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Firm History

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.

Below is the timeline of our expansion and some significant events in our firm’s history:

1980

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

1987

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

1988

1988

1988

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

1994

1994

1994

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

1995

1995

1995

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

1996

1996

1996

Christine Simpson, Executive Director, joins the firm.  

1998

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

1999

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

2008

2008

2008

Kelley Kronenberg opens an office in Tampa, Florida.

2011

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

2012

Steven Kronenberg, Co-Founder, retires.

2012

2012

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

2013

2013

2013

The firm changes its official name to Kelley Kronenberg.

2015

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

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

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

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

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.