Ryan G. Cole

I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.

- Winston Churchill, Former British Prime Minister

Successfully completed the settlement of dissenting shareholder right’s claim.

Obtained numerous summary judgments for clients based on waiver clauses in usage agreements.

Negotiated a teaming agreement on behalf of a small business with an international manufacturing corporation.

Obtained summary dismissal of a bankruptcy case for fraud by the debtor and an award of attorney fees.

Obtained numerous summary judgments or dismissals of product liability claims.

Represented national construction company in construction defect and premises liability claims.

Represented small businesses in contract preparation and analysis and with employment issues.

Assists health care clients with responses to Medicare ZPEC and RAC audits, prepayment review, and appeals of payment determinations.

Obtained summary judgment for a client on course and scope and negligent undertaking claims brought by prominent plaintiff’s attorney.

Obtained summary judgment and award of actual and statutory damages for client in contract/fraud case pending in Oklahoma.

Successfully defeated a motion for new trial for an insurance client in Jefferson County.

Successfully set aside a wrongly granted $2 million default judgment.

Successfully set aside a wrongly granted $2.2 million default judgment.

Obtained dismissal of lawsuit by two party plaintiffs following completion of one plaintiff's deposition.

Obtained order compelling appraisal in insurance dispute after lawsuit was filed.

Education
J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law, 1997
Order of the Curule Chair

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1994

Admissions
State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Oklahoma

United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma

10th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court
 
Associations
Collin County Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court

OU Club of Dallas

Speaking Engagements, Authored Works & Presentations

“Legal Ethics in the Information Age” – James A Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas, 2016, 2017, 2018

“Ethics and Use of Technology” – Advanced Civil Trial 2014, San Antonio 

“Worth the Paper They’re Written On,” January 2016 Texas Bar Journal

“What Small Businesses Need to Know about Contracts, Operation Breakthrough: Break Through the Barriers and Position Yourself in Federal Government Contracting —A Small Business Perspective!” – April 2010, Austin and Houston; October 2009 in Dallas

Reported Cases
Examination Management Services, Inc. v Kersh Wellness, 367 S.W. 3d 835 (Tex.App. – Dallas 2012)

In re Guideone Mutual Insurance Company, 10-16-00404-cv (May 3, 2017)
21st Mortgage Corp. v. Moore, 11-17-00167-cv (January 10, 2019)

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