Susan Jane Cole
305-444-1225 - Coral Gables
“To properly defend product liability cases, an attorney must possess the knowledge and appreciation of the science and technology of the product, the application of the law to the intricacies of the product, and the ability to take on the scientific expert witness on the expert’s own level. A thorough grounding in the sciences enables an attorney to see the strengths and weaknesses in a client’s product and to act vigorously in their defense. There is no substitute for the integration of the broad scientific method overlaid with the technical and legal ramifications of a product liability case.” Susan J. Cole
Partner Susan J. Cole, has been a trial lawyer for more than thirty years. In addition to many other product liability, construction defect, wrongful death and medical malpractice trials, she has tried more than eighty asbestos cases in her career on behalf of the manufacturers and distributors of friction, building supply, and pump products all alleged to have contained asbestos. She is recognized as one of the leading asbestos defense counsel in the country on the issues of medical causation and the “science” of asbestos and is often called upon on the eve of trial to assist defendants with the cross examination of medical and scientific experts.
Mrs. Cole is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and is a co-chair of the Asbestos Defense Roundtable Annual Seminar. In addition to her busy practice, Mrs. Cole volunteers countless hours yearly, teaching high school students science through the Miami Dade Science Fair.
Mrs. Cole is a graduate of the University of Miami. She is admitted to practice in the all Florida state courts, all federal district courts in Florida, and before the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. In addition, Mrs. Cole is a certified circuit court mediator. She is a member of the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Education and Specialization, National Boar of Trial Advocates, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the American Chemical Society, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mrs. Cole is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She is a board certified Civil Trial Lawyer and previously served as the Chair of the Florida Bar committee for civil trial board certification. In 2014, she was named to the Florida Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters.