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Prominent Children’s Rights Attorney Howard Talenfeld Named to Forbes Top 200 American Lawyers

March 29th, 2024   No Comments   News & Events

Howard M. Talenfeld, a leading children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has been recognized on Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers. He is one of only six lawyers on the list nationally selected for Civil Rights Law.

According to Forbes, this list highlights the finest practitioners in the profession—lawyers with stellar track records in their specialties, those who have broken barriers to emerge as leaders in their fields, and those most respected by peers and clients.

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Justice for Kids Leader Howard Talenfeld Honored at Keiser University Choice Awards

November 21st, 2023   No Comments   News & Events, Uncategorized

Howard M. Talenfeld, a leading children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, was recently recognized as an honoree at the Keiser University Choice Awards – Minority Community Leaders Gala on November 17.

This special event recognized and celebrated the achievements of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to minority communities, fostering a sense of community and empowerment. It also brought together leaders from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and resources to strengthen their collective impact.

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Prominent Children’s Rights Attorney Howard Talenfeld Named to Florida Trend 500 Legends List

November 1st, 2023   Comments Off on Prominent Children’s Rights Attorney Howard Talenfeld Named to Florida Trend 500 Legends List   News & Events

Howard M. Talenfeld, a leading children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has once again been selected by Florida Trend magazine for its annual Florida 500 list. This special section highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout Florida. Talenfeld has consistently been included in this publication since 2018. This year, he is listed in the “Legends” category.

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New Law Provides Foster and Adoptive Families with Additional Resources to Care for Children Exposed to Trauma, Abuse, and Neglect

November 22nd, 2022   No Comments   Abuse, News & Events

Public Act 102-926 provides intervention services for abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare System.  Early exposure to trauma, abuse and neglect can damage a developing brain and lead to developmental disabilities.  Historically, families involved in Illinois’ Child Welfare System struggled to navigate and attain necessary resources.  The new law aims to expand eligibility under DHS’ Child Care Assistance Program to include foster parents or caregivers of youth in care, regardless of whether they are working or participating in employment or education programs.  Families can seek these services through DCFS, but only for abused and neglected children under the age of three.

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School bus carrying a Chicago area high school hockey team hit and flipped on its side injuring 16 students; Police were warned driver was speeding excessively and swerving

November 15th, 2022   No Comments   News & Events

A school bus carrying 23 students from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in Chicago was struck by a tractor trailer, resulting in injuries to 16 children.  Police in Warsaw, Indiana were warned that a truck was swerving and excessively speeding on a highway.  The truck then ran a red light, striking the bus of 23 students, two coaches, and a driver, who were returning from a hockey tournament.  The impact flipped the bus to its side, ejecting at least one student from the bus and injuring 16 other students between the ages of 14 and 17.  Three students required surgery and are now in stable condition.  Police referred charges against the driver to the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, in Indiana, for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

Read more from Yahoo! News here.

Kelley Kronenberg Attorney Julianna Walo Selected for Inclusion as Rising Star in 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine

February 4th, 2022   No Comments   News & Events

Kelley Kronenberg, a multi-practice business law firm, and its Justice for Kids Division are pleased to announce Attorney Julianna Walo has been selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the 2022 issue of Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Julianna has been included in the publication since 2020.

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Howard Talenfeld Selected Once Again to Florida Trend 500

October 8th, 2021   No Comments   News & Events

Kelley Kronenberg and Justice for Kids are pleased to announce that Partner Howard Talenfeld has been selected by the executive editorial team of Florida Trend magazine for the annual Florida 500 list. This special publication, now in its fourth edition, highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. He has received this highly sought-after distinction every year since the list was first launched in 2018.

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Howard Talenfeld Selected as an Honoree in South Florida Business & Wealth’s Legal Awards

August 13th, 2021   No Comments   News & Events

The Justice for Kids Division of Kelley Kronenberg is pleased to announce that Partner Howard Talenfeld has been selected as an Honoree in South Florida Business & Wealth’s First-Annual Legal Awards.

South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) is South Florida’s premier business and lifestyle magazine serving Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. SFBW will host their first annual Legal Awards to celebrate the accomplishments, acumen, and dedication of the top-flight attorneys in the region. Honorees will be celebrated at an awards ceremony held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Children’s Rights Lawyer Howard Talenfeld to Chair Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee for a Third Term

June 11th, 2021   No Comments   News & Events

Howard M. Talenfeld, a respected children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has been named Chair of The Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, as appointed by Bar President Michael G. Tanner. This is Talenfeld’s third appointment as Committee Chair, having served in the role from 2009-2010 and 2020-2021.

 

The Legal Needs of Children Committee was established to find ways to implement the 2002 recommendations of The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children. This report is focused on ensuring that children in state custody receive the best legal representation possible. 

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Kelley Kronenberg Attorney Julianna B. Walo Appointed to Illinois State Bar Association Delivery of Legal Services Committee

May 3rd, 2021   No Comments   News & Events

Kelley Kronenberg is pleased to announce that Attorney Julianna B. Walo has been appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services Committee.

The mission of the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services is to encourage and support the most effective means to deliver legal services, including: making legal services easier to access, more affordable and more readily available to low-and-moderate-income individuals; to develop and sponsor programming and resources for the profession and the public; to maintain liaison relationships with other ISBA and external entities; and to increase pro bono participation and innovation.

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Kelley Kronenberg Adds Attorney Julianna B. Walo in Chicago

April 22nd, 2021   No Comments   News & Events

Kelley Kronenberg is excited to announce that attorney Julianna B. Walo has joined the firm’s Chicago office, where she focuses on workers’ compensation and business litigation. She is also expanding the reach of the firm’s Justice for Kids Division, a national practice dedicated to providing legal services to abused, disabled, and catastrophically injured children harmed in foster care, shelters, residential treatment centers, group homes, and other child welfare settings, as well as all children harmed by the acts of others.

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Prominent Children’s Rights Lawyer Howard Talenfeld Once Again Selected to Florida 500

October 2nd, 2020   No Comments   News & Events

Howard M. Talenfeld, a leading children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has once again been selected by Florida Trend magazine for its annual Florida 500 list. This special section highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout Florida.

As a Partner and Business Unit Leader with Kelley Kronenberg and Justice for Kids, Talenfeld is known as having established a robust children’s rights practice. His work on behalf of at-risk children has improved many lives and has resulted in judicial and legislative reforms. He is also the founder and Board President for Florida’s Children First (FCF), a statewide advocacy organization protecting the rights of foster children and at-risk youth. His leadership of FCF caught the attention of 2-1-1 Broward, which recently honored him as the Non-Profit Organization Board Leader of the Year in 2020.

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