C. Cole Crabtree

C. Cole Crabtree: Attorney with Jaburg Wilk
  • Partner at Jaburg Wilk (33 Attorneys)
  • Great American Tower, 3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Biography

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.

Professional Associations

-Construction Financial Management Association

Successful Results

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.



Presentations

- "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.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Self Insured Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Construction Defects

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
480-428-1465  Phone
602-248-1000  Phone
602-248-0522  Fax
www.jaburgandwilk.com/c-crabtree
University Attended:
University of Tulsa, B.A., 1999
Law School Attended:
Oklahoma City University College of Law, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002
Admission:
2002, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 2002, Arizona
Memberships:
State Bar of Arizona; Federal Bar Association; Maricopa County Bar Association (Board Member, Construction Law Section); Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court.
ISLN:
917132337
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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