Cole Douglas is a passionate and energetic attorney who always advocates for his client’s best needs. His practice focuses on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury, wrongful death and sex abuse claims. Cole works closely with his clients and is constantly inspired by their tenacity and determination to progress forward.
Cole, a Tacoma native, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Cole played football, basketball and threw hammer at Willamette, all while pursuing an accelerated M.B.A. program at WU’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.
After completing his M.B.A. studies, Cole returned to Washington to attend law school at Seattle University School of Law. While in law school, he remained active by competing in moot court and mock trial and by immersing himself in the local legal community. Cole was fortunate to receive the first ever legal internship position at Russell Investments as the Intern in the Office of the Chief Legal Officer. From there, he returned to Tacoma to serve as judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District Court of Washington.
Cole was hired by PCVA after graduating from law school with honors in 2015. Since joining the firm, Cole has obtained extraordinary results on behalf of his clients, most recently helping negotiate an eight-figure settlement for a premises liability victim in Tacoma, Washington. In addition to volunteering his time at the Housing Justice Project, Cole is currently president of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association’s New and Young Lawyer Board, and chairs the Washington State Association for Justice’s Pierce County Roundtable. Cole was named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law and Politics magazine in 2018 and 2019.
While away from work, Cole enjoys spending time with family and friends. He can be found snowboarding, cheering on the Seattle Seahawks, and perfecting his jump hook on the local basketball courts.