(1924 - 1999)
Bill Colson was an early product of The Perry Nichols "Great Trial Lawyer Factory." He was the first attorney in the country to ever secure a medical malpractice verdict of more than $1 million, winning $3 million for a woman who lost her leg due to improper medical care.
Bill developed a set of instant/five-minute final arguments that nutshelled a jurors duty, how to determine the value or a life, and other damage issues that is still used by many Inner Circle members today.
Bill believed that the number one quality shared by great trial lawyers is courage, and he left a lasting legacy in receiving nearly every honor that the nations trial attorneys and Miamis business community could confer on him. A testament to his concern for social justice, Bill founded Leadership Miami, an annual program targeted toward men and women interested in making Miami a better place to live and to work, and the "Bill Colson Scholarship" for African American students at the University of Miami School of Law. Bill was also honored by being chosen to be on the cover of the inaugural issue of Trial magazine.