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

Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson Selected Among Emory University Law School’s Top 100 Graduates

Eidson to be Honored at Emory Law’s Centennial Gala as Former President Bill Clinton Delivers the Keynote Address CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 27, 2017) – Attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, president of Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently selected by Emory University School of Law as an Emory Law 100 Honoree. The honor, which was created in commemoration of the school’s 100th anniversary, is a special tribute to the Top 100 Emory Law School graduates. Emory University is consistently ranked among the top 25 law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Eidson will be honored at the law school’s Centennial Gala celebration in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, April 29. The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, will deliver a keynote address and Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed will present a proclamation. “I am honored to receive this recognition and to be in the…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Dean Colson Appointed to Florida International University Board of Trustees

Florida Board of Governors Appoints Colson to Four Year Term CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 24, 2017) – Attorney Dean Colson, partner at Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was appointed by The Florida Board of Governors to serve on Florida International University’s (FIU) Board of Trustees. He will serve a four year term beginning immediately. “I am honored to join the FIU Board of Trustees under the leadership of Chair Claudia Puig,” Colson said. “Higher education is something that I’m passionate about because we need quality university graduates ̶ in everything from STEM disciplines to the humanities and the arts ̶ in order to stay competitive at the state, national and international levels.” FIU’s 13-member Board of Trustees is responsible for developing cost-effective policies, implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission, conducting performance evaluations, and assuring that the university meets state policy, budgeting, and education standards. “Dean Colson has…
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Curtis B. Miner, Esq. Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Curtis B. Miner, Esq. of Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A. in Coral Gables, FL was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting held April 5-8, 2017. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Mr. Miner has been evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and…
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Marion County Jury Awards $52 Million to Florida Family Involved in Devastating Car Accident

Colson Hicks Eidson Team Secures Largest Verdict in Ocala History CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 1, 2017) – Attorneys Ervin A. Gonzalez and Patrick Montoya, partners at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, secured the largest verdict in Ocala history for a family involved in a devastating car accident that left five family members, including four children under the age of 12, with permanent and life altering injuries. After a weeklong trial, a jury in the Fifth Circuit Court of Florida in Marion County awarded the Ocala family $52 million in damages in an auto negligence lawsuit. On Dec. 6, 2013, plaintiff Yolanda Aldana was driving her 2011 Nissan Sentra with her four minor children as passengers. She was stopped at a red light on Maricamp Road at the intersection of SE 31 Street in Ocala when she was struck from behind by the Defendant, Nathan Pyles, who was…
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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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