Mr. Stephen Overstreet Cole

Mr. Stephen Overstreet Cole: Attorney with Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen Professional Association AV stamp icon
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Practice Description

Mr. Cole represents entities and individuals in resolving disputes, seeking to avoid litigation when that best serves the client’s interests, but prepared to counsel and to represent them in litigation when necessary. Mr. Cole is experienced in matters involving construction, liens and bonds, contracts, employment matters, real estate, will contests and probate matters. Mr. Cole has worked with many clients regarding employment contract disputes involving noncompetition, nondisclosure agreements and trade secrets.

Mr. Cole served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany.

Community Service

St. Pete College Foundation, Trustee
Gulf Central District, UMC, Committee Chair
First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Lay Leader
Religious Community Services, Inc., past Board Chair
Kiwanis, Past President and Lt. Gov.
American Red Cross, former Board member
Boy Scouts of America, former Executive and District Board member

Professional Recognition

Florida Bar Certified Civil Trial Attorney - since 1983
Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
Florida Super Lawyer Designation
Included in Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite”
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating

Resource Library

Restrictive Covenants

(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigration
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Wills
  • Trusts & Estate Planning
  • Construction
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Trial Lawyers

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
727.444.1415  Phone
727.442.8470  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, J.D., with high honors, 1975
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; 1975, Florida; U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida; U.S. Supreme Court; All Florida State Courts

Bar Memberships

The Florida Bar
Trial Section
Clearwater Bar Association
Past President (1996-99)

Captain, United States Army, 1969-1972
Birth Information:
Orlando, Florida, October 2, 1947
( Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education )

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • High ethical standing icon
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Clearwater, Florida

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