Friday, June 09, 2017

RIP Ervin Gonzalez (2 UPDATES)

RIP Ervin Gonzalez.

The awful news is making the legal community rounds this morning and everyone is shocked.

UPDATED with statement from Colson Hicks:

Colson Hicks Eidson Statement

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ervin A. Gonzalez, our beloved partner, friend and role model. Words cannot convey our grief, admiration, or affection for this pillar of our community. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife Janice and his family and friends during this unfathomable time. A caring, warm, brilliant and masterful trial attorney, he set the standard for the profession in his compassion and vigorous advocacy for those who suffered grievances and injustices at the hands of others. He will be remembered for his intellect, skill and ability to befriend and defend the rights of people from all walks of life with a zest and dedication that was unrivaled. Ervin's passing reminds all of us that mental illness can strike anyone regardless of how accomplished or content they might appear. Like the Ervin we all knew and loved, he valiantly fought this personal challenge with unmatched effort. He simply was unable to win his hardest and final trial. It pains us to know he was suffering so terribly beyond his control.”

-Dean C. Colson


Funeral Services
Tuesday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m.
Church of the Little Flower
2711 Indian Mound Trail
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Anonymous said...

Heartbreaking loss. He was a the type of lawyer we all should inspire to be. A true class act who will be missed by all who knew him.


Mike Rudd

Anonymous said...

Terrible. Herald Story here:

Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened by this horrible news. I feel a loss that transcends even my admiration of Ervin's exceptional legal talent. Ervin possessed an extraordinary quality, compassion, and he embraced its true complexity: the emotional capacity to feel another's pain, the intellectual ability to understand that suffering and the spiritual will, bearing both the burden and struggle of trial, to try to do something about it. Ervin saw grave wrong and sought with his impressive best to right it, great misery and strived to soften it. No client hath better lawyer.

From our midst is lost a very good man justly esteemed for his wise moral concern and, thus, perhaps in God's eyes, a man sui generis, a man in a class of his own. 

Alan Sirkin said...

I used to see him running every morning on south Douglas Road with his dog. He always was friendly and said hello.
Hadn't seen him for a week or so and hoped he was ok. Will miss seeing him.
Alan Sirkin