CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 10, 2011) – Attorney Patrick S. Montoya, partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, spoke at a National Business Institute Seminar on Wednesday, June 8 in Miami, and Thursday, June 9 in West Palm Beach. The National Business Institute is one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in the nation, serving over two million professionals.
The seminar, “Representing Your Client in Federal Court”, was designed to prepare attorneys for the challenges they will face in federal court, including the critical rules and procedures that exist in the federal court system and top five important things to know to win a case in federal court. Montoya, a litigator with more than 10 years of experience, presented the topics of Learning and Following the Rules of Federal Court, Maintaining an Ethical Practice, and Going Techno, including e-filing, electronic discovery, and technology in the courtroom.
The seminar was held at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Miami on Wednesday, March 8 and at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in West Palm Beach on Thursday, March 9. For more information, visit www.nbi-sems.com.
Montoya focuses his practice on general personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, products liability, class action, wrongful death, aviation law, and medical malpractice and has multiple multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements to his credit. He lectures nationally to attorneys and paralegals on a variety of legal issues and is a former adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law in the Legal Research and Writing program. He is president of the Miami Chapter of the American Inns of Court and a member of the Review Board for the Institute of Paralegal Education, a division of the National Business Institute that provides continuing legal education to paralegals, legal assistants and paralegal students across the United States.
Montoya is a member of the American Association for Justice and Dade County and American Bar Associations and previously served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida’s Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures and the Executive Committee for the National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ), Greater Miami Region. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and his Juris Doctorate,cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.