Chicago area are a tremendous asset to the firm,” said Michael Fichtel, Kelley Kronenberg’s firm-wide Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. “His addition, and shared ambition to grow the Chicago office, will help us turn our vision of being a powerhouse in the Chicago legal world into a reality.”
Kelley Kronenberg made its name as a boutique law firm defending Workers’ Compensation claims. A few years ago, to contend in today’s competitive marketplace, the firm added several new business legal services and opened offices in Chicago and Houston. Today, the firm has 12 offices around the country.
Mr. Miller is a published author and contributor in numerous periodicals and bar association publications, including: the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, UR Chicago, Chicago Tribune Red Eye and the Associated Press. Additionally, he has presented at the Chicago Bar Association’s Lunch and Learn program, Music Over Business and Columbia College Chicago. From 2010 to 2012, he was included on the list of Illinois Rising Stars, and in 2014, was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list.
Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Miller was the host of “Local 101,” a radio show on the former Q101. His on-air moniker was “Chris Payne.” He has also served as a Grammy Committee Member for the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Mr. Miller is licensed to practice law in Illinois’ state and federal courts, as well as Indiana on a pro hac vice basis. He earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago.