Michael J. Kranzler

Associate

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(754) 220-3752
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(754) 212-4170
Deerfield Beach, FL
1191 E. Newport Center Drive
Penthouse H
Deerfield Beach
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FL
33442
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PRACTICE AREAS

Insurance Defense

First-Party Property

Admissions

Florida

Education

University of Miami School of Law

J.D., cum laude, 2015

Vanderbilt University

B.A., 2009

Michael J. Kranzler is an accomplished insurance defense attorney representing large insurance carriers throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Kranzler’s practice focuses on the development and application of creative litigation techniques to ensure that the right result is obtained in every single case. He prioritizes the efficient resolution of each case and prides himself on advising his clients without any varnishing of the facts or law affecting each case. If a case merits early settlement, he will ensure that it is resolved in the most cost-effective manner for the client; if the case is defensible, he will prepare a comprehensive litigation strategy calculated to obtain the best possible result.

His investigations include an evaluation of an insured’s credibility, from their social media history to the nonverbal cues at depositions which not only speak volumes to the facts of the case, but also provide his clients with insight that can be leveraged at trial. His data-driven approach includes a deep analysis of his opposing counsels’ historical negotiation tactics, which allows him to predict the likely settlement range or anticipated branching litigation paths at the outset in most cases. In the last four years, he has saved his clients more than $4.3 million dollars off the amounts sought in litigation by insureds and their counsels. Some of these representative matters include:

  • Altagracia Mera v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Broward Case No. CACE-18-020878, Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, February 20, 2020.
  • Jozsef Basco v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Miami-Dade Case No. 2017-001602-CA-01, Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Final Summary Judgment, January 16, 2020.
  • Anabel Ascencio, et al v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Broward Case No. CACE-18-012238, Order on Defendant’s Amended Motion for Reconsideration, June 17, 2019.
  • Daniel Beitra and Jeannette Beitra v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Broward Case No. CACE-17-012159, Order on Defendant’s Amended Renewed Motion for Entry of Final Judgment, June 6, 2019, aff’d, Case No. 4D19-1842 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020).

Outside of his practice, Mr. Kranzler is a competitive obstacle course racer and a two-time representative of Team USA at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Kranzler was the lead attorney heading up the first-party property defense practice group for a law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a specific focus on the investigation and defense of fraudulent first party insurance claims.

Presentations

Starting a New Chapter: Competence and Other Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy, CLE Ethics Training, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, April 2, 2014

Stuck in the Middle With You, CLE Ethics Training, JAMS Miami, March 5, 2014

Court-eous’ Communication: The Ethics of Communication and Candor in Bankruptcy Practice, CLE Ethics Training, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, November 13, 2013

Community Service

LawWithoutWalls - team leader/mentor for international team of law students focused on creating a “project of worth” solving an emerging issue in the practice of law.

Michael J. Kranzler is an accomplished insurance defense attorney representing large insurance carriers throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Kranzler’s practice focuses on the development and application of creative litigation techniques to ensure that the right result is obtained in every single case. He prioritizes the efficient resolution of each case and prides himself on advising his clients without any varnishing of the facts or law affecting each case. If a case merits early settlement, he will ensure that it is resolved in the most cost-effective manner for the client; if the case is defensible, he will prepare a comprehensive litigation strategy calculated to obtain the best possible result.

His investigations include an evaluation of an insured’s credibility, from their social media history to the nonverbal cues at depositions which not only speak volumes to the facts of the case, but also provide his clients with insight that can be leveraged at trial. His data-driven approach includes a deep analysis of his opposing counsels’ historical negotiation tactics, which allows him to predict the likely settlement range or anticipated branching litigation paths at the outset in most cases. In the last four years, he has saved his clients more than $4.3 million dollars off the amounts sought in litigation by insureds and their counsels. Some of these representative matters include:

  • Altagracia Mera v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Broward Case No. CACE-18-020878, Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment, February 20, 2020.
  • Jozsef Basco v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Miami-Dade Case No. 2017-001602-CA-01, Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Final Summary Judgment, January 16, 2020.
  • Anabel Ascencio, et al v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Broward Case No. CACE-18-012238, Order on Defendant’s Amended Motion for Reconsideration, June 17, 2019.
  • Daniel Beitra and Jeannette Beitra v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Broward Case No. CACE-17-012159, Order on Defendant’s Amended Renewed Motion for Entry of Final Judgment, June 6, 2019, aff’d, Case No. 4D19-1842 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020).

Outside of his practice, Mr. Kranzler is a competitive obstacle course racer and a two-time representative of Team USA at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Kranzler was the lead attorney heading up the first-party property defense practice group for a law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a specific focus on the investigation and defense of fraudulent first party insurance claims.

Presentations

Starting a New Chapter: Competence and Other Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy, CLE Ethics Training, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, April 2, 2014

Stuck in the Middle With You, CLE Ethics Training, JAMS Miami, March 5, 2014

Court-eous’ Communication: The Ethics of Communication and Candor in Bankruptcy Practice, CLE Ethics Training, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, November 13, 2013

Community Service

LawWithoutWalls - team leader/mentor for international team of law students focused on creating a “project of worth” solving an emerging issue in the practice of law.

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