In 1980, Bud Adams, Chuck Kelley and Steven Kronenberg chose a quiet neighborhood of Coconut Grove as the location for their new law firm. Four decades later, Kelley Kronenberg is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The founders’ core values — hard work, passion and exceptional client service — continue on today.
At the start, Kelley Kronenberg focused on serving businesses and the insurance industry. As those practices grew, the firm opened additional offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami Lakes.
Fast forward, Kelley Kronenberg hired Michael Fichtel, now Principal Partner and Chief Executive Officer in 1987, when he graduated law school. Howard Wander, now Principal Partner and Chief Operating Officer joined the firm shortly thereafter, and Heath Eskalyo now Principal Partner and Chief Financial Officer joined in 1995, after working as a Broward County prosecutor. All three attorneys were not only excellent legal practitioners, but