Edward Bates Cole

Edward Bates Cole: Attorney with Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A.
  • Partner at Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A.
  • 211 Cashiers School Road, P.O. Box 1918, Cashiers, NC 28717
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  • Edward Cole is a partner at Coward, Hicks & Siler. He practices in the areas of civil litigation and natural resources.
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Edward Cole is a trial lawyer. He practices in the areas of civil litigation and natural resources. This includes representation of property owners and businesses in business disputes, property rights disputes, and title insurance litigation. In his natural resources work, Edward represents landowners and other private parties before state and federal permitting agencies on wetlands, water use, and endangered species issues in connection with mineral ownership.

Edward is a 2002 graduate of University of North Carolina School of Law and holds a B.S. in Forestry from Auburn University. He is admitted to practice in both North Carolina and Florida. He has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2011-2015) and is listed in Chambers USA for his efforts in environmental law in Florida.

Edward brings more than a decade of environmental and resource management litigation experience to the firm’s thriving real estate practice.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Probate Law
  • Environmental & Land Use Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
828-743-2401  Phone
828-743-2403  Fax
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.S., Forestry, summa cum laude, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with honors, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, Florida
North Carolina State Bar, Member.
30th Judicial District Bar Association, Member.
North Carolina Bar Association, Member.
The Florida Bar, Member.

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