Twin Cities Medical Malpractice Lawyer

  • Contact Info & Practice Areas

    • Full Name: Phillip A. Cole
    • Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Email:
    • Phone: 612.336.9340
    • Fax: 612.339.8064
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    • Class Actions
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice
    • Medical Malpractice
  • Profile

    Phil Cole has extensive litigation experience in handling personal injury cases, commercial disputes, business torts, class actions, medical malpractice claims, and the defense of all types of claims brought against lawyers. Mr. Cole is a frequent lecturer and is a published author in the areas of trial strategies and professional liability subjects. Mr. Cole is a board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    He is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. He is included on the civil neutrals rosters for both facilitative/hybrid and adjudicative/evaluative panels. Mr. Cole was selected as the Minneapolis Best Lawyers Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2011 and as the Legal Malpractice Lawyer-Defendants of the Year for 2014. Cole, a member of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, is certified as a specialist in the litigation of both legal and medical professional liability claims (this national organization is not accredited by the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification).

    He is also recognized in the International Who’s Who, Who’s Who in American Law, the National Registry of Who’s Who, and as one of The Best Lawyers in America by U.S. World & News Report. He is on the list of the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers and is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Bar Admissions

    • Minnesota, 1968
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 1968
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1968
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
  • Published Works

    • Legal Profession at the Crossroads, Bench & Bar, September, 1999
  • Classes or Lectures

    • Dealing with Complex Litigation, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education
  • Memberships

    • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
    • Leaders Forum Member of American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
    • International Who's Who
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association