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Jim Cole

Shareholder of Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C.

James ColeAs a child, I remember watching my father get up and go to work for long hours to help those who had been harmed. Emmett Cole Jr., my father, was different than most lawyers I met. Emmett represented people like us, not big companies or government agencies. After my third year of college, I took a summer off to assist my father in a three week trial in San Antonio. It was my father’s client against three large corporations and an army of lawyers.

That trial changed everything. I returned to college with a new plan: law school. I also understood what it was that pushed my father to work those long hours and stand up against those who harm our communities. It is a desire that each time you stand up to the wrongdoer you are helping to make the world a safer place.

Since graduating from Baylor Law School in 1981 and returning to Victoria I have spent my career doing something I consider the highest calling for a lawyer – working to ensure the safety of the community. Not just the community where I was born and raised and the community that I raised my family, but communities across Texas and across the nation.

  • Areas of Practice

    • Personal Injury Law
    • Products Liability Law
    • Admiralty and Maritime Law
    • Maritime Personal Injury
    • Dram Shop Liability
    • Airplane Crash Litigation
    • Business Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Litigation
    • Contractors Litigation
    • Consumer Litigation
    • Contract Litigation
    • Insurance Litigation
    • Employment Litigation
    • Civil Litigation
    • Trial Practice
    • Premises Liability
    • Professional Liability
    • Torts
    • Will Contest
  • Certifications & Specialties
    • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Bar Admission
    • Texas, 1981
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1982
  • Education
    • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 1981 – J.D. (Honors: Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society)
    • Baylor University, 1980 – B.A.
  • Published Works
    • Breast Implant Litigation: A New Twist to Old Questions of Strict Liability
    • Medical Malpractice, Breach of Warranty and Negligence
    • Co-Author, Butterworth Legal Publishers, Texas Personal Injury Law Reporter, 1992
  • Honors & Awards
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Listed 2007-present in Super Lawyers®, a Thompson Reuters service
    • Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • Director Federal Bar Association
    • Chair – District 11 Grievance Committee 2013-2014 State Bar of Texas
    • American Board of Trial Advocates – Associate
    • Victoria County Bar Association – Member
    • American Bar Association – Member
    • State Bar of Texas – Member
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association – Member
    • American Association of Justice – Member
    • Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
    • Victoria Independent School District, President, Board of Trustees 1994
    • Phi Alpha Delta – Member

A Tradition of Excellence

Built On Relationships
  • CLIENT FOCUS

    We communicate with clients clearly and tell them candidly what they can expect, given the specifics of the case.

  • COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS

    We believe in giving back to the Victoria community. We support various organizations financially and with our time.

  • LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

    In 1954, Emmett Cole, Jr., returned to the crossroads area to found our practice after working a year at a Houston law firm.

  • NATIONAL REPUTATION

    We have provided effective, ethical legal representation throughout Texas and nationwide for more than 50 years.

Our Practice is Your Solution

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