Cole has been practicing law for more than thirteen years. His practice area focuses on construction defect, products liability, professional liability, personal injury and general insurance defense litigation.
A highly experienced trial attorney, he represents design professionals including architects and engineers in complex litigation matters as well as general contractors and subcontractors in complex, multi-party construction matters. Additionally he represents a well-known national corporation in product related litigation.
Cole tried two of the first class action construction defect cases in Arizona, each lasting approximately six weeks. He has also successfully defended a nationally known architect in a $50 million breach of contract matter and an international engineering firm in a $20 million defective design claim. Recently, Cole obtained summary judgments and awards of attorney fees for both a national subcontractor as well as a national product manufacturer.
-Construction Financial Management Association
Successfully co-chaired two different six-week class action construction defect trials on behalf of roofing subcontractors, including one of the first class action construction defect cases in Arizona.
Successfully co-chaired a trial defending a stucco subcontractor in a 1,500-home, multi-party complex litigation.
Successfully defended an international engineering firm against a $20 million breach of contract claim related to design of a large mechanical stabilized earth wall.
Successfully defended an architect against breach of contract claims of more than $20 million relating to design of a $600 million public project.
Recently obtained summary judgment and dismissal, including an award of attorney fees, in an action against a national subcontractor based on a spoliation of evidence argument.
Appearing pro hac vice in Nevada, Cole obtained a summary judgment and dismissal, including an award of attorney fees, in an action against a national product manufacturer.
- "Winning' Your Complex Construction Mediation," ALFA Construction Law Practice Group Seminar, July 2012
AWAY FROM THE OFFICE
Cole and his wife are the proud parents of a three-year-old daughter. Cole enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling abroad, fishing, and watching all sports — particularly Oklahoma Sooners football.