Kevin W. Cole

Kevin W. Cole


Kevin Cole represents a range of clients in matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, insurance, agriculture (crop damage), intentional torts (malicious prosecution, false arrest and outrage), dram shop (where alcoholic beverages are sold), motor vehicles (auto and tractor trailer), construction, and other commercial claims. 

Kevin serves as Arkansas counsel for several national clients in the hospitality, restaurant and food service industry as well as a number of clients in the automotive industry. Additionally, he maintains an active practice in toxic tort and product liability litigation, serving as counsel to manufacturers, retailers, and premises owners with regard to asbestos exposure, manufacturing defect, product design, and warranty litigation.

Due to his extensive litigation experience on behalf of the firm's insurance industry clients, Kevin devotes a portion of his practice to coverage-related issues and disputes involving comprehensive general liability, errors and omissions, surety, automobile liability, garage liability, homeowner's and surplus lines coverages.


Kevin is a native of Russellville, Arkansas, and a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law and has practiced with the attorneys of Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC since receiving his degree. 

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Defense

Product Liability

Premises Liability


Toxic Tort


Consumer Law

Bar Admissions

Arkansas, 1993

U.S. District Court Eastern District
of Arkansas, 1993

U.S. District Court Western District
of Arkansas, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit,


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Leflar Law Center
J.D., 1993

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville
B.A., History/Political Science, 1990


Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Craighead County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel

International Association of Defense Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly

Legal Aid of Arkansas

Honors & Awards

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Outstanding Volunteer Attorney, 2003