Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Kelley Kronenberg, a national full-service law firm, announced that Jacqueline Costoya and Michelle K. Suarez have joined the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.
Kelley Kronenberg has been steadily and methodically expanding its practice areas and attorneys over the past five years. The firm recently opened a new office in Miami and acquired a bankruptcy law firm in Tampa.
Jacqueline Costoya focuses her practice on Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation, assisting banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an Associate Attorney for a firm in Fort Lauderdale where she represented major mortgage lenders in all aspects of the foreclosure process and served as Lead Associate on all pending appellate litigation for the firm’s Creditors’ Rights department.
Ms. Costoya earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Client Communications. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Michelle K. Suarez focuses her practice on Business & Commercial Litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an Associate Attorney in the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Litigation Division of a civil defense firm. She has extensive experience in foreclosure litigation, bankruptcy and small business contract drafting and disputes. Additionally, she served as a law clerk for the Hon. Marina Garcia-Wood, of the Foreclosure Division of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Ms. Suarez earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. She is currently a member of the Nova Law Alumni Host Committee. Ms. Suarez is admitted to practice law in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.