CORAL GABLES (July 1, 2001) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that Dean Colson, a partner in the firm, was recently appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the State of Florida Commission on Ethics.
Colson will serve a two-year term to the nine member commission, which was created by the 1974 Legislature to serve as “guardians of the standards of conduct for the officers and employees of the State” and its political subdivision. The Commission on Ethics is an independent, constitutional body charged with the duty to receive and investigate sworn complaints of violation of the Code of Ethics or other breaches of public trust as provided in the Sunshine Amendment.
“The Governor asked me to serve, and I am happy to comply,” stated Colson, one of South Florida’s top trial lawyers.
In addition, Mr. Colson was elected Vice-President of the Orange Bowl Committee earlier this year and was recently appointed to the President’s Search Committee of the University of Miami, where he has been a member of the Board of Trustees for almost a decade and where he was newly elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of UM’s Board of Trustees.
Colson is presently co-liaison counsel for the plaintiffs in the national class action lawsuit against Humana, which was transferred to Miami by the Federal Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation in April of this year.
The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is one of South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious trial law firms. The members of the firm, who are listed among the top trial lawyers in the United States, specialize in personal injury and wrongful death practice, commercial, securities, business tort, insurance, professional liability litigation, aviation law, class action, white collar criminal defense, and domestic and international arbitration.