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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane Elected Secretary of World’s Largest Trial Bar

August 6, 2013
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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 civil justice system.”

The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson has a long history with AAJ (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the nation’s leading defender of civil justice. Firm co-founder Bill Colson served as president of the association from 1964-1965 and partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson served as president from 2006-2007. Eidson was also recently installed as president of the AAJ Foundation.

Kane has been actively involved with AAJ for 20 years, including serving as parliamentarian, treasurer, a member of the Board of Governors, a Trustee on the Justice PAC Board, and as Trustee and Co-Chair of the National College of Advocates. She has also served on AAJ’s Executive and Budget Committees, and has chaired its National Finance Council, Products Liability Section, Women’s Caucus and Diversity Task Force.

Kane concentrates her practice on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well as in commercial, class and mass actions. She is an AV-rated lawyer recognized by SuperLawyers and Legal Elite. Recognized for her leadership in the legal profession and her dedication to community members, consumers and the trial bar, Kane has been a recipient of AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award, the Howard Twiggs Commitment to Justice Award, the Marie Lambert Award, the Joe Tonahill Award, and multiple Weideman Wysocki awards.

Kane has served as a Commissioner on the Florida Elections Commission, as President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, has received the University of Miami’s Law Alumni Leadership Award, and the Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyers Award in the category of receiverships.

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About Colson Hicks Eidson

The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is a trial firm with more than 40 years of experience handling local, national and international litigation. Partners at the firm have had the distinction of holding the following offices: President of the 60,000-member American Association for Justice; President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; President of the Academy of Florida 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. For more information, call 305-476-7400.

About the American Association for Justice

As the world’s largest trial bar, the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) works to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. For more information, visit