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Karen K. Cole

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Danielle Hoffman

Email:

dhoffman@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free:

(800) 264-2622

Phone:

(904) 345-5842

 

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Karen K. Cole
Mediator

Contact

Location:

EverBank Building, Suite 1414, 301 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone:

(904) 345-5842

Direct:

(800) 264-2622

Email:

kcole@uww-adr.com

About

Karen K. Cole has always been solution oriented. Early in her 27-year tenure as a judge for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, she brought legal, education and municipal leaders together to look at ways to address illiteracy and juvenile delinquency. The delegation visited Pueblo, Colo., and San Diego, Calif., to observe successful juvenile literacy initiatives. The effort inspired a documentary, “Reading Minds,” that won a prestigious Peabody Award. The unique community collaboration was but one example of Karen’s ability to bring people together to solve problems.

The “opportunity to apply legal and equitable concepts to the art of judicial decision-making” drew her from her successful private practice to the bench. Now, as a full-time dispute resolution professional, she devotes herself to helping parties make the best possible decisions for themselves.

Professional Education & Qualifications

  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law
  • B.A. (psychology), Jacksonville University
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell while in the practice of law
  • During 12 years of civil law practice before becoming a judge, tried 19 civil jury trials as sole or lead counsel

Select Honors & Recognitions

  • President, Jacksonville Bar Association, 1992-93
  • American Inns of Court:
    • President, Chester Bedell American Inn of Court chapter (litigation Inn)
    • President, Florida Family Law American Inn of Court chapter
  • Lawyer of the Year, Jacksonville Bar Association, 2004
  • EVE Award in Employment, The Florida Times-Union, 2001
  • Outstanding Jurist of the Year Award, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, 2012
  • The Fran Peacock Coker 2012 FLABOTA Community Service Award (statewide)

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Jacksonville Women’s Network, Legal Classification
  • D.W. Perkins Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

Mediation Expertise

General civil litigation, including:

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Negligence
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • FELA Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice