Category Archives: Press Releases

Archive of press releases from our personal injury attorneys representing the injured in Florida, United States and internationally.

Colson Hicks Eidson Files Negligence Lawsuit against Florida Department of Transportation & DBI Services for Failing to Maintain Delineator Poles on I-95 Express Lanes

Suit Alleges Broken Delineators Create a Hazardous Trap for Drivers  CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 13, 2017) — The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson has filed two negligence lawsuits in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County against the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and DBI Services for failing to maintain the orange plastic delineator poles on I-95 express lanes, creating a hazardous trap for drivers. The suit was filed on behalf of plaintiffs Cynthia Fleischmann and Catherine Milagros Perez Garcia, who were traveling northbound on Oct. 14, 2015 on their Harley Davidson motorcycles in the I-95 express lanes, approximately 500 feet south of the N.W. 103 street exit, when they were struck by a vehicle that illegally entered the express lanes from the general purpose lanes. The driver of the vehicle, Felix Luis Ortero Ortiz, and the owner of the vehicle are both named as Defendants in…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Roberto Martínez Appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 7, 2017) – Attorney Roberto Martínez, a partner at Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was selected by Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga to serve on the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The Florida Constitution dictates the creation of the Constitution Revision Commission every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission is one of five ways that Floridians can amend the state constitution. Under the Florida Constitution, the chief justice selects three appointees for the 37-member commission. Martínez was selected along with Hank Coxe of Jacksonville and Arthenia Joyner of Tampa. The remaining members are selected by the Governor of Florida and the leaders of the state House and Senate with a seat reserved for the state attorney general. According to a press release issued by the Florida Supreme Court of Florida, more than 70 people…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Attorneys Spearhead Pivotal Back-To-School Supply Drive for Miami-Dade Youth

Legal Community Delivers More Than $10,000 of Supplies and Donations to Underprivileged Students CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2016) – Colson Hicks Eidson attorneys Latoya C. Brown, Stephanie Casey, and Natalie Rico successfully wrapped up a month-long back-to-school supply drive benefitting hundreds of underprivileged students in Miami-Dade County, collecting more than $10,000 worth of donations and supplies with the support of the local legal community. The trio of trailblazers – who are members of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (MDFAWL) and the Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) — teamed-up with the local legal organizations to spearhead the drive and raise awareness for youth in need. In addition to MDFAWL and the DCBA, more than 35 law firms and local organizations participated in the event. In total, the team raised more than $5,000 in monetary donations and received more than 100 backpacks as well as an…
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Leading Trial Attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez to Speak at DCBA Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series

Gonzalez to Offer Tips on Jury Selection and Appealing to Multigenerational Jurors CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2016) – Board certified trial attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez, a partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, will present at the Dade County Bar Associations’ Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series this Thursday, September 8, 2016. Gonzalez, who has obtained 32 verdicts in excess of $1 million and has earned a reputation as one of the leading trial attorneys in Florida and the country, will offer tips on the jury selection process, including considerations and methods in presenting your case to baby boomers, generation X,Y and millennial jurors. Specifically, Gonzalez will discuss how each generation of juror differs; how your presentation should be formatted and delivered to appeal to each group; what messages and demonstrative aids work; how each group differs in critical thinking; and how to handle a multigenerational…
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Julie Braman Kane of Colson Hicks Eidson Elected President of American Association for Justice

Kane is the Seventh Woman to Lead the National Trial Bar in 70 Years and Continues the Law Firm’s Tradition of Leadership and Service to the Civil Justice System CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 3, 2016) – Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane has been elected president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar and leading defender of civil justice. Kane, who previously served as president-elect, was sworn in as president at the organization’s annual convention in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, July 24. She is the 71st president, and seventh woman, to lead the association. Kane’s appointment continues her Coral Gables-based law firm’s tradition of leadership with the American Association for Justice and service to the civil justice system. Colson Hicks Eidson co-founder, Bill Colson, served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America from 1964-1965 and partner, Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson,…
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Florida Association for Women Lawyers Honors Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane with Prestigious Mattie Belle Davis Award

Kane Recognized for Achievements, Perseverance and Dedication to the Legal Profession CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 13, 2016) – Attorney Julie Braman Kane, a partner with Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently honored by Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers’ (FAWL) with its prestigious Mattie Belle Davis Award, presented annually to a Miami-Dade FAWL member who exemplifies the ideals of professional achievement, perseverance and dedication that were demonstrated by the late Judge Davis. A founding member and past president of FAWL, Mattie Belle Davis was the only woman in Florida to pass the Florida Bar exam in 1936. “Julie is deserving of the Mattie Belle Davis Award as one the leading trial lawyers in our community who has done so much for FAWL and women attorneys by way of leadership, friendship, mentoring and paving the way for our collective success,” said Deborah Baker-Egozi, past-president of FAWL who presented…
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