October 8, 2012

Kelley Kronenberg Opens New, Larger Office in Chicago

A year after entering the Chicago market, the national law firm of Kelley Kronenberg is expanding to a larger office to accommodate its continued growth in the area. The office, located in the prestigious 190 S. LaSalle Building in downtown Chicago, provides much more space for its newly-hired attorneys and expected new hires during the coming year.

Florida-based Kelley Kronenberg is a full service law firm that offers a number of legal services for businesses and individuals.  The firm established a Chicago presence last September by expanding its Defense Base Act (DBA) practice area outside of Florida. Today, the firm is one of the few in metropolitan Chicago to defend DBA claims.   In addition, the Chicago office handles claims brought forth under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), Jones Act, as well as Workers’ Compensation defense, General Admiralty/Maritime legal matters, General and Employer Liability, Subrogation, Civil Litigation and Employment Law.  Most recently the office has added a new partner and associate.

“We are very happy to have found a home here in Chicago and look forward to expanding our practice areas for our clients in the coming year,” said Chicago office Managing Partner James L. Azzarello, Jr.  “With our new office, we now have the capacity to bring in additional seasoned attorneys to our team.”

“The Defense Base Act Practice Group has given us a platform to grow our firm outside of Florida,” said firm wide managing partner Michael Fichtel. “Now that we have our feet on the ground in Chicago with that area of expertise, we’re ready to roll out those other areas of law which we are well known for.”

Kelley Kronenberg offers more than two dozen practice areas. In addition to those related to Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Defense work, the firm offers business and personal Bankruptcy, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Trusts and Estates, Environmental Law, Complex Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect Litigation, Architectural and Professional Liability and Real Estate, to  name a few.

In the past year, Kelley Kronenberg has increased its number of attorneys by more than 50 percent nationally. In addition to opening the Chicago office last year, it also opened an office in Houston, Texas and is currently looking at more locations around the country. The firm also has nine Florida offices.

For more information on Kelley Kronenberg’s Chicago office, please contact the firm at (312) 216-8828 or chicago@kelleykronenberg.com. The new address is 190 S. LaSalle, Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60603.