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Nicholas 'Cole' Douglas

Cochran Douglas, PLLC
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Nicholas 'Cole' Douglas
Cochran Douglas, PLLC

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.

After graduating from law school with honors in 2015, Cole began his legal career working for the Seattle/Tacoma based law firm Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala. In 2020, he left Pfau Cochran to open his own firm, Cochran Douglas, PLLC, with business partner Loren Cochran. In his years of practice, Cole has obtained extraordinary results on behalf of his clients, most recently negotiating a $3.8 million settlement against the State of Washington. In addition to volunteering his time at the Housing Justice Project, Cole is currently the Immediate Past 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 Super Lawyers in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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.

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