Former President Ervin A. Gonzalez to Kick-off MDTLA’s 2016 Past President’s Seminar Series

Board Certified Specialists to Present on the Subject of Maximizing Damages

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 11, 2016) – Attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez, a partner with Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, will kick-off this year’s Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association Past President Seminar Series on Thursday, January 14th.

The Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association (MDTLA) and its members are dedicated to the pursuit of justice, individual rights, access to courts, education, and trial advocacy. Gonzalez has been a member of the association for more than 25 years, including serving as president in 1995.

One of the nation’s premier trial attorneys and a board certified specialist in civil trial law and business litigation by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Gonzalez will present on the topic of Maximizing Damages in Your Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases. The CLE-accredited event will take place on Thursday, January 14th at Merrill Lynch located at 355 Alhambra Circle, 16th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134 from 6-8 pm. For more information or to attend, please contact Janpaul Portal at (305) 375-0111 or

Gonzalez has obtained 32 verdicts in excess of $1 million 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. He currently serves on two national plaintiff steering committees, including the PSC for the multi-district litigation surrounding the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill and the PSC for the Chinese Drywall multi-district litigation.

Throughout his career, Gonzalez has held numerous leadership roles, including serving as governor of The Florida Bar and president of the Dade County Bar 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). He 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, where he also graduated with honors (JD 1985). He is licensed to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia, Texas, Colorado, and New York.