Chartwell Law Continues Growth in Florida Adding New Attorneys to its Deerfield Beach Location


Despite the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Chartwell Law continues its growth across the state of Florida.  Chartwell Law has added three more lawyers to its Deerfield Beach, Florida office:  Michael J. Kranzler and J. Michael Magee, Jr.  Both lawyers primarily focus their practices on insurance defense, particularly first- and third-party property litigation. With the addition of Kranzler, Canseco, and Magee, Chartwell Law continues its pace as one of the fastest growing firms in Florida. (Catherine Wilson, “Litigation Leads Growth in Attorney Counts at Florida Law Firms,” Daily Business Review., July 22, 2019,

Moreover, with seven offices located in Florida - Deerfield Beach, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, and Tallahassee - the firm now has 60 in Florida lawyers handling a wide array of insurance, workers’ compensation, employment, commercial, and maritime legal issues.  

“We are a very fortunate to see continued growth in Florida at this time,” says Clifford A. Goldstein, CEO of Chartwell Law.  “A lot of firms are getting seriously hurt by the virus’s impact on business, particularly in litigation. We went into the crisis with excellent momentum, a really fine group of people in Florida, and a growing list of loyal clients. The folks in Florida have flawlessly pivoted into working remotely, but we are all looking forward to a proper, personal greeting of the newest members of our team.”

Kranzler focuses on the development and application of creative litigation techniques to ensure that the right result is obtained in every single case. He utilizes a date-driven approach coupled with an analysis of an insured’s credibility, social media footprint, and a historical analysis of each opposing counsel’s negotiation tactics in order to anticipate possible branching litigation paths at the outset of each case. Prior to joining the firm, he headed up the first-party property division for a firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that specialized in the investigation and defense of fraudulent insurance claims.

Magee focuses his practice on insurance defense as well as construction defect litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida firm handling similar matters.

Chartwell Law, a full-service law firm, now has 160 attorneys in 18 offices located throughout the United States. The firm has offices in Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.