Mr. Cole is a leading personal injury attorney in North Carolina and holds an AV rating, the highest possible, from Martindale-Hubbell. He is repeatedly selected for North Carolina “Super Lawyers” in personal injury practice. Graduating from King College in 1994 and Wake Forest University School of Law in 1997, he immediately began practicing law and trying cases for a leading insurance-defense firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2000, Sean changed sides to exclusively represent injured people against insurance companies. He handles cases across North Carolina, representing individuals from all over the United States, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Europe.
In over 23 years of practice, Sean has handled thousands of personal injury claims, and is a Lifetime Member of both the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollars Advocates Forums. He tries jury trials throughout North Carolina and is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education. He was editor-in-chief for five editions of the North Carolina Manual of Complaints, also serving as author of its chapter on automobile collisions. Sean was chosen three straight years for the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society for giving back to his community.
Sean started his own firm after working for various other large firms throughout North Carolina. His practice covers the full spectrum of personal injury law, including claims for catastrophic injury, wrongful death, brain injuries, automobile collisions, animal attacks, trucking collisions, slip-and-fall injuries, workplace injuries, and more.
In late 2020, Mr. Cole joined the Schuerger Law Group to provide enhanced services to a broad array of clients. He handles the firm’s personal injury practice in North Carolina.
King College, BA in History, cum laude with Honors in Independent Study, 1994
Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, Order of Barristers, Moot Court Award, 1997
Beason & Ellis, Mediation Certification Program, 2010