Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2004

Archive of 2004 press releases from our personal injury attorneys.

Julie Braman Kane Of Colson Hicks Eidson Becomes Chair Of ATLA’s Products Liability Section

MIAMI (November 16, 2004) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Julie Braman Kane, a partner at the firm, has become Chair of the Products Liability Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)— the world’s largest trial bar with 55,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. After graduating with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, Kane clerked at Colson Hicks Eidson, and in 1993 joined the firm. She is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, and specializes her practice in class action litigation, products liability and personal injury. In addition, Kane is a member of the National College of Advocates Board of Trustees, the ATLA Executive Committee and Board of Governors and is past Chair of ATLA’s Women’s Caucus. She is also a frequent lecturer throughout the United States and Canada, and sits on…
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Mike Eidson Elected Vice-President Of The Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America

CORAL GABLES, FL (October 28, 2004) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Mike Eidson, senior partner at the firm, was elected Vice-President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)— the world’s largest trial bar with 55,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad—during its annual convention in Boston, MA. “It’s a great honor to represent the thousands of ATLA lawyers across the U. S. and abroad who, in turn represent ordinary people who have been seriously injured or whose family members have been killed as the result of careless actions or dangerous defective products,” said Eidson, a member of ATLA for 30 years. In addition to serving as member of ATLA’s Board of Governors for more than 13 years, Eidson is currently Chairman of the association’s Leader’s Forum. He has also served as ATLA’s Parliamentarian, Treasurer and Secretary, and was Chairman of…
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Star Assistant U.S. Attorney Joins Colson Hicks Eidson

MIAMI (May 26, 2004) — Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Curtis Miner — Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida — is joining the firm as a partner. Miner, recently featured in American Lawyer magazine as one of 11 “hot” hires in the country, has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1999. Miner is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Ore. “We’re excited about Curtis joining us,” said Dean Colson, partner at Colson Hicks Eidson. “The trial experience he gained during his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office is invaluable. His academic background is first rate. It is unusual to find someone with this combination.” Miner, 36, is not the only firm member with…
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Dean Colson Elected Chairman Of The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission

Coral Gables (October 1, 2004) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that managing partner Dean Colson was recently elected as Chairman of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. As Chairman, Colson will oversee the Supreme Court JNC, which is responsible for providing names for the selection of justices on the Florida Supreme Court, names for vacancies in the Office of Statewide Prosecutor and names for the Office of Capital Collateral Regional Counsel. “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to serve my profession, my state and my Governor,” said Colson, who was appointed to the commission by Governor Jeb Bush in 2002. In addition to his legal practice, Colson holds leadership positions in several community organizations. Currently, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami and Chairman of the University’s Executive Committee. Past positions of note include member of Florida’s Commission…
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