Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, FL and New Orleans, LA – Kelley Kronenberg announces the addition of six attorneys. Lizbell Lucero joins the firm as Partner. Frederick Burton, Imani Culpepper, Alberto Ortiz, Zachary Sawko, and Courtney Smith join the firm as associates.
Lizbell Lucero is a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, focusing her practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense.
Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Lizbell served as Staff Counsel for one of the largest home insurers in Florida, where she handled matters related to first party insurance defense. She brings with her vast litigation experience, having previously worked for Kelley Kronenberg as an Associate Attorney, practicing first party insurance defense, including property and casualty claims as well as complex commercial disputes.
Alberto Ortiz is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where he assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense.
Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, Alberto worked at a large firm in South Florida, where he practiced primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation. Before focusing on insurance defense work, Alberto managed and operated a solo private practice, where he concentrated exclusively on immigration and nationality law, representing individuals and businesses.
Frederick Burton is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where he assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense.
Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Frederick worked at a firm in New Orleans, where he practiced primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation representing companies in complex insurance cases and subrogation matters.
Imani Culpepper is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense.
Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, Imani worked as a Legal Fellow for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a public interest tech organization. She also served as a Fellow for the NAACP of Florida.
Courtney Smith is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense.
Before joining Kelley Kronenberg, Courtney represented insurance carriers for more than a decade in first-party property insurance coverage and third-party insurance liability matters in state and federal courts across Florida. She also has extensive experience handling complex business disputes, commercial litigation, and products liability matters.
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Zachary Sawko is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, where he assists in handling matters related to First Party Property Insurance Defense.
Before becoming an Attorney, Zachary worked as a Law Clerk at Kelley Kronenberg, where he gained experience in First Party Property Insurance Defense by drafting case reports, pleadings, motions, and discovery requests and responses.
ABOUT KELLEY KRONENBERG
Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with over 400 employees, more than 200 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. Kelley Kronenberg has been recognized amongst the “Largest U.S. Law Firms” by the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500, Law 360 400, and Florida Trend in 2020, “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” by Forbes and “Top 10” in NLJ’s “Women’s Scorecard” 2019. The firm has been the recipient of many accolades most recently including: “Best Multi-Practice Business Law Firm – USA,” Acquisition International; “Business of the Year,” “Top 100 Private Companies,” “Top Law Firms,” and “Largest Law Firms,” South Florida Business Journal; “Largest Law Firms,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, Orlando Business Journal, and Jacksonville Business Journal; “Biggest Law Firms in Florida,” Florida Trend; “Top 100 Law Firms,” South Florida Business & Wealth; Florida’s Largest Law Firms,” American Lawyer’s, Daily Business Review “Review 100;” and “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm earned the 2021 Ragan’s Top Places to Work and Top Workplaces USA award by Energage and “Top Workplaces for Communication, Top Workplaces for Clued-In Leaders, Top Workplaces for Top Leaders, and Top Workplaces for Innovation.” Kelley Kronenberg has also been recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the Sun Sentinel and a “Best Place to Work” by the South Florida Business Journal for two consecutive years. For more information, visit www.kklaw.com.
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