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Playing by Heart

For Ervin Gonzalez to take a case, it has to pass the ‘wow' test  

Ervin A. Gonzalez's heart still races every time he hears that knock on the jury room door signaling a verdict. Never mind that he's averaged about one million-dollar-plus win a year—including the largest personal injury award ever in a federal court (a $4.1 million jury award against a hospital accused of defrauding his client)—since his first one in 1988. Though Gonzalez had only been seeking $750,000, the hefty verdict didn't surprise him. That's mainly because he was only three years …

Raising the Bar

Francisco R. Angones had the good luck to escape Cuba as a child. What he achieved after that had nothingto do with chance

Forty-six years ago, an anxious boy arrived in Miami on a commercial aircraft along with two other unaccompanied Cuban children. It was two months after the Bay of Pigs and a few weeks shy of Francisco “Frank” Angones’ 11th birthday. He had no idea what the future would bring, any more than he knew when, or if, he would see his parents again. In June, Angones will be sworn in as Florida’s first Cuban-born president of the Florida Bar. The honor is the culmination of a journey that began …

Defying Dictators

For the cause of human rights, Pedro Martinez-Fraga has sued Castro, Chávez, Pinochet and Aristide

When Hurricane Wilma blew through South Florida in October 2005, damage was widespread. In office buildings overlooking Miami’s skyline, windows shattered like firecrackers, furniture collapsed like tinder and papers tumbled like raindrops. But 90-mile-an-hour winds weren’t about to slow down veteran lawyer Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga. Ever since he started practicing law in Miami in 1987, he has had to adjust to a variety of storms — political as well as environmental. Martinez-Fraga makes …

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