CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 3, 2015) – Attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez, a partner with Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was recently honored by The Broward Hispanic Bar Association with its inaugural BRAVO Award. The designation recognizes outstanding community and diversity leaders in the tri-county area.
Gonzalez, a Cuban American, was the award recipient for Miami-Dade County and was recognized at the organization’s recent 26th Anniversary Annual Installation & Scholarship Gala. He was joined by fellow recipients Jamie J. Finizio-Bascombe (Broward County) and Mariano Garcia (Palm Beach County).
The Broward County Hispanic Bar Association is committed to serving as a prominent voice of the Hispanic population, as well as expanding diversity in the legal profession and providing financial assistance to deserving Hispanic law students.
Gonzalez, a board certified specialist in civil trial law and business litigation by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is one the nation’s premier trial attorneys and has obtained 32 verdicts in excess of one million dollars throughout his career. 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 specializes in products liability, class actions, business litigation, medical malpractice, and personal injury.
Throughout his career, Gonzalez has held numerous leadership roles, including serving as governor of The Florida Bar, president of the Dade County Bar Association and president of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a former member of the National Board of Trustees of The National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The noted attorney has written many articles on various aspects of litigation and teaches litigation and trial skills as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law. Gonzalez is consistently recognized as a leader in his field by publications such as Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, and was named to the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the Nation list by Hispanic Business Magazine.