Jonathan Cole - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jonathan Cole

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 615-726-7335

Jonathan Cole, shareholder in the Nashville office, concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation. He focuses his practice on civil trial work, representing clients on all levels of state and federal court and administrative procedures. Mr. Cole has significant experience representing national financial institutions and businesses in a wide variety of cases, including, lender liability/consumer financial litigation, contract dispute, bad faith/fraud and creditors rights. In addition to his business litigation practice, Mr. Cole has extensive experience in safety and health, products liability, and personal injury/wrongful death.

To complement his practice, Mr. Cole is committed to the legal profession and his community. Among his current activities, Mr. Cole founded and currently serves as the Chair of Baker Donelson’s award winning Pro Bono program, was recently elected President of the Nashville Bar Association, serves as a director of both the American Bar Foundation and the American Bar Endowment, was recently awarded the Young Leader of the Year Award by the Young Leaders Council, 2008 NELA (Nashville Emerging Leader Award), serves on the board of the Young Leaders Council and was selected to Leadership Nashville's Class of 2010.

Georgetown UniversityUniversity of TennesseeJ.D. 1994
Nashville Bar Association Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations American Bar Endowment American Bar Foundation

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Negotiated favorable settlement of predatory lending claim against national mortgage lender, including defeating seven motions for sanctions
  • Won trial on usury claim for national mortgage lender
  • Won OSHA trial on willful citation for manufacturer whose employee had lost his leg
  • Prosecutes and defends multi-million dollar breach of contract actions in state and federal courts
  • Represents national railroad carrier in breach of contract, adverse possession, and private right of eminent domain claims in Tennessee
  • Defended out-of-state landowner in state regulatory enforcement in Chancery Court, had sanctions previously imposed against client lifted, and prevailed in having State of Tennessee pay itself to bring property into compliance


Office Location

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation