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Charles D. Cole Jr.

Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, PC

New York, NY, USA


Charles Dewey Cole, Jr. practices with the New York City firm of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, P.C. and the New Jersey firm of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris.  He received his A.B. from Columbia College, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, his M.L.I.S. from The University of Texas at Austin, an LL.M from New York University School of Law, an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from The James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, and an LL.M. in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Law School, The Nottingham Trent University.  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Texas, the District of Columbia, and England and Wales (Solicitor). He has been awarded the Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) Qualification by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mr. Cole’s practice focuses on the trial and appeal of civil actions with an emphasis on personal-injury, wrongful-death, and commercial litigation.  He has participated in over thirty appeals in the United States courts of appeals.  During law school, Mr. Cole served as a member and as research editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  After being graduated, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Joe J. Fisher of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and later served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He has published several articles, one of which is Charging the Jury on Damages in Personal-Injury Cases: How New York Can Benefit from the English Practice, has authored numerous book reviews, and has contributed to the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth editions of Black’s Law Dictionary and many other publications.

Mr. Cole is an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches Persuasion and Advocacy and in the NITA Deposition Skills Program.  He also lectures on persuasive legal-writing for Practising Law Institute, has spoken on effective legal-writing at St. John’s University School of Law, and has taught advocacy to English solicitors a the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates’ training programs.  He taught in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington and in the trial-advocacy program at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. He also has taught in trial-advocacy programs offered by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has lectured on federal practice and federal-appellate practice at the New York County Lawyers’ Association and on federal-appellate practice for the New York State Bar Association.  Mr. Cole is a member of various state, local, and specialized bar associations, law-library organizations, legal-writing groups, and legal-history societies.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and on the Multi Party Actions Reference Group of The Law Society.

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