Welcomes American Association for Justice Convention to Miami
MIAMI (Feb. 21, 2013)– Nearly 2,000 guests gathered at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on Monday, February 11th for a private concert featuring ten-time Grammy Award winner George Benson. Presented by the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson, the jazz master serenaded the crowd with some of his greatest hits such as Turn Your Love Around, In Your Eyes, and On Broadway.
The crowd, made up of notable local attorneys as well as attorneys from around the country visiting Miami for the American Association for Justice’s annual winter convention, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres outside at the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts followed by a vibrant performance held in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
Colson Hicks Eidson has a long history with the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the world’s largest trial bar and the nation’s leading defender of civil justice. The firm’s 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. Partner Julie Braman Kane currently serves as AAJ’s treasurer.
“Through the decades, Colson Hicks Eidson has been committed to our clients, our profession, and our community and it was a privilege to welcome our friends and distinguished guests of the AAJ convention to Miami’s stunning performing arts center for this special evening,” said Eidson who also serves as chair of the Performing Arts Center Trust for the Adrienne Arsht Center.
“We are immensely grateful to Mike Eidson and his firm for this special evening,” said Linda Lipsen, Chief Executive Officer of AAJ. “Mike is truly a champion of the arts and civil justice, and we thank him for his hospitality and continued support.”
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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.