Long Term Legal Relationships Built on Professional Agility & Exceptional Results

We specialize in zealous, long-term representation of businesses, corporations, municipalities, school districts and insurance companies for workers’ compensation defense and labor employment matters. We are determined to achieve the best results for our clients with a proven track record of exceptional results and an illustrious record in negotiation, litigation, and mediation through strategic and tactical defense. We have litigated thousands of cases always mindful of client needs and cost-effective goals.


The Law Offices of Keith Hanenian, PA, has tried hundreds of cases on behalf of our clients across Florida with professionalism, excellent litigation skills, persuasive advocacy and sharp business acumen. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our client relationships and our versatility across our areas of practice. Our team’s pragmatic approach, experience and deep knowledge of the insurance industry and complex business law provides our clients with an allegiant, aggressive and confident legal representation. Our clients also enjoy full access to our trial-tested team while we develop world-class solutions for each case.


Many clients send the complex workers’ compensation claims to the firm to address coverage, subrogation, indemnification and claim cost mitigation.

If you need a lawyer, count on the Law Offices of Keith Hanenian, PA, for exceptional litigation skills, persuasive advocacy and legal acumen.

Keith M. Hanenian

A career attorney, Keith M. Hanenian has worked across all areas of the law with over 30 years of experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.  Mr. Hanenian specializes in workers’ compensation defense.  He represents employers, professional employer organizations (PEO’s), carrier’s and third party administrators in all workers’ compensation matters throughout the state. He focuses on all types of workers’ compensation and labor and employment matters. After graduating from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Accounting and Seton Hall School of Law, Keith was admitted to the Florida Bar, the US District Middle District of Florida and to the US District South District of Florida. In addition, he is also a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Keith has been certified by the Department of Financial Services as an Instructor to provide educational credits via seminars to licensed professionals in the insurance industry including but not limited to medical providers, adjusters, risk managers and attorneys.



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Practical, Corporate Experience

Keith’s experience working with multiple corporate entities and his own businesses has provided him with exceptional, practical working knowledge of corporate law and how decisions can impact and minimize litigation. Mr. Hanenian began practicing with a large statewide law firm then partnered with a smaller firm, expanding it to statewide status and later joined Zenith Insurance Company as Vice President and Claims Counsel where he led numerous departments, including legal counsel, claims, special investigations and medical cost containment. Mr. Hanenian subsequently left Zenith to return to the private sector and also co-founded PropertyMaps.com, serving as its’ CEO and Executive Vice President until it was eventually sold to a large investment group in the internet real estate market. Keith also serves as corporate counsel and co- founder of Elite Medical, PLLC and acts as counsel for international gaming corporations as well as coverage counsel for a national carrier.  Outside of work, Keith is a devoted husband and father who enjoys spending time with wife, children, dogs, and traveling. His interests include bodybuilding, red wine, watches and Porsches.

Licenses, Certification & Courts of Admissions

Our clients face claims related to Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Liability, Insurance Coverage disputes, Labor & Employment lawsuits, Risk Management and Government Regulation, as well as other related areas in Civil Litigation. We also maintain a general practice to meet clients’ needs in other civil matters inclusive of health care representation as counsel and advocate for both businesses and medical professionals along with complex personal injury cases. We have earned an AV Preeminent Rating are an AV® rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell®, a distinction reserved for the top 10% of attorneys nationwide in recognition of our high ethical standards and strong legal abilities.

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United States District Court Middle District Of Florida
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Our Areas Of Practice

Founder Keith Hanenian, PA, has built a distinguished reputation across the state of Florida as exceptional legal counsel and trial attorney, committed to providing zealous, client-centric advocacy. We represent businesses of all sizes and industries with passion and dedication to aggressively advocate for our clients throughout their litigation process and when trials are needed. Our extensive business, employment and insurance defense experience distinguishes our firm a trusted partner as we assess all areas of risk and make strategic recommendations for dispute resolution. We are determined to define the best solutions, comprehensive strategies and results with our clients’ best interest at the core, creating preventative protocols whenever possible. We routinely practice, provide counsel and advocacy in the following areas.

Commercial Litigation

We resolve complex business challenges through legal counsel, negotiation and litigation strategies. We develop a thorough plan with our clients’ objectives at the forefront as we defend their interest in commercial litigation, seeking to avoid the courtroom whenever possible. We work with our clients from a position of strength through a tailored strategy and protocol that anticipates disputes before they happen. When higher level resolution is needed, we take disputes to trial with professionalism and finite attention to detail to protect our clients’ interest.

Employment Law

We focus on our clients’ needs throughout all phases of their employment law disputes. Our firm develops proactive strategies, seeking alternatives to litigation and providing employment law counsel when necessary. We strive to avoid workplace disputes before the occur through policy and procedure development and implementation while monitoring new laws and regulations. We seek alternatives to litigation whenever possible through negotiating resolutions and settlements. However, our firm deliver zealous representation in the courtroom when the case must be resolved through a verdict or appeal.

General Counsel Support

We provide general counsel support for corporate entities as a strategic consulting service to equip our clients with a solution to in-house counsel. From start ups through reorganizations, we utilize our learned business acumen and decades of legal expertise to assist businesses as they navigate legal issues. We advise and advocate for our clients along with assisting in the development of effective operations and troubleshooting with legal support when needed.

Florida State Workers’ Compensation Defense

We specialize in representing employers and insurance companies under Part I (Workers’ Compensation) and Part II (Employer Liability/Coverage B) throughout the state appearing before all of the Judges of Compensation Claims statewide as requested by our clients. We move cases through the legal system quickly while aggressively defending our clients’ interests.  Our firm is passionate about successful defense of fraud claims, employer disputes and medical causation. When trials are imminent, our team draws from their extensive legal experience and courtroom expertise to skillfully craft the case to deliver winning results and bridging that gap between civil and workers’ compensation litigation in a cost effective manner as advocates for our clients.

Insurance Coverage

We provide principal counsel and comprehensive representation for insurance coverage disputes between carriers and policyholders with additional experience in the area of coverage analysis and complicated employer liability. Whenever possible, we develop proactive legal strategies to protect our clients. When necessary, our solutions-oriented team delivers swift, favorable outcomes for our clients in both state and federal courts in the most cost-effective way possible.

Medical Provider Advocacy

We advise, counsel and guide all types medical practitioners as they work with the ever-changing landscape of hospitals, administrative agencies and independent practices. Our team provides practical advocacy and advice with knowledge of health law and the challenges the medical community faces today. Most commonly, we work with our clients on restrictive covenant and non-compete agreements, contracts, practice management and policies.

Specialty Legal Services

We expand our standard practice areas to accommodate clients’ needs, on a case-by-case basis. For extenuating situations, please contact our office for a consultation to discuss the legal services you seek such as general business liability matters related to negligent actions. Additionally, we accept Personal Injury Plaintiff Cases such as car wrecks and other non-work related injury accident cases.

Medicare Set Aside Allocations

We develop creative solutions for insurance companies and employers as they navigate Medicare Secondary Act (MSP) and its strict compliance policies. Our firm provides clients with proactive and inventive strategies for Medicare compliance, offering protection from liability associated with the MSP Act. When a liability claim occurs, we counsel on the best practices needed to meet Medicare’s Section 111 reporting requirements.

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