Cole, Easley, Sciba & Williams, P.C.
302 W. Forrest Street
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 575-0551 www.ceswlaw.com
As 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 of 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 Civil Rights Discrimination Commercial Litigation Construction Litigation Contractors Litigation Consumer Litigation Contract Litigation Insurance Litigation Employment Litigation Civil Litigation Trial Practice Premises Liability Professional Liability Torts Will Contest
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
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.
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 and Awards
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation Rated AV / Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Listed 2007-present in Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service 10/10 Avvo Rating
Professional Associations and 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