Get to Know Cole Douglas
A Proven Lawyer Proud to Serve Tacoma, WA

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Nicholas "Cole" Douglas is an attorney well-known for his passion, energy, and commitment to protecting his clients’ best interests. Cole prides himself on direct, honest communication and his ability to truly understand his clients’ needs. 

His practice focuses on the litigation and trial of complex personal injury cases involving wrongful death and sex abuse. These are high-stakes situations. People who come to him have an inspiring determination to achieve justice in their case. Cole strives at every step to match this desire with his trademark tenacity. 

After graduating from law school with honors, Cole began his legal career working for the Seattle/Tacoma-based law firm Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala. He ultimately left to open his own firm, Cochran Douglas, PLLC. Taking the risk to co-found his own practice has been incredibly rewarding since it allows Cole to set high personal standards for every aspect of his representation.

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Tacoma Places Its Trust in Cole


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My family and I are truly grateful for the hard work this team put in for my case. We highly recommend Cole and his entire team for your case. Ella's and Erin professionalism is beyond top-notch. You won't regret choosing them for your case. Thank you guys

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These guys went above and beyond for me and my case. I highly recommend Cole and Loren for your case. They over work themselves to make sure you get the best results for your case. Ella is simply amazing at communicating through emails and phone calls, keeping you up to date on you case. You won’t regret picking this firm!!!

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Mr. Douglas In His Own Words

Watch this short interview to learn about Cole’s journey from athletic star to leading lawyer. He also discusses foundational principles of his practice. 

Cole Is a Legal Leader

Cole received the first-ever legal internship position at Russell Investments 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.

Cole is 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. 

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Academic Prestige

Cole earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He was a three-sport athlete in undergrad, playing football, basketball, and throwing hammer. His busy athletic life did not deter him from 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 named to the academic Dean’s List and graduated cum laude. He also won a prestigious CALI Excellence for the Future Award by achieving the highest grade in his Client Counseling and Negotiation class.

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Our Attorney Truly Cares

Cole volunteers his time and services at the Housing Justice Project, providing legal help for low-income tenants facing homelessness. 
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Outside the Office


While away from work, Cole enjoys spending time with his beloved family and friends. He is both an avid snowboarder and hoops fan who is often seen perfecting his jump hook on the local basketball courts. On Sundays, his favorite athletic activity is sitting on the couch and cheering on the Seahawks. 



Our personal injury attorneys have collected numerous honors and belong to noted professional organizations, ensuring they stay current with the ever-changing legal landscape. Among our honors and professional affiliations:

  • WSAJ: Washington State Association for Justice
  • WSBA: Washington State Bar Association
  • KCBA: King County Bar Association
  • TPCBA: Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Request a free consultation with our practice by contacting us online or by calling (253) 472-7777. We can meet at a location and time convenient for you, including nights and weekends.


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