CADE R. COLE was born in Lake Charles, LA and grew up in DeQuincy, LA. He is a graduate of Tulane University (B. A.) and Tulane School of Law (J. D. and Civil Law Certificate). He graduated from law school with highest honors in Obligations II (Louisiana Contracts), Federal Taxation, and Energy and Public Utility law. During law school he spent summers as a Judicial Intern to Federal Judge Patricia H. Minaldi and worked in the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.
Mr. Cole was a Law Clerk to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll of the Louisiana Supreme Court before entering private practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is admitted to the bar in Louisiana and Florida, and to the bar of the U. S. District Court for Western Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Appellate Practice and Civil Litigation, Governmental Law, Federal Tax Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate, Special Needs Trusts, and Business Transactions.
Mr. Cole is a leader in the field of redistricting, reapportionment and federal voting rights preclearance, and has represented the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, City of DeQuincy, City of Sulphur, and Calcasieu Parish School Board in these matters.
He serves as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the 38th Judicial District (Cameron Parish), and as Magistrate Judge of the DeQuincy City Court.
Cole has served as Vice-President of Calcasieu Parish Gravity Drainage District No. 6 for over ten years. He is also a former member of the Louisiana State Serve Commission, having been appointed by Governor Mike Foster. He and his wife, Rebekah, have one son.