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Jim Cole is managing shareholder at Cole, Cole & Easley P.C.  Jim has spent most of his carrer representing individuals that have been injured or lost loved ones as the result of negligence or defective products.  Jim has served as Chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization subcommittee for Personal Injury Ttrial



Jim interest include sailing and running.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 50%
    35 years, 50 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    35 years, 1.4 thousand cases



Hourly ($300-450/hour), contingent (25-45%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul Albert Romano

    I worked for Jim at Cole, Cole and Easley law firm many years ago. I feel that I owe a lot of my success to having worked under Jim Cole during the formative years of my practice. He taught me how to aggressively represent my clients in an honest and honorable manner. I will always be grateful to him, and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a personal injury attorney.


    Paul Romano Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Charles Louis Cole

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Charles Cole Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Cole, Cole & Easley P.C.

302 W. Forrest
Victoria, TX, 77901

Victoria, TX



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198101/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
AV Rated (Highest Rating) since 1991Martindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - TexasThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2004
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2000
Board Certified in Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy1994
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial LawThe Texas Board of Legal Specialization1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderCole, Cole & Easley P.C.2007 - Present
ShareholderCole, Cole & Easley P.C.1998 - Present
PartnerCole, McManus, Cole, Easley & Bell1985 - 1997
AssociateKilgore, Cole, McManus & Velasquez1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas Grievance CommitteePanel Chair2011 - Present
InjuryBoardMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Texas Grievance CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2002 - Present
Texas Board of Legal Specialization Subcommittee for Personal InjuryChair1999 - 2005
State Bar of TexasLegal Services for the Poor in Civil Matters Committee1995 - 1998
Victoria Independent School District Board of TrusteesPast President1994 - 1994
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted1982 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Victoria County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1981 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mark Anders v. Ronson Constructors LLC$11,000,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice's Litigating Truck Collision CasesDIRECT EXAMINATION OF PLAINTIFF’S TRUCKING EXPERT2011
Butterworth Legal Publishers, Texas Personal Injury Law ReporterBreast Implant Litigation: A New Twist to Old Questions of Strict Liability, Medical Malpractice, Breach of Warranty and Negligence1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Baylor UniversityLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice's Litigating Truck Collision CasesDirect Examination of Plaintiff's Trucking Expert2011
AAJ's Litigating Truck Collision CasesSleep Apnea and Truck Drivers2011
The New Rules of Civil ProcedureCivil Procedure1990