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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Curtis Miner Inducted into The American College of Trial Lawyers

March 9, 2018
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Miner Joins Elite Group of Trial Lawyers in North America to be Selected for the Invitation Only Fellowship

CHE Partner Curtis Miner with Guest of Honor the Honorable  Barbara J. Pariente and fellow ACTL Inductee David A. Paul

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – Attorney Curtis Miner, a partner at the Coral Gables-based trial law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently inducted into the preeminent American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Miner was recognized at the organization’s 2018 spring meeting in Phoenix, Arizona where The College welcomed 95 new Fellows, including four from Florida.

Founded in 1950, the College recognizes the very best of the courtroom bar and is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. Each Fellow is thoroughly vetted and membership is granted only to those that have distinguished themselves in their trial practice for at least 15 years and maintained the highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. The College is the only organization in which all Justices of the United States Supreme Court and all Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada are honorary members.

“I am honored and humbled to be inducted into The American College of Trial Lawyers and join such an extraordinary group of trial lawyers that I admire and respect,” said Miner. “It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings.”

CHE Partner Curtis Miner with Chair of ACTL Florida State Committee Francis M. McDonald, Jr. and fellow ACTL Inductees from Florida, Celeste S. Higgins, David A. Paul, and Douglas N. Duncan

An experienced trial attorney, Miner has been representing individuals and businesses in all forms of civil litigation and white collar criminal defense for more than 20 years. Throughout his career, Miner has tried over two dozen cases to jury verdict as a prosecutor and civil litigator. He was appointed by U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno to serve as one of the lead counsel in the massive Takata airbag product liability multidistrict litigation, the largest recall in history. Miner is overseeing plaintiffs’ personal injury claims against Takata, which prior to the recall, was the world’s second largest manufacturer of automotive safety devices. Miner is also actively involved in litigation arising out of the tragedy that occurred at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center when its air conditioning system failed in the wake of Hurricane Irma resulting in the death of at least 12 of its elderly residents.

A former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, Miner also spent five years in the Major Crimes, National Security and Public Corruptions Sections taking on high profile cases. He has earned the respect of his peers and has received top honors in leading legal publications such as Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. Miner graduated from Yale University and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.

About Colson Hicks Eidson

The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is a trial firm with nearly 50 years of experience handling local, national and international litigation, and arbitration. Members of the firm have been involved in some of the country’s most high-profile and landmark cases resulting in impactful and precedential rulings. A mid-size firm with a diverse staff comprised of more than 50 percent women and minorities, Colson Hicks Eidson prides itself on a track record of developing future leaders within the legal profession and its civic and community involvement. Members of the firm have held notable positions serving on the boards of prominent institutions, such as the State University System of Florida and the Florida State Board of Education, and holding high-ranking offices, including President of the 60,000-member American Association for Justice; President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; President of the Dade County Bar Association; President of the Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers; United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Chairman of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.