Commentary

Jan
23
2017

Column: Florida senators should reject Trump’s EPA nominee

Click here to read Ervin Gonzalez’s Column: Florida senators should reject Trump’s EPA nominee published on January 13, 2017 in the Tampa Bay Times.

Dec
20
2016

About the Law – Opinion in The Miami Herald

Click here to read Ervin Gonzalez’s Opinion in The Miami Herald published on December 19, 2016 – About the Law.

Apr
4
2016

No Normalization with Cuba

“No Normalization with Cuba” – Miami Herald April 3, 2016 Opinion The question of whether Cuban Americans should now embrace the normalization of relations and come to terms with the atrocities that occurred in Fidel Castro and Che’s Cuba that caused millions to seek exile in this country comes down…

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Feb
17
2016

Judicial Term Limits Are a Bad Idea for Florida

Click the link below to read my Op-Ed in The Miami Herald published on 2-17-16 Judicial Term Limits Are a Bad Idea for Florida

Feb
12
2016

Judicial Term Limits Are a Bad Idea for Florida Businesses, Residents

The separation of powers created by our Florida and U.S. Constitutions guarantee proper checks and balances in government. This sacred doctrine is currently under attack by proposed State legislation that seeks to establish term limits for our Supreme Court Justices and appellate judges. This is a bad idea that is…

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Jun
26
2014

BP Settlement Offers Long-Term Protection

April 20th marked the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill and the tragedy brought close to home how vulnerable Florida’s strongest tourism asset may be to a man-made disaster. Not even a major hurricane can cause the type of long-term damage to our treasured off-shore waters, and subsequently, our…

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Jun
26
2014

It’s Time to Take Action in the Interest of the American People

The time has come for Congress to strongly regulate products entering our shores from foreign countries like China that do not respect safety regulations and do not adhere to strict quality control standards. The latest assault on the American Consumer from China comes in the form of defective and toxic…

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Jun
26
2014

Terri Schiavo Matter Proves That The Value of Life Should Not Be Limited By Tort Reform

In a recent press release, Governor Jeb Bush had this to say about Terri Schiavo’s death: “Many across our state and around the world are deeply grieved by the way Terri died. I feel that grief very sharply as well. I remain convinced, however, that Terri’s death is a window…

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Jun
26
2014

Economic Disparity Assures Public School Segregation

May 17, 2004 marked the fifty year anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education, which established that separate but equal was inappropriate and required the end of segregation in public schools in the United States. Yet, today many schools throughout our nation remain…

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Jun
26
2014

The Myth of the Litigation Explosion – An Assault On American Consumers

Many special interest groups are attempting to limit or deprive a consumer’s right to bring a lawsuit. What makes this new assault on the American consumer so remarkable is how effectively the public has been misled about the need for these supposed “reforms.” Through widespread advertising campaigns, business interests have…

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Jun
26
2014

Support Judicial Independence

Our state government is based on a system of checks and balances. The existence of all three branches, The Executive, The Legislative and The Judiciary, is critical to maintaining the integrity of our democratic government. It is similar to a three-legged stool. All three legs must be of equal size…

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Jun
26
2014

Safe Driving Saves Lives

Several years ago, my former law partner’s husband was killed on his bicycle by a 16 year old who was attempting to reach for a soda bottle on the floor of his pick-up truck. Recently we’ve read about people in cars, on the sidewalk, and even in their own homes,…

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May
30
2006

DEATH OF THE DOCTRINE OF JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

The long-standing tort doctrine of Joint and Several Liability was completely repealed in Florida this legislative session. Now the law will hold Defendants in a tort case responsible only for the percentage of the damages that each caused the Plaintiff to sustain. In its pure state, the Doctrine of Joint…

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Oct
31
2005

Shoddy Construction – Again? Was Hurricane Wilma Truly to Blame?

As a Miami native I have witnessed quite a few hurricanes, including Hurricane Andrew – a category 5 hurricane that destroyed most of Miami in August 1992. Notwithstanding Andrew’s 140 mph winds, many of the houses that were destroyed were due to shoddy construction and not hurricane winds. In July,…

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Wanted to share this beautiful photo taken by my high school friend Dr. Jacinto Garrido. A veteran. God Bless America. ... See MoreSee Less

See it, believe it, plan it and do it. ... See MoreSee Less

Presentation on closing arguments and opening statements to UM law students along with Katie Phang and faculty members. ... See MoreSee Less

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Honored to have made top 100 verdicts for 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

The victory belongs to the one who perseveres and never quits. ... See MoreSee Less

D.C. is always impressive. God Bless America. ... See MoreSee Less

I am honored to have been asked to be the commencement speaker for St. Thomas Law School for their May graduation. ... See MoreSee Less

Make a point to lend a helping hand to one who needs it. ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoyed teaching the art of closing arguments to University of Florida law students. Thank you Federal Judge Paul Huck for the invitation. ... See MoreSee Less

I Will be speaking today at the Federal Courthouse in Miami about Closing arguments and trial themes. Judge Paul Huck will moderate. Courtroom 13-2 at 12:30 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Some of my UM law students practicing their trial advocacy skills. They did well. Proud of them. ... See MoreSee Less