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Mr. Cole was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees. After his graduation from law school, Mr. Cole returned to Jacksonville and began his professional career in the practice of law. He specializes in significant injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and design professional liability cases. Mr. Cole is also a certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Mr. Cole was invited to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 1990. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Chapter of ABOTA and is the current FLABOTA President and Jacksonville chapter Board Representative.

Mr. Cole has been selected by Florida Super Lawyers every year since 2007.

In 1986, Mr. Cole founded Cole, Stone, Stoudemire and Morgan, P.A. with his partner, William T. Stone. He handles major litigation cases throughout the state of Florida in both state and federal courts. He came to Boyd & Jenerette in 2009 as part of the merger.

Mr. Cole is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.  He is also active in the community with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Florida, Board of Directors; Jacksonville University, University Council Member;  Baptist Health Foundation, Annual Support Committee; and the March of Dimes.

Mr. Cole is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing. He spends his leisure time with his family, vacationing in the tropics of the Bahamas or the mountains of North Carolina.


Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Construction & Development: 25%
  4. Commercial: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Michael Phillips

    Without hesitation, I recommend Bob. In fact, Bob is one of the reasons I live in Jacksonville. His firm gave me a job over 10 years ago and I move here from another state largely because of Mr. Cole. He is the rare breed of excellent lawyer and phenomenal person. Do not hesitate to call on him if legal trouble finds you.


    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Florida Mediation

301 West Bay Street
Suite 1414
Jacksonville, FL, 322024220


FLMember in Good Standing197809/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearFLABOTA2008
Super LawyersFlorida Super LawyersN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesFLABOTA President2010 - 2011
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
Florida Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Jacksonville Association of Defense CounselN/AN/A
Professional Liability Defense FederationN/AN/A
International Association of Defense CounselN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1977
Florida State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974