January 28, 2014

Kelley Kronenberg named as a South Florida “Top Law Firm”; Six Partners also named to the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Kelley Kronenberg, a nationwide full-service law firm, was selected by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Law Firm” in the publication’s 2014 edition. Principal Partners Michael J. Fichtel, Howard L. Wander, Heath S. Eskalyo and Karen M. Gilmartin, along with firm Partners Steven H. Osber and Harold S. Stevens were listed as “Top Lawyers” in their respective areas of practice. Amy B. Siegel was also recognized as a “Top Up & Comer.”

SFLG Cover 2014 Edition

The South Florida Legal Guide, now in its 14th edition, is a peer-nominated publication. Lawyers selected must be well-regarded in the legal profession, have several years of experience, and possess a distinguished track record.

Attorney Biographies:

Michael J. Fichtel

Michael J. Fichtel serves as firm wide Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, and has been instrumental in the firm’s growth from a statewide practice to a national presence. He practices in the area of insurance defense with a focus on Workers’ Compensation claims for Fortune 500 companies. He was listed in the Workers’ Compensation Defense category.

Howard L. Wander

Howard L. Wander serves as Principal Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of the firm’s West Palm Beach office. He has been directly involved in the firm’s strategic consultation and growth into a Statewide Florida practice as well national presence with offices in Chicago and Houston. He maintains an active Insurance Defense Litigation and trial caseload, focusing on the representation of employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers.  He also oversees the Property and Casualty Department of the firm and handles property and casualty matters.  He was listed in the Workers’ Compensation category.

Heath S. Eskalyo

Heath S. Eskalyo is a Principal Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. A Civil Trial Litigator, he focuses his practice on OSHA, Defense Base Act claims, Insurance Fraud, Civil Liability and Construction law. Mr. Eskalyo has also been a driving force in the growth of the firm and oversees its philanthropic efforts.  He was listed in the Workers’ Compensation Defense category.

Karen M. Gilmartin

Karen M. Gilmartin is a Principal Partner, Chief Legal Officer and leads the firm’s Miami office. She focuses her practice on the defense of employers, carriers and self-insureds in the field of Workers’ Compensation and Subrogation. She was listed in the Workers’ Compensation Defense category.

Steven H. Osber

Steven H. Osber is a partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office and chairs the Commercial Litigation Group. He focuses on complex and general commercial and business litigation, including partnership/shareholder disputes, commercial eviction matters, real estate litigation, and construction litigation. He was listed in the Corporate and Business Litigation category.

Harold S. Stevens

Harold S. Stevens is also a partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He focuses his practice on the defense of General Liability, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Premises Liability  and Construction Defect claims. Stevens was listed in the Construction Litigation and General Liability categories.

Amy B. Siegel

Top Up & Comer recipient Amy B. Siegel was named a Partner in the firm’s West Palm Beach office in 2014. She focuses her practice exclusively on Workers’ Compensation defense, representing employers and major insurance carriers in a variety of complex matters.


About Kelley Kronenberg

Kelley Kronenberg is a national full-service law firm, with a client roster comprised of recognizable corporate names, successful entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm handles a variety of legal matters including Commercial and Construction Litigation, Government Relations, General and Product Liability, Labor and Employment, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, Defense Base Act, OSHA, Medicare Set-Asides and Appellate law. Kelley Kronenberg has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Lakes, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, the Panhandle, Houston and Chicago. For more information, log on to www.kelleykronenberg.com or call 954-370-9970. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kelleykronenberg, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/KelleyKronenLaw, and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/kelley-kronenberg