Colson Hicks Eidson Partners Selected As Most Influential Trial Lawyers In America For Second Consecutive Year

Partner Mike Eidson Recognized among Nation’s Elite; Representing Two of Only Eight South Florida Lawyers Selected to Prestigious List

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2014) – The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is pleased to announce that partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson had been selected for the second consecutive year as America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine, the official magazine of The National Trial Lawyers organization.

The selection places Eidson as a member of The RoundTable, an elite group of the top 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys in the U.S. The Colson Hicks Eidson partners were two of only eight South Florida lawyers – and eleven lawyers from the State of Florida – selected to the prestigious list among the nation’s elite.

Selection to The Roundtable is based on extraordinary success in the courtroom and in the legal profession, including trial results and influence in the legal community. The honorees were selected from a pool of thousands of nominees, which were assessed by an attorney-led research team.

The attorneys were recognized at the 2014 Trial Lawyers Summit and awards luncheon on January 20th at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, in which Jeffrey Toobin, senior legal analyst for CNN and bestselling author, was the keynote speaker.

Eidson concentrates his practice on litigation, primarily in the fields of products liability, medical and legal malpractice, aviation, class action and multidistrict litigation. He has tried more than 125 cases to jury verdict during his career and is best known for his work in some of the largest automotive recalls in U.S. history, including the Ford Pinto; Chrysler Minivan; Ford Explorer/Firestone tire tread litigation, in which he served as that national co-lead counsel; and most recently with Toyota, in which he was appointed to serve on plaintiff steering committee.

Eidson has volunteered on a multitude of professional boards, including serving as president of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), president of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, and president of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Recently, he was installed as chairman of the American Association for Justice Foundation and was awarded the Florida Justice Association’s Al J. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award. Eidson endowed the renowned Emory Law School Kessler-Eidson Trial Technique Program and is a founding member of the Institute for Injury Reduction, a national organization dedicated to reducing injuries caused by defective products.

# # #

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 Trial Lawyer Magazine

The Trial Lawyer magazine provides progressive and educational news, information, and articles relevant to the trial lawyer profession. Our mission is to inform and inspire trial attorneys who represent injured individuals in civil cases or defend the accused as guaranteed under the United States Constitution. The Trial Lawyer strives to create innovative forum for understanding current trends and emerging opportunities for the civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial bar. Through passionate voices and provocative viewpoints, The Trial Lawyer encourages the generation and sharing of ideas through open dialogue among the finest trial lawyers in America.

About The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers. The mission of The National Trial Lawyers is to provide networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers. For more information, visit www.thenationaltriallawyers.org.