P. Michael Cole
Background and Experience
Mike Cole has a diverse litigation practice, and has handled numerous trials in state and federal courts, both jury trials and bench trials.
Mike has been selected for inclusion in “Alabama Super Lawyers” each year since 2005. Mike has also been selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" each year since 2006 in three separate practice areas, namely, governmental relations, healthcare and administrative/regulatory. Mike is AV Preeminent rated (highest rating possible for legal ability and ethical standards) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mike was born and raised in Athens, Alabama and has continued to practice law at the same location for thirty-nine years. Mike represents individuals and businesses in corporate, commercial, labor and employment, regulatory and civil matters.
Mike serves as an Administrative Law Judge for the State Health and Planning Development Agency and a Hearing Officer for the Alabama State Department of Education.
Mike is Of Counsel with Wilmer & Lee, P.A.
Civil Practice; Corporate Law; Health Care; Criminal Defense; Employment Law
1978, Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1978; New York University, LL.M., Labor Law, 1979
University of Alabama, B.A., 1975
Limestone County (President, 1982-1983), Alabama State Bar, and American Bar Association
Delta Theta Phi (President, 1977-1978 and Recipient of Outstanding Senior Award, 1978). Author: “Misrepresentation in Union Election Campaigns- What is the N.L.R.B.’s Rule: Hollywood Ceramics or Shopping Kart?” The Alabama Lawyer, July, 1979; “Public Employee Strikes- The Law and Possible Alternatives,” Cumberland Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1980-1981. Municipal Court Judge, City of Athens, 1980. Administrative Law Judge, Alabama State Health Planning and Development Agency, 1998-. Faculty: Labor Law, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1979-1983; Athens State College, 1980-1983. (Resident, Athens Office)
Selected to The Best Lawyers in America in three separate practice areas namely Governmental Relations Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law and Healthcare Law; Selected to Alabama Super Lawyers; RATED AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Rated by: Super Lawyers (P. Michael Cole)