January 30, 2018

Kelley Kronenberg named one of South Florida’s “Top Law Firms”; Seven Partners also named in the 2018 South Florida Legal Guide

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, was selected by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Law Firm” in the publication’s 2018 edition. Principal Partners Michael J. Fichtel, Howard L. Wander, Heath S. Eskalyo and Karen M. Gilmartin, along with firm Partners Amy Siegel Oran, Steven H. Osber, and Dominick V. Tamarazzo were named to the “Top Lawyers” list in their respective areas of practice. All of the firm’s selected lawyers have also been peer review-rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

The South Florida Legal Guide 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 serves as firm-wide Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his litigation practice, he initiated and orchestrated an overhaul of the firm’s business practices and philosophies, resulting in the firm’s unprecedented diversification, economic growth, and emergence as a technological leader in the legal industry.  Under his leadership, the firm transformed from a statewide firm with limited scope to a comprehensive industry leader.

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. Mr. Wander maintains an active Insurance Defense Litigation and trial caseload, focusing on the representation of employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers.  He also handles Property and Casualty claims, and oversees the firm’s Property and Casualty Department.

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, such as the firm-wide Kelley Kronenberg Cares initiative.

Karen M. Gilmartin is a Principal Partner, Chief Legal Officer and leads the firm’s Miami Lakes office. She focuses her practice on the defense of employers, carriers and self-insureds in the field of Workers’ Compensation and Subrogation. She has practiced in this area for 31 years. In 2015, she was inducted into the Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame, a select group of industry professionals who have substantially impacted the Workers’ Compensation field. Additionally, Mrs. Gilmartin is certified by the state of Florida to provide continuing education courses for insurance carriers and regularly presents seminars on a wide variety of general legal matters.

Amy Siegel Oran is a Partner in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. She focuses her practice exclusively on Workers’ Compensation defense, representing employers, insurance carriers, self-insured corporations, third party administrators, and claims servicing agencies. Her background includes extensive experience with all aspects of Litigation and Appellate law.

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.

Dominick V. Tamarazzo is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He is highly experienced in handling a variety of complex Commercial, Construction, Insurance Defense and general Civil Litigation matters in both federal and state courts as well as business contract formation, review and negotiation.