Paul Knopf Bigger
A passion for medicine led Olivia Kronenberg to pursue a career as a medical malpractice trial attorney, representing patients and their families. “I have a deep respect for the medical field,” she says. With a father, grandmother, and sister who are all physicians, medicine is what she grew up talking about around the dinner table. She believes that the same qualities that make a great doctor also make a great attorney: listening to others, being a flexible teammate, having an insatiable appetite for information, dropping the ego, and genuinely caring about the people you serve.
Olivia is known among her peers for her tenacity, compassion, and intense attention to detail. Something that excites her is identifying what she refers to as “system errors” in her cases: “A system error is a problem with a process— for example, in discharging patients, entering orders, or delivering important messages. If a process is set up in a dangerous way, that has the potential to harm many, many, patients— not just the patient who was hurt or killed in my case.” She hopes that by exposing these issues, hospitals can have an opportunity to improve and make care safer.
In addition to medical malpractice cases, Olivia also has a passion for cases involving vulnerable adults and children. “Inadequate staffing and staff training can pose a significant risk at schools and group homes, particularly for those who can’t speak up for themselves.” Olivia has represented children who have been sexually assaulted by other students during school hours, as well as intellectually disabled adults who have been abused and neglected in group home settings.
Olivia practices with Paul Knopf Bigger in Winter Park. “I am so lucky to have such a supportive and passionate team behind me,” she says. Because injured patients and consumers can rarely afford to take on the hospitals, insurance companies, or corporations on the other side, it is not uncommon that law firms representing injured parties advance all of the costs of the litigation. PKB takes on some of the most financially demanding cases on behalf of patients and consumers, including medical malpractice, dangerous products, and even fighting Big Tobacco. Prior to PKB, Olivia practiced at Paul & Perkins and at the McMillen Law Firm, where she primarily handled medical malpractice cases.
When she’s not working late hours, Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and rescue dog, a one-eyed toothless Pekingese named Delia.
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