Cole is a litigation attorney who blends his calm, cheerful demeanor with a serious commitment to provide the best service and results to each client. Before joining Donnelly + Gross, Cole served two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Philip R. Lammens, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in the Ocala Division. There, he handled matters pertaining to employment discrimination, breach of contract disputes, wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, retirement litigation, civil rights, and constitutional law issues. This experience gave Cole special insight into the judicial decision-making process, which benefits his practice.

Cole has significant legal writing and publication experience, including working as an editor of the Florida Law Review and publishing three articles in that journal. He graduated magna cum laude, fourth in his class, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he received seven book awards by setting the curve in those courses.

In his first career, Cole ran a successful farrier business that served North Central Florida and surrounding counties.

Education

  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2015
  • St. Petersburg College, BA, Management, summa cum laude, 2011

Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Community

  • City of Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Gainesville, Class 45