Beth Cole

Beth Cole

BAR ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

AWARDS & HONORS

Arbitrator, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Current)
Alumni Judge in Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing and Research, and American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
Moot Court Judge, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society Competition at Widener University School of Law
Judge, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society Competition at Widener University School of Law
Judge, Penn Mock Trial, Quaker Classic Tournament
Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
Adjunct Professor, Legal Environment of Business, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey

ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice

EDUCATION

La Salle University, B.A. (1979)
Honors:

  • Deans List (four years)
  • President, St. Thomas Moore Law Society

Temple University School of Law, J.D. (1982)
Honor: 

  • Trial Advocacy Award of the Barristers' Society

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"It is the daily; it is the small; it is the cumulative injuries of little people that we are here to protect…If we are able to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice."

– Learned Hand, Address of the 75th anniversary celebration of the Legal Aid Society of New York, Feb. 16 , 1951.


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Beth Cole

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CONTACT

P: 215.557.0099
F: 215.557.0673
E: bcole@wcblegal.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Rights
Personal Injury & Premises Liability
Child & Student Abuse
Veterans Benefits
Environmental Toxic Tort
Consumer Protection
Alcoholic Beverage/Liquor License Liability (Dram Shop)
Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Beth Cole is a litigator specializing in personal injury,  auto accident cases, civil rights, dram shop, liquor liability cases, “lemon law” claims, consumer protection and  pharmaceutical litigation. She also has significant experience with — and interest in – veterans issues, including assisting those disabled due to Agent Orange exposure.


 “Not a lot of firms do civil rights work because it’s very difficult. Everyone deserves a voice, to be treated with respect, and to have the protection of the Constitution. 


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Ms. Cole has been recognized for her civil rights work. Cole and two Williams Cuker Berezofsky colleagues, Gerald Williams and Christopher Markos, were honored at a reception hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Prisoner Civil Rights Panel for their service to hundreds of prisoners injured as a result of unconstitutional conditions in the Philadelphia Prison System.

In presenting the award, The Honorable Judge M. Faith Angell noted that, between 2011 and 2014, these attorneys accepted judicial appointments to represent more than 900 former pro se plaintiffs and resolved the vast majority of the cases, with more than 500 resulting in individual settlements with the city and private medical providers.

 

ARTICLES, NEWS & EVENTS

Ms. Cole is an invited speaker for continuing legal education and professional events and has served as an adjunct professor at two institutions of higher education.

Select events as a panelist/presenter:

“Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE Program, 2015.

Program on Prison Conditions in conjunction with seminar on film documentary “Broken On All Sides,” Villanova University School of Law, 2012.

“Social Media and Discovery,” conference sponsored by Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, Widener University Law School, 2011.

Panelist, “The Uninsured Motorist,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1996.

 

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