Ronald Pena Appointed for Third Term on Dade County Defense Bar Association Board

March 12, 2013

CORAL GABLES, FLRonald Pena, a Coral Gables-based Partner in the Defense Litigation Group of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has been appointed for a third term on the Dade County Defense Bar Association (DCDBA) Board of Trustees. Mr. Pena served as president of the association in 2007 – 2008 — and later past-president. He is a member of the DCDBA’s Steering Committee and has been a board member since 2009.

The DCDBA has served civil defense attorneys in the Miami area since it was founded in 1965. The association provides CLE seminars, judicial receptions and networking opportunities for attorneys who practice primarily in the fields of insurance, personal injury and commercial defense litigation. Its bi-monthly CLE luncheons feature presentations by attorneys, prominent judges, and expert witnesses from the community. Hinshaw attorney Barbara Fernandez is the DCDBA’s current President.

Mr. Pena practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on commercial litigation as well as the defense of transportation companies. In addition to his roles with the DCDBA, he is a founding board member of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical Society; a member of the Put Something Back Pro Bono Project, a joint program by the Dade County Bar Association and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit to provide free legal service to the needy population of Miami-Dade County; and a board member of the Dade County Historical Society, which involves education and preservation of the history of the legal system in Dade County.

With more than 85 attorneys located throughout Florida, Hinshaw is one of the largest law firms in the state. Hinshaw assists clients doing business in Florida with high-value insurance litigation, business litigation, and transactional matters.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.