CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Client Counseling and Negotiation
Cole B. Douglas
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. He’s also a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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 intern at a local law firm and to serve as judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District Court of Washington.
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.
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Dean’s List, 2015
Atkinson Graduate School of Management – Willamette University, M.B.A, 2012
Willamette University, B.A., 2011
United States District Court – Western District of Washington
United States District Court – Eastern District of Washington
Washington State Association for Justice, EAGLE Member
Robert J. Bryan American Inns of Court, Pierce County, Washington
American Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Thurston County Bar Association
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, New & Young Lawyers Board Member – Trustee
Washington State Association for Justice, Pierce County Roundtable Chair
Tacoma Pierce County Housing Justice Project, Volunteer Attorney
Solving Challenges in Your Law Practice – A New Type of Learning CLE, Seattle University School of Law, February 23, 2018
Personal Injury From A to Z: Fundamentals of Local Procedure & Legislative, Case Law, and Regulatory Trends and Developments, National Business Institute, September 27, 2017