Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2013

Archive of 2013 press releases published by injury lawyers with experience handling personal injury claims.

Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson Awarded The Anti-Defamation League Prestigious 2013 Jurisprudence Award

The nation’s premier human relations organization honors Eidson for his outstanding ethical leadership in the legal profession and the Miami-Dade community CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2013) – Attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) with the distinguished 2013 Miami Jurisprudence Award in recognition of his passion for excellence, high ethical standards, dynamic leadership and social responsibility. Eidson was recognized during the ADL’s annual Miami Jurisprudence Award Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the InterContinental Miami. The luncheon, which also commemorated the ADL’s centennial milestone, drew a crowd of nearly 500 from Miami’s corporate, legal and financial communities. Armando Codina, chairman and CEO of Codina Partners, and Richard C. Milstein, partner at Akerman, served as Luncheon Chairs and Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh delivered the keynote address. “I am extremely honored to have…
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Miami-Dade Jury Awards $3.6 Million in Damages to City of Miami Police Officer Struck by Hit & Run Driver

Colson Hicks Eidson Partners Secure Verdict for Decorated Police Officer CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 17, 2013) – After a weeklong trial, a Miami-Dade jury awarded plaintiffs Robert and Michelle Laurenceau $3.6 million in compensatory damages in a negligence lawsuit involving a hit and run accident against Defendant Mary Lindsay. Sgt. Robert Laurenceau, a decorated Miami police officer, was on scene pursuing an armed robbery suspect on 41st Avenue and 17th Street in Miami and was part of a police perimeter when he was struck by a vehicle operated by Lindsay at about 2:37 a.m. on June 5, 2010. The impact sent the officer airborne causing his head to hit the windshield and him to land on his head and neck. Lindsay fled but was eventually apprehended by another officer who was also on the robbery scene. Laurenceau was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he underwent…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson Awarded The Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award

Florida Justice Association Recognizes Eidson’s Outstanding Career, Dedication and Service to the Legal Profession CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2013) – Attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, has been awarded the Florida Justice Association (FJA) 2013 Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s annual Masters of Justice Conference “Founders Luncheon” in Coral Gables, Fla. The recognition is awarded annually by the FJA – an association dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida’s citizens and consumers – to individuals who epitomize outstanding legal achievement and serve as a model to which all lawyers should aspire. The award honors the accomplishments of Al J. Cone, a founder of the FJA and its first elected president, who exemplified a career of leadership, example setting, devotion and courage. “Mike Eidson has set the bar high…
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Miami Dade Jury Awards $2.5 Million in Damages to Plaintiff in Negligence Lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2013) – A Miami-Dade Jury recently awarded plaintiff Vicente Fernandes $2.5 million in compensatory damages in a lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises asserting negligence, including failure to provide a safe environment and failure to provide adequate care, among other allegations arising under the Jones Act, Seaman Wage Act, and the General Maritime Law of the United States. The jury additionally awarded $50,000 in attorney fees as part of the damages. Fernandes, 46, was working onboard the Celebrity-controlled vessel, Century, on Sept. 25, 2009, as an assistant stateroom attendant when he was viciously attacked by another crewmember while attempting to obtain towels from the linen keeper. There was shortage of linens onboard causing stateroom attendants to compete for the necessary linens before they ran out in order to properly carry-out their job duties. When Fernandes asked for more towels the linen keeper became upset and started verbally…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane Elected Secretary of World’s Largest Trial Bar

Kane’s Service Continues Firm Tradition of Serving the Civil Justice System CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 6, 2013) – Attorney Julie Braman Kane, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, has been elected secretary of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest trial bar.  Based in Washington, D.C., AAJ works to ensure that people have access to the civil justice system when harmed by the negligence or misconduct of others. For more than 65 years, AAJ has been the collective voice of the trial bar and its clients on Capitol Hill and in courthouses across the nation. “I am humbled to be elected by my peers and look forward to serving as AAJ’s secretary,” said Kane. “I appreciate the trust shown in me, and I commit fully to furthering the association’s mission to protect the right to trial by jury and ensure a fair and effective…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson Appointed Chairman of American Association for Justice Foundation

World’s Largest Trial Bar Selects Eidson as Foundation’s First Chairman CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 1, 2013) – Attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, has been appointed chairman of the American Association for Justice Foundation, a new non-profit organization established to support the civil justice system and ensure wrongdoers are held accountable to those injured or killed as the result of negligent misconduct. The Foundation, established in 2013, is based in Washington, D.C. “The Foundation has been established to protect and preserve the civil-justice system for all people and I am proud to serve as its first chairman,” said Eidson. “I look forward to working with the members of the board during the coming year.” Eidson, a nationally recognized trial attorney, was selected as the Foundation’s first chairman by the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) President Burton Leblanc at its annual convention in…
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