Charles Dewey Cole Jr.

Charles Dewey Cole Jr.

Partner since 2003
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-619-4350
Fax:
212-619-3622
Email:

Charles Dewey Cole, Jr. is a distinguished trial and appellate lawyer, scholar, instructor, lecturer and noted authority on the federal courts. He is a 1974 graduate of Columbia College at Columbia University and a 1979 graduate of St. John's University School of Law where he served as a member of the Law Review for two years, and its research editor for another year. He also holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of Texas at Austin (1982), an LL.M. (General) from New York University School of Law (1988), an LL.M. (Trial Advocacy) from The James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University (1999) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Law School of The Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England (2002). He served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Joe J. Fisher in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (1979-1980) and to the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Austin, Texas (1981-1982). He has been a lecturer or instructor in numerous programs relating to trial advocacy and cognate subjects and since 1992, has been an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Notre Dame Law School. His articles on the law, law book reviews, and other scholarly contributions have appeared in print on scores of occasions. He has served as Revision Author of Jack B. Weinstein, et al., New York Civil Practice, and has contributed to such works as Black's Law Dictionary (7th ed. 1999) and Edward D. Re, Cases and Materials on Remedies (1982 and 2d ed. 1987). Forty-eight citations attest to his federal and state appellate work and there are 10 other major reported decisions of trial courts and 27 significant trial verdicts, mostly in the federal courts, to his name. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Texas and, notably, he is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and Wales as of August 15, 1995, and he has attained Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) Qualification in England and Wales on March 11, 2002. He is also admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States and 17 other federal courts. Mr. Cole is listed, of long standing, in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and will appear in Who's Who in the World (18th ed.) (forthcoming). Mr. Cole has handled many cases through trial verdict and appellate proceedings that involve substantial financial interests and matters of great legal and economic principle in the years he has spent with our firm starting in May of 1995.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of England and Wales

Education

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • LL.M. in Trial Advocacy - 1999
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1988
  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York - 1979
    • Law Review: St. John's Law Review, Member, Research Editor
  • The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England
    • Post Graduate Diploma - 2002
    • Major: Advance Litigation
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • Masters Degree in Library & Information Science - 1982
  • Columbia University, Columbia College - 1974

Published Works

  • Jack B. Weinstein, et. al., New York Civil Practice, (Revision Author)
  • Black's Law Dictionary 7th Edition, (Contributor), 1999
  • Cases and Materials, (Contributor with Edward D. Re), 1982
  • Cases and Materials, (Contributor with Edward D. Re), 2d ed., 1987

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Notre Dame Law School, 1992 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the World, 18th Edition

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Joe J. Fisher, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1980
  • Hon. Thomas M. Reavley, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982