Cole Douglas is a passionate and energetic attorney who always advocates for his client’s best needs. His practice focuses on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury, wrongful death and sex abuse claims. Cole works closely with his clients and is constantly inspired by their tenacity and determination to progress forward.
Cole, a Tacoma native, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Cole played football, basketball and threw hammer at Willamette, all while pursuing an accelerated M.B.A. program at WU’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. He’s also a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
After completing his M.B.A. studies, Cole returned to Washington to attend law school at Seattle University School of Law. While in law school, he remained active by competing in moot court and mock trial and by immersing himself in the local legal community. Cole was fortunate to receive the first ever legal internship position at Russell Investments as the Intern in the Office of the Chief Legal Officer. From there, he returned to Tacoma to serve as judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District Court of Washington.
Cole was hired by PCVA after graduating from law school with honors in 2015. Since joining the firm, Cole has obtained extraordinary results on behalf of his clients, most recently negotiating a $3.1 million settlement for an abuse victim in Vancouver, Washington. In addition to volunteering his time at the Housing Justice Project, Cole holds a board seat on the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association’s New and Young Lawyer Board, and chairs the Washington State Association for Justice’s Pierce County Roundtable.
While away from work, Cole enjoys spending time with family and friends. He can be found snowboarding, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks, and perfecting his jump hook on the local basketball courts.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2018|
|CALI Award - Client Counseling and Negotiation||CALI Excellence Award for the Future||2014|
|Volunteer Attorney||Tacoma Pierce County Housing Justice Project||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Judicial Extern||United State District Court, Western District Of Wa.||2015 - 2015|
|Intern - Office of the Chief Legal Officer||Russell Investments||2013 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Connelly Law Offices||2013 - 2014|
|Student Partner||Willamette MBA Angel Fund||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation||New and Young Lawyers Board Member - Trustee||2018 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||New Member Committee||2017 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Pierce County Roundtable Chair||2016 - Present|
|Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court||Member||2016 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2015 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2015|
|Willamette University||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2012|
|Willamette University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2011|
|Solving Challenges in Your Law Practice – A New Type of Learning CLE||Issues with Client Intake||2018|
|Personal Injury A to Z||Fundamentals of Local Procedure and Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments||2017|
|J.M. v. State of Washington||$3,100,000 Settlement|
|Jane Doe v. Anonymous||$1,000,000 Settlement|
|Confidential v. State of Washington DSHS||$1,500,000 Settlement|
Posted by Carly
Mon Feb 11 2019