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John Nathan Cole

John Nathan Cole

also known as J. Nathan Cole

About me

Today's legal market is increasingly competitive and that means lawyers have to be efficient while still getting strong results. Our team at Heifetz Rose, LLP, understands your needs whether you are a business or an individual that seeks high quality legal representation.  Simply, we deliver an incredible value to our clients.  Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients and to guide them through each step of a legal matter, whether the issues involve general litigation, professional (errors and omissions) liability, premises liability, personal injury cases, or any number of small business related disputes and concerns.


My partners and I approach the handling of each case with aggressiveness, professionalism, and -- above all -- a drive to get the optimal result for our clients.  When that result can only be reached through trial, Heifetz Rose's extensive trial experience means we are ready to try cases in the Commonwealth's state and federal courts, as well as the courts of Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  Nothing can take the place of experience when it comes to the skills needed to successfully try a case. 


At other times, the best result for a client may not be achieved through litigation but through skilled negotiations--whether that means a personal injury settlement, insurance coverage, or a business contract dispute.  Having a lawyer who you trust and who understands the difference between fighting the good fight and unnecessarily spending your money through protracted litigation is crucial to getting the kind of legal representation you or your company deserve.  


The Heifetz Rose team has decades of collective experience trying cases in the areas of insurance, construction liability, premises liability, transportation liability, and personal injury.  Above all, we know our clients demand competent, effective, and ethical representation and we strive to exceed those expectations on every case, no matter how big or small.  If you have a question concerning insurance coverage, professional liability, premises liability, snow and tree removal liability, or accidents of any sort--do not hesitate to contact me to discuss.


Please, don't take my word for it--read the reviews on this site from some of the small businesses and individual clients I have represented over the years. 


Heifetz Rose: More Than Just Results. 


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    10 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    10 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    10 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    10 years



Hourly ($275-375/hour), contingent (33%), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kristen E. Binck

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    Kristen Binck Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Attorney Cole is an absolute pleasure to work with. In the insurance defense arena, I've worked with hundreds of other lawyers. Attorney Cole stands out. He has superior knowledge of case law and subject matter, defines what it means to be a zealous advocate, displays the utmost in professionalism and courtesy, but also brings charm and humor to table. I would highly recommend Attorney Cole to anyone seeking representation, and would not hesitate to retain him myself if the need ever arose. Likewise, his firm, Heifetz Rose, is a superior establishment, run by the best of the best. You cannot go wrong with J. Nathan Cole.


    Joanne Rios
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Massachusetts "Rising Stars"SuperLawyers2015
2015 Trial Academy Attendee at Stanford Law SchoolInternational Association of Defense Counsel2015
Recommended Insurance Attorney - General DefenseA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2014
2014 Massachusetts "Rising Stars"SuperLawyers2014
2013 Massachusetts "Rising Stars"SuperLawyers2013
AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHeifetz Rose, LLP2015 - Present
AssociateHeifetz Rose LLP2013 - 2014
AssociateTucker, Heifetz & Saltzman, LLP2006 - 2012
Law Clerk to the JusticesSuperior Court Of Massachusetts2005 - 2006
Attorney-AdvisorUnited States Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary, Ethics Division2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2014 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselMember2014 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lopez v. Olympia & York State, Suffolk Superior Court C.A. No. 2005-02295Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Allowed
Hampton v. Riverfront Foodservice Corp., 79 Mass. App. Ct. 1118 (2011)Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Allowed and Affirmed by Appeals Court of Massachusetts
Crotty v. Premier Insurance Company of Massachusetts, et al, Suffolk Superior Court, CA No. 2011-01506Obtained Summary Judgment for Defendant on All Counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Bates CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Construction Contract WorkshopInsurance and Indemnity Issues In Construction Contracts2015