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Florida Association for Women Laywers Awards Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Patrick S. Montoya With The 2017 Theodore Klein Award

Montoya honored for outstanding dedication to women’s issues CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2017) – The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is pleased to announce that partner Patrick S. Montoya has been awarded the prestigious Theodore Klein Award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) for his steadfast dedication to supporting women’s issues and advancement. The award was presented to Montoya at the organization’s 35th annual judicial reception held on December 7, 2017. Named after Judge Theodore Klein, the award is given each year to a male lawyer or judge in the community who has demonstrated initiative and dedication to women’s issues. “This honor means a great deal to me both personally and professionally,” said Montoya. “I have been fortunate to have worked with FAWL over the years on the GOOD Guys program and am humbled to receive this recognition from my colleagues.” FAWL’s Miami-Dade Chapter “GOOD Guys”…
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Miami Law Honors Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Julie Braman Kane with Alumni Achievement Award

Kane Recognized for Excellence and Service to Miami Law and the Legal Profession CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2018) – Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane was recently honored with the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni nationally who have excelled in their chosen profession, and in service to the University of Miami School of Law and the legal profession. Kane, a ’93 graduate of Miami Law, was recognized at the Law Alumni Association’s annual Miami-Dade Judicial Reception & Holiday Celebration on Dec. 13 in Coral Gables, joining an elite group of law school graduates consisting of esteemed judges, senators, and leading attorneys, to receive the prestigious award. Kane was honored along with fellow honorees, the Honorable Judge John O’Sullivan, JD ’85, of the Southern District of Florida, and Miami attorney Edward Shohat, JD ’72. Honorees are…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Patrick S. Montoya Seeks to Represent the Eleventh Judicial Circuit on the Florida Bar Board of Governors

Montoya puts emphasis on ethics, gender equality, managing student loan debt, and shattering the stigma around mental health CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) – The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson announced today that partner Patrick S. Montoya seeks to represent the 11th Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Montoya, a trial lawyer, is running for Seat 3 on the 11th Circuit, which became available when Leslie J. Lott did not pursue re-election. The vacancy was announced by Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., on October 2, 2017.    The 52-member Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar, subject to limitations imposed by the rules regulating The Florida Bar. “I feel very fortunate to work in the field of law and want to give back to a profession that has given so much to…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Names Stephanie A. Casey Partner

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Oct.30, 2017) – The law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is pleased to announce that attorney Stephanie A. Casey has been named partner. “Stephanie is a tremendous attorney, a wonderful person, and a proven asset to our clients and the firm,” said partner Dean Colson. “Her dedication to clients and leadership in the legal community exemplify our core values. We are thrilled to welcome her as a partner.” Casey joined Colson Hicks Eidson in November 2012. Prior to joining the firm, she served as judicial clerk for United States District Judge Marcia G. Cooke and worked at a large, international law firm in Washington, DC. She practices in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, and class action litigation. She has represented U.S. and international clients in a wide range of antitrust, securities, commercial litigation, qui tam, and white collar defense matters in state and federal trial…
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Daughter Files Wrongful Death and Negligence Lawsuit against Hollywood Hills Rehab Center after Parents Suffer in Wake of Hurricane Irma

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2017) — Attorney Curtis Miner, partner at the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson, filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit today in the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County against Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC., a 152-bed nursing home facility located in Hollywood, Florida where the power operating the cooling systems failed in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The suit was filed on behalf of Margarita Navarro, the daughter of Miguel Antonio Franco and Cecilia Franco, residents of the Hollywood Hills nursing home and ultimately victims of the facility’s negligence. According to the lawsuit, as a result of the defendant’s negligence and failure to prepare adequately for Hurricane Irma, which impacted South Florida on Sunday, September 10, 2017, many of the elderly residents suffered for days in extreme heat and deplorable conditions, leading to the death of eleven of its residents to date,…
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The Law Firms of Arent Fox LLP and Colson Hicks Eidson Filed Lawsuits on Behalf of Braman Audi Dealerships against Volkswagen and Audi for Deceptive and Unlawful Business Practices

Allegations include Fraudulent Concealment, Civil RICO, Violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and Seeks Injunctive Relief against Audi CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2017) — The law firms of Arent Fox LLP and Colson Hicks Eidson filed lawsuits yesterday in West Palm Beach federal court on behalf of two Braman Audi dealerships – Braman Audi of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Prestige Audi in Lakewood, Colorado – against Defendants Volkswagen AG and other VW-affiliated companies, including Audi of America, Inc., Audi AG, and Volkswagen Credit, Inc. According to the first lawsuit, the certain VW defendants engineered a criminal conspiracy for over a decade to defraud its dealers, such as Braman, the American consumer, and state and federal regulators. The fraud involved selling Audi-brand “clean diesel” turbo-charged direct ignition vehicles (TDI) with a “defeat device” software engineered by the defendants to deceive emissions testers and regulators into believing…
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