Kenneth G. Cole

Kenneth G. Cole

Location:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-212-5921
Fax:
405-232-4140
Email:

Kenneth G. Cole is married with two children. Mr. Cole received a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1986 from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Mr. Cole was licensed to practice in Oklahoma in 1986 and worked as a trial lawyer for several of the premier plaintiff litigation firms in Oklahoma City. Mr. Cole joined the Mansell & Engel firm in 2005.

Mr. Cole is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Association for Justice (OAJ, formerly known as the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association). He has served as the Vice-President of OAJ (2010-2011) and as Chairman of the Legislation Committee (1996-97). He is currently the Chairman of OAJ's Amicus Curiae Committee (2003 - present) as well as the Chairman of OAJ's Information/Plank Committee (2011-present). He has served on OAJ's Executive Committee (2010-2011); OAJ's Board of Directors (1997-98, 2006-present); and OAJ's Advisory Board (1998-99, 2005-2006). He is the recipient of OAJ's Workhorse Award (2004 - 2005), as well as the Tomy D. Frazier Award (2009). Mr. Cole was OAJ's Member of the Year in 2009. In connection with his OAJ activities, Mr. Cole spends a considerable amount of time drafting, reviewing and revising legislation proposed at the Oklahoma State Capitol, particularly legislation pertaining to insurance issues and the civil justice system.

Obviously, Mr. Cole is recognized as a preeminent legal scholar and writer among his trial lawyer peers. He has been consistently voted as such for over 20 years by his peers achieving the highest possible ranking - AV Preeminent - in Martindale Hubbell - the recognized ranking authority in the legal profession. Mr. Cole has generated educational publications and spoke at educational programs and legal seminars on issues of insurance law and litigation for the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, The Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Oklahoma Association for Justice. Mr. Cole is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma state, federal and appellate courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance
  • Bad Faith Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1988

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma
    • B.A. cum laude - 1983

Classes/Seminars

  • Insurance law and litigation, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
  • Insurance law and litigation, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Insurance law and litigation, Oklahoma Association for Justice

Honors and Awards

  • OAJ's Workhorse Award, 2004 - 2005
  • omy D. Frazier Award
  • OAJ's Member of the Year
  • AV Preeminent – in Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1986 - Present
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Legislation Committee Chair, 1996 - 1997
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee Chair, 2004 - Present
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1997 - 1998
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Advisory Board, 1998 - 1999
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association, Advisory Board, 2004 - 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • Abel, Murser, et al, Attorney, 1986 - 1998

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon