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.
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
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
(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)
The Florida Bar
Clearwater Bar Association
Past President (1996-99)
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