Our Firm

Our Firm

Commitment. Service. Leadership.

Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg is an award winning, multi-practice national law firm with over 485 employees, more than 225 attorneys, and 16 locations throughout Florida and the United States. We are privileged to represent large public and private companies, small businesses, and individuals nationwide.

With more than 25 practice areas, and growth on the horizon, we offer a comprehensive catalog of legal services to protect your legal interests in business and at home. Our firm is progressive and technologically advanced, while remaining true to our customer service heritage: integrity, ingenuity, and sincerity.

Ever mindful of our history, but intensely committed to our future, we offer our clients a small firm feel with large firm resources.


The Leadership
Difference

We make decisions faster.

Lawyers love process and consultation. However, we believe that slow cumbersome processes, with too many checks and approvals, will kill innovation before it starts. At Kelley Kronenberg, there are no committee actions to halt the decision-making process. Our small, tight, Leadership Team prides itself on its autonomy. We have the ability to move quickly, pivot, make decisions, and execute. We see around corners and stay ahead of the curve.

We are accessible.

Firm Leadership is not only accessible but personally invested and directly involved with all of our Partners and their success. We make sure that we work daily to create an atmosphere where Partners feel comfortable communicating and sharing their thoughts. We eliminate barriers, provide feedback, and inspire confidence.

We approach your book of business like it is our business.

We believe entrepreneurship is no longer just a business term anymore – it’s our law firm’s way of life. We understand the business of law. Our entrepreneurial culture shapes our thoughts, attitudes, relationships and our approach to the practice of law. We are a business firm, both in who we represent and how we see ourselves.

We make marketing and business development a part of your team.

Firm Leadership ensures that marketing and business development has the trust and support of the Partners and practices they serve. Our unparalleled team combines a strategy-leading mix of marketing and business development activities to drive firm revenue and growth. We prefer to think of ourselves as creative business partners. This means that we hold your hand from the initial lightbulb moment through to the launch of something brilliant.

Our Marketing and Business Development Team maintains accountability and utilizes its resources, skills, and talent to achieve each Partner’s goals. Unique to Kelley Kronenberg, our team operates in the same way as a full-service, comprehensive marketing and business development agency. We operate within the firm and for the sole benefit of the firm. Our team is your team.

Our Marketing and Business Development team provides Partners with unmatched support which includes individualized business development training and coaching that recognizes their unique skills, experience and practice focus. The team works with Partners to increase business development success rates, optimize internal cross-selling opportunities, identify potential new clients and referral sources, become more effective at meetings with potential clients, improve client service and retention effort, and develop a personal brand. Further, our team handles all traditional marketing functions, public relations and communications, creative services/graphics, collateral development, events management and digital operations.

Firm History

Kelley Kronenberg was built on hard work, passion, and a focus on client service. Every year since 1980, Kelley Kronenberg has evolved and progressed to meet the needs of our clients and the ever-changing landscape of their businesses. Since its inception, Kelley Kronenberg has been a leading law firm serving a wide range of businesses. The firm has extensive experience and is a leader within the insurance industry for over 40 years.

We are proud of our history and celebrate our continued growth as one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida.

Timeline

1980
1980

Bud Adams, Charles Kelley, and Steven Kronenberg found and open Kelley Kronenberg in Coconut Grove, Florida.

1980
1980

Kelley Kronenberg moves its primary office to Miami Lakes, Florida.

 

1980
1980

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1987
1987

Michael Fichtel, current CEO, joins the firm, becomes a Principal Partner in 1992, and Managing Partner in 2010.

1988
1988

Howard Wander, current COO and Principal Partner, joins the firm, and in 1994 becomes a Managing Partner.

1994
1994

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

1995
1995

Heath Eskalyo, current CFO and Principal Partner, joins the firm and in 2000 becomes a Managing Partner.

 

1996
1996

Christine Simpson, Executive Director, joins the firm.

 

1998
1998

Charles Kelley, Co-founder, retires.

 

 

1998
1998

Kelley Kronenberg moves its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1998
1998

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Orlando, Florida.

1999

The firm starts to diversify its practice areas and accelerates this track throughout the next decade.

2008
2008

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Tampa, Florida.

2011
2011

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Chicago, Illinois.

2011

The firm headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida expands and grows to 30,000 square feet.

2011
2011

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Tallahassee, Florida.

2012

Steven Kronenberg, Co-Founder, retires.

2013
2013

The firm changes its official name to Kelley Kronenberg.

2015
2015

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Miami, Florida on Brickell Avenue, in the heart of Miami’s financial district.

2015
2015

Kelley Kronenberg opens a virtual satellite office in Atlanta, Georgia.

2018
2018

Jorge Cosio, Chief Strategy Officer, joins the firm.

2019
2019

The firm completes construction and moves into its new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

2019
2019

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Jacksonville, Florida.

2019

The firm celebrates 300 employees firm-wide.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg welcomes Justice for Kids® a leading Child Advocacy Practice Group.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Daytona, Florida.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Naples, Florida.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg went 100% virtual in response to COVID-19.

2020
2020

Raymond Lowe, Chief Information Officer, joins the firm.

2020
2020

Kelley Kronenberg opens a satellite office in New York City.

2021
2021

Kelley Kronenberg opens a satellite office in Short Hills, New Jersey.

2021
2021

Kelley Kronenberg reached over 400 employees and more than 200 attorneys.

2022
2022

Sophia Turner-Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, joins the firm.

2022
2022

Kelley Kronenberg breaks ground on the expansion of its headquarters (HQ2) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

2023
2023

Kelley Kronenberg opens a satellite office in Merrillville, Indiana.

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