Leading Trial Attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez to Speak at DCBA Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series

Gonzalez to Offer Tips on Jury Selection and Appealing to Multigenerational Jurors

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2016) – Board certified trial attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez, a partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, will present at the Dade County Bar Associations’ Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series this Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Gonzalez, who has obtained 32 verdicts in excess of $1 million and has earned a reputation as one of the leading trial attorneys in Florida and the country, will offer tips on the jury selection process, including considerations and methods in presenting your case to baby boomers, generation X,Y and millennial jurors. Specifically, Gonzalez will discuss how each generation of juror differs; how your presentation should be formatted and delivered to appeal to each group; what messages and demonstrative aids work; how each group differs in critical thinking; and how to handle a multigenerational jury.

Additional distinguished speakers include attorney Mark Eiglarsh, who will present on jury selection in criminal cases; attorney Tom Regnier, who will present on Hamlet and the Law of Homicide: The Life of the Mind in Law and Art; and attorney Richard Warren Rappaport, who will present on Television, Music and the Power of the Media to Influence Presidential Politics.

The CLE-accredited lecture series will take place this Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Dade County Bar Association (123 N.W. First Avenue, Suite 220, Miami, FL 33128). To register or to learn more, click here.

With more than 30 years of experience in civil and business litigation, Gonzalez has obtained 32 verdicts in excess of $1 million, including a $61 million award in a medical malpractice case, the highest award in a Federal Torts Claims Act. Many of his verdicts have been rated among the top verdicts in Florida and nationwide. He has also settled numerous multi-million dollar cases, including a $100 million class action settlement. He was selected to serve on the Plaintiff Steering Committee for both the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Chinese Drywall litigation. Gonzalez specializes in products liability, class actions, business litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury.

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 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.