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.