CORAL GABLES, FL (October 28, 2004) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Mike Eidson, senior partner at the firm, was elected Vice-President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)— the world’s largest trial bar with 55,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad—during its annual convention in Boston, MA.
“It’s a great honor to represent the thousands of ATLA lawyers across the U. S. and abroad who, in turn represent ordinary people who have been seriously injured or whose family members have been killed as the result of careless actions or dangerous defective products,” said Eidson, a member of ATLA for 30 years.
In addition to serving as member of ATLA’s Board of Governors for more than 13 years, Eidson is currently Chairman of the association’s Leader’s Forum. He has also served as ATLA’s Parliamentarian, Treasurer and Secretary, and was Chairman of its Product Liability and Aviation Sections.
ATLA—founded in 1946 and based in Washington, D.C.—is a broad-based, international coalition of attorneys, law professors, paralegals and law students dedicated to promoting justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguarding victims’ rights, and strengthening the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety.
In addition, Eidson is a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has served as President of its Miami Chapter. He is a founding member and past Chairman of the Institute for Injury Reduction, a national organization dedicated to the reduction of injuries caused by defective products, and serves on the Board of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Eidson has also been elected a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has published several textbooks and numerous articles on trial practice and lectures frequently throughout the United States.
The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is a trial firm with over 35 years worth of experience handling local, national and international litigation. Partners at the firm have also had the distinction of holding the following offices: President of the 55,000-member Association of Trial Lawyers America; President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; President of the Dade County Bar Association; United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Chairman of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.