James Wynn Cole

Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C.
Cole, Cole, Easley & Sciba, P.C.
302 W Forrest St, Victoria, TX 77901 United States

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


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


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

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