OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scott Cole & Associates is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Van Note as a shareholder of the firm and has changed its name to Cole & Van Note.
“For nearly 30 years, our firm has been a practice centralized under my guidance. We have finally come across an attorney and leader who offers a synergy worthy of changing that structure. Laura is unquestionably an outstanding lawyer–bringing a particular blend of litigation and law firm management that will energize this firm for years to come,” says Scott Cole, the firm’s founder and principal.
Laura joined the firm in early 2019 as an associate and quickly made an impact on the direction of the firm. Throughout a tumultuous 2020, Laura provided invaluable guidance to her clients and successfully advocated for them in a time of heightened vulnerability for low-wage workers.
“I am excited to take on this new role with the firm and continue our work advocating for the rights of workers and consumers against the biggest companies in the world,” said Ms. Van Note. “Being a voice for people who have been taken advantage of and empowering them to speak for themselves is deeply important and I look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients.”
Ms. Van Note possesses a broad range of litigation experience handling matters related to labor and employment, product liability, premises liability, personal injury and civil rights matters. She has extensive courtroom experience and her clients benefit from her varied background representing plaintiffs and defendants.
Ms. Van Note is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, where she was the Captain of the National Trial Advocacy Team, President of the American Constitutional Society and Teaching Assistant to the Director of Advocacy (Dean’s List and Order of the Barrister). In her spare time, Ms. Van Note volunteers as a judge for the University of California, Berkeley trial advocacy competitions. She is a member of the California, Missouri and Kansas State bars and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts in California, Missouri and Kansas.
ABOUT COLE & VAN NOTE
Tracing its roots back to 1992, the firm has litigated countless matters against businesses of all types, and in nearly every industry imaginable. It engages in California-based and nationwide litigation as a well-known and widely respected member of the country’s legal community. For decades, the firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for countless workers and consumers, has been involved in record-setting resolutions and corrected countless unlawful practices. www.colevannote.com