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A graduate of Florida State University College of Law, Robert A. Cole was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978 and became a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator in 2010. He comes to Upchurch Watson White & Max with 33 years of civil trial law experience. Bob’s legal career began in Jacksonville with the Howell, Liles Firm in 1978. In 1986, Bob founded the Cole, Stone, Stoudemire, and Morgan Firm. In 2009, Bob joined the Boyd & Jenerette Firm as a partner.
Through 33 years of trial practice, Bob earned a reputation as an accom-plished litigator and has been recognized by his colleagues as a model of professionalism and civility for the trial bar. He was invited to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 1990. He served as President of the Jacksonville ABOTA Chapter in 2001 and as the President of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA) in 2010. In 2008, Bob was selected as the FLABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year.
Bob's areas of practice include automobile and trucking negligence, prod-ucts liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, design professional liability, construction defect, and insurance coverage litigation. His broad range of litigation experience and knowledge will substantially broaden the firm’s existing Circuit Civil Mediation Panel.
- Contract Disputes
- Family Businesses
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Wrongful Death
- J.D. Florida State University College of Law
- B.A. Florida State University
Memberships & Affiliations
- Member, The Florida Bar
- Member, The Jacksonville Bar Association
- Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
- President, Florida Chapter (FLABOTA), 2010-2011
- FLABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008
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