Cole was born on Vancouver Island and completed his undergraduate degree (with distinction) at the University of Alberta.
Cole attended law school at the University of Victoria, where he graduated with strong grades, including receiving an award for academic excellence in Family Law. During law school, Cole completed co-op work terms with the Ministry of Children and Family Services, the BC Government and Services Employees Union, and a highly regarded boutique family law firm in Victoria.
Cole himself has had personal experience with divorce, and thus understands the stress and strain that accompanies family breakdown and restructuring. Cole believes litigation should be a last resort in resolving family law disputes and, as such, he endeavours to resolve legal problems with consensual dispute resolution processes. However, Cole understands that there are situations which require court intervention in order to meet his client’s needs and protect their interests. Cole also enjoys providing client’s with unbundled legal services and legal coaching – empowering clients and providing them with the tools, resources, and confidence to navigate their own family law issues.
Outside the practice of law, Cole enjoys spending time with his partner, his teenage children, and his parents who themselves live in the Fraser Valley.