Gonzalez is a frequent lecturer for the American Bar Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
, The Florida Bar, the Dade County Trial Lawyers, the University of Miami School of Law, Lorman Education, and other organizations.
Hogan received the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
' Masterson Award for Professionalism in 1997; the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates' 2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award; the 1999 Perry Nichols Award; and the 2002 Al J.
The bill was supported by the Florida Justice Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
), which argued the bill would prevent dragging uninvolved parties into a case and speed resolution of tort cases.
It includes the Florida Consumer Action Network, the Coalition for Family Safety, Florida League of Conservation Voters, Florida AFL-CIO, Association of Flight Attendants, DES Action USA, Children's Advocacy Foundation, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
, Florida NAACP, Florida National Organization for Women, and Florida State Council of Senior Citizens, Inc.
The committee also heard from representatives from the Florida Justice Reform Institute and the Florida Justice Association (formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
The action comes in the wake of bruising battles between the FMA and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
on constitutional amendments on lawyer contingency fees in medical malpractice cases, the rights of patients to get records on doctor and hospital mistakes, and removing the license of doctors found to have committed three instances of malpractice.
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
fired back that the facts dispute there is a medical malpractice crisis and that FMA actions are hurting patients.
Mahon said lawyers must do a better job of educating nonlawyer legislators about the distinction between the Bar as a whole and subgroups of lawyers like the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
The Bar has sent the proposed rule to every Bar section and committee, as well as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Public Defenders Association, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, and the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
He files amicus briefs on a pro bono basis for public interest groups, including the Educational Fund to End Gun Violence, the National Security Archive, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
. His most high-profile pro bono matter included a victory in the Supreme Court in favor' of approximately 1,200 "Mariel" Cubans challenging indefinite detention, which also resulted in the 11th Circuit's subsequent recognition of the right to court-appointed counsel under the Criminal Justice Act for habeas petitioners in immigration matters.
"The trophy is deservedly coming home this year" In November, a Stetson Law trial team won both first and second place at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
2005 Honorable E.
Robert Peck, representing the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
, argued that rule proponents had not shown there was any abuse of the waiver.