Meet Personal Injury Lawyer Julie Braman Kane

Partner at Colson Hicks Eidson

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Leading personal injury lawyer Julie Braman Kane in Florida handling nationwide cases

Julie Braman Kane has decades of experience successfully representing injured plaintiffs in high-level litigation. A partner of Colson Hicks Eidson since 1999, she has secured multimillion-dollar verdicts and personal injury settlements, including a $38 million verdict in a medical malpractice and drug negligence case.

AV-rated trial lawyer by Martindale-Hubbel, Julie focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits when harmed by the negligence of other individuals or corporations. Her practice also includes commercial litigation and class actions. She is committed to personal attention and works closely with each of her clients to inform and involve them in every step of their case, assuring they receive the highest quality representation possible.

Honors and Experience

A champion of civil justice, Julie currently serves as President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar and leading defender of civil justice. Her commitment to protecting the right to trial by jury is evident in her more than 20 years of service with the AAJ, where she has also served on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors and has chaired its National Finance Council, Products Liability Section, Women’s Caucus and Diversity Task Force.

In 2012, with voter suppression legislation on the rise across America, Julie initiated and chaired the Voter Protection Action Committee, AAJ’s election protection program that provides lawyers in all fifty states to protect the rights of American citizens whose access to the polls was limited. Furthermore, as chair, Kane was instrumental in placing AAJ members across the country to ensure U.S. citizens’ voting rights were assured and their ballots were counted.

In addition to her national service with the AAJ, Julie has served as a Trustee and Co-Chair of the National College of Advocates, on the Board of Directors for the Florida Justice Association, as a Commissioner on the Florida Elections Commission – to which she was appointed by then-Governor Charlie Crist – and as President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Julie has earned multiple accolades for her legal prowess, exemplary leadership to the profession, and dedication to the community, consumers and the trial bar. In 2015, she received the Daily Business Review’s Top Twenty Women in Law Award. She is also a past recipient of the Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyers Award for receiverships, and she was a finalist in the medical negligence litigation category. She also received the South Florida Business Journal’s Woman Extraordinaire Award. Additionally, the AAJ awarded Julie with its prestigious Distinguished Service Award, the Howard Twiggs Commitment to Justice Award; its Marie Lambert Award for leadership; and its Joe Tonahill Award for legal excellence.

In 2010, the University of Miami School of Law honored Julie with the Alumni Leadership Award, given to attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their careers and who serve as role models for the next generation.

A proud double Hurricane, Julie is a magna cum laude undergraduate and cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law.

Personal Injury Lawyer Who Handles Cases Nationwide

For more information about Julie Braman Kane and how she may be able to assist you, contact a personal injury lawyer at our law firm today.

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers, multiple years through present
  • Best Lawyers in America, multiple years through present
  • Florida Legal Elite, multiple years through today
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Matte Belle Davis Award, 2016
  • Twenty Women in Law, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Most Effective Lawyers, Daily Business Review
    • 2009, Receiverships
    • 2009, Finalist, Medical Malpractice
  • Woman Extraordinaire 2010, South Florida Business Leader
  • American Association for Justice
    • Howard Twiggs Commitment to Justice Award, 2012
    • Women’s Caucus, Marie Lambert Award, 2008
    • Joe Tonahill Award, 2008
    • Weideman Wysocki Award (multiple years, 2000-2006)
    • Distinguished Service Award, 2005, 2011

Professional Associations and Appointments

  • American Association for Justice
    • President, 2016-2017
    • Past Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian
    • Executive Committee, 2003-2004; 2006-2008; 2010-present
    • Past Chair, Women’s Caucus
    • Past Chair, Product Liability Section
    • Past Chair, Voter Protection Action Committee
  • Justice PAC Board of Trustees, 2008-2010
  • Elections Commission, State of Florida
    • Commissioner, 2008-2011
  • Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • President, 2009-2010
    • Past President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor
  • AIEG Board of Directors
  • Summit Council, 2013-present
  • National College of Advocates Board of Trustees, 2003-2008
    • Co-Chair, 2007-2009
  • Florida Justice Association
    • Board of Directors, 1998-present
    • Past Chair, Young Lawyers Division
    • Past Chair, Women’s Caucus
  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Director, 2008-2009
  • Miami Dade Justice Association
    • Board of Directors, 1998-2002
  • American Bar Association

Selected Presentations

  • Guest Lecturer – New Jersey Association for Justice – “Direct Examination,” April 6, 2016, New Jersey, NJ
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice – “Direct Examination,” January 22, 2016 – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Guest Lecturer – Kansas Association for Justice – “Direct Examination,” December 11, 2015, Kansas City, KS
  • Guest Lecturer – Consumer Attorneys of California, “Trial Skills: Voir Dire,” November 6, 2015, San Francisco, CA
  • Guest Lecturer – Melvin Belli Association, “Lessons Learned from Litigation – Large & Small,” July 12, 2015, Montreal, Canada
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice, “Direct Examination,” July 11, 2015, Montreal, Canada
  • Guest Lecturer – Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, “Lessons Learned from Litigation – Large & Small,” June 24, 2015, Cody, WY
  • Guest Lecturer – Mississippi Association for Justice, “Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses and Experts at Trial,” June 12, 2015, New Orleans, LA
  • Guest Lecturer – Florida Justice Association, “What’s Happening in DC: Federal Legislation,” October 21, 2015, Sarasota, FL.
  • Guest Lecturer – Kentucky Justice Association, “Trucking Accidents Proof of Damages,” September 11, 2014, Cincinnati, OH
  • Guest Lecturer – Melvin Belli Association, “Racetrack Injuries: The Good, Bad and Ugly,” July 25, 2014, Baltimore, MD
  • Guest Lecturer – National Structured Settlements Trade Association National Meeting, “Federal Update,” April 2, 2014, Orlando, FL
  • Guest Lecturer – Tennessee Association for Justice, “Wrongful Death Damage Issues in Trucking Cases,” October 11, 2013, Nashville, TN
  • Guest Lecturer – Florida Justice Association, “Proof and Argument of Damages in Wrongful Death,” February 20, 2013, Orlando, FL
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyer Caucus, “Changing or Expanding your Practice,” July 27, 2012, Chicago, IL
  • Guest Lecturer – Consumer Attorneys of California, “Trial Strategies Openings and Closings,” November 10, 2011, San Francisco, CA
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice, “Obtaining Full Justice for Your Client in the Era of Tort Reform,” April 9, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice, “Chinese Drywall,” September 26, 2009, Las Vegas, NV
  • Guest Lecturer – Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, “Nice Girls Do Get Paid – How to Ask for and Get the Money at Mediation,” April 8, 2011, Orange, CT
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, “Being Superwoman, Perspectives in Balancing Career and Family,” July 9, 2010, Vancouver
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice, “15 Passenger Vans: Isn’t a Mini-Van Big Enough?” May 1, 2008, New Orleans, LA
  • Guest Lecturer – Louisiana Association for Justice, “Handling the Investigation of a Potential Crashworthiness Case,” December 14, 2007, New Orleans, LA
  • Guest Lecturer – Consumer Attorneys of California, “Case Evaluation: How to Pick a Winner,” November 9, 2007, San Francisco, CA
  • Guest Lecturer – American Association for Justice, “Civility: It’s Not a Sign of Weakness,” July 2007, Chicago, IL
  • Guest Lecturer – Florida Justice Association, “The Paralegal’s Role from Mediation to Trial,” June 14, 2007, Palm Beach, FL
  • Guest Lecturer – American Trial Lawyers Association, “How Discovery Techniques Can Aid in Settlement and in Providing Damages,” July 2004, Boston, MA
  • Guest Lecturer – Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, “Effective Drafting of Proposals for Settlement,” November 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Guest Lecturer – Association for Trial Lawyers of America, “Restatement of Torts Third: Do You Have to Dealt With it? A State by State Analysis,” July 23, 2002, Atlanta, GA
  • Guest Lecturer – American Trial Lawyers Association Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, “Keeping Your Stamina Up for the Long Haul,” July 22, 2002, Atlanta, GA
  • Guest Lecturer – Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, “Legislative and Case Law Update: Evidence and Civil Procedure,” June 2003, St. Petersburg, FL

Selected Writings

  • “Direct Examination” chapter in Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit. Portland, OR: Trial Guides, LLC 2015. Print.
  • Johnson, Raymond Paul., and Mike Eidson. Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict. Charlottesville, VA: Michie, 1995. Print. Assisted with research and writing.