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Our Firm

Our Firm

Commitment. Service. Leadership.

At Kelley Kronenberg, we do not try to be all things to all people. Although we provide a full spectrum of civil defense and litigation services, we believe our focus on relationships and customer service is what sets us apart from other law firms.

Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with over 400 employees, more than 175 attorneys, and 12 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, the firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida and amongst the largest in the U.S. The firm serves all types and sizes of public and private companies, including small businesses and individuals nationwide.

Perhaps the greatest measure of our success is the high number of ongoing client relationships we proudly maintain with major corporations, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We represent clients across an array of practice areas, taking pride in our policies and practices of exceptional personal service, prompt reporting, and commitment to fully understanding and satisfying our client’s needs.


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

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  • 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.

  • 2012

    2012

    Thomas Choberka, Chief Business Development Officer, joins the firm.

  • 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

    Barbara Repandis, Chief Human Resources Officer, joins the firm.

  • 2018

    2018

    Jorge Cosio, Chief Strategy Officer, joins the firm.

  • 2018

    2018

    Randy Moreau, Chief Accounting Officer, joins the firm.

  • 2019

    2019

    Greta Matiash, Chief Digital Officer, joins the firm.

  • 2019

    2019

    Francis Magbanua, Chief Information Security and Infrastructure 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

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

  • 2020

    2020

    Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Relations Officer, joins the firm.

  • 2020

    2020

    Raymond Lowe, Chief Information Officer, joins the firm.

  • 2021

    2021

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

  • 2021

    Kelley Kronenberg is on track to have 400 employees firm-wide in 2021.

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