Deborah J. Gander is an accident attorney and board certified civil trial lawyer with more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for her clients. A partner at Colson Hicks Eidson and experienced personal injury attorney, she represents clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or who have lost family members; she also represents clients who face financial ruin because of insurance company bad faith.
Deborah has more than ten verdicts exceeding $1 million. One award was the largest ever in a Federal Tort Claims Act Case: $61 million for medical negligence at a Naval hospital. She has handled several multimillion-dollar settlements in medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
As an accident attorney, Deborah works closely with clients during lengthy and complex cases. They can depend on honest, ethical representation with a focus on their well-being throughout the process.
Honors, Education and Experience
Martindale-Hubbell rates Deborah "AV, the highest rating available, and includes her in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She received the "Most Effective Lawyer award for civil litigation in 2006 from the Daily Business Review. The South Florida Legal Guide named Deborah a "Top Lawyer.?
A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Deborah served as an adjunct professor for several years. She continues to lecture for organizations including the American Bar Association and the National Business Institute. Deborah is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and chaired the Civil Litigation Committee of the Dade County Bar Association.
Deborah clerked for the Hon. Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit. While in law school, she worked for the Hon. James Lawrence King, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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Professional Associations and Memberships
American Board of Trial Advocates Member Dade County Bar Association Member Chair, Civil Litigation Committee The Florida Bar Member The American Bar Association Member The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Member American Inns of Court Member
Classes and Seminars Taught
Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing, University of Miami School of Law
Past Employment Positions
Hon. Peter T. Fay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk Hon. James Lawrence King, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Law Offices of Ervin A. Gonzalez, P.A.