Jeffrey M. Cole

Jeffrey M. Cole

Brief Biography:

Jeffrey M. Cole is a Senior Partner at Plauché, Smith & Nieset, LLC practicing primarily in insurance defense and workers’ compensation defense litigation. He has been with the firm since March of 1980 and has participated in a wide variety of litigation, including products liability, trucking accidents, premises liability, automobile accident cases and business litigation. His principal areas of practice include personal injury defense and workers’ compensation defense matters. Cole is experienced in all types of litigation and its attendant discovery issues and motion practice.


Louisiana State University, Undergraduate degree , 1976

Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., 1979


Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Louisiana

Professional Associations:

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Director 2007 – 2008)

Louisiana State Bar Association (President – 2005)

Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation (President – 2013)

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee

Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Section: SWLA Bar Association (President – 2009)

Cole is a member of the Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd, and is involved in various community activities

Honors and Awards:

2006 Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding pro bono services to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully represented a local governmental body in construction defect suit
  • Obtained recovery of insurance proceeds for a local governmental body after Hurricane Rita
  • Defended local casino in P.P.O. claims
  • Has tried numerous jury trials involving trucking accidents, premises defects, and products liability

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