JONATHAN B. COLE
Jonathan B. Cole has been a member of Nemecek & Cole since its formation in 1984 and is the managing partner of the firm.
Jon is one of the preeminent professional liability defense attorneys in the State of California, having experience in complex litigation since 1977. His clients include some of the most prestigious and established law firms, attorneys, insurance companies and businesses in Los Angeles County and the nation. Jon has handled more than 100 appeals and writs in California and, in 2005, argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of his former client and long-time acquaintance, the late Johnnie Cochran, in a high profile First Amendment rights case that was the subject of much print media and public interest.
Jon has transformed Nemecek & Cole from a two attorney boutique to an over twenty attorney law firm that is recognized as one of Southern California's preeminent professional liability and business litigation defense firms handling litigation statewide from its Encino office. As a result of Jon's efforts, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal has consistently ranked Nemecek & Cole among the top 25 largest law firms in the San Fernando Valley.
Jon is a Certified Specialist, Legal Malpractice Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
B.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado, 1973
J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 1976 with honors
Jon Cole established the Doug Newell Scholarship fund in honor of his law school contracts professor/mentor.
Southern California Defense Counsel, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Professional Liability Underwriters Society, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Board of Visitors-Lewis & Clark Law School.
California State Bar, United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, United States District Court - Colorado, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court.
Named by his peers as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2016; San Fernando Valley Journal "Top 25 Lawyers in the San Fernando Valley," 2007; Los Angeles Magazine "Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California," February 2011, 2012 and 2016; Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.
Jon is married with three children. He is an avid water ski racer and mountain biker. Jon is a seven time National Water Ski Racing champion; 1996 Catalina Water Ski Race record holder for men over 45; Australia Bridge to Bridge water ski race record holder for men over 50.