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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.

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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
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • 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

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


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


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


    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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