"Pennsylvania Lawyer Beth Cole

Beth G. Cole




Beth Cole is a litigator specializing in personal injury,  auto accident cases, civil rights, dram shop, liquor liability cases, “lemon law” claims, consumer protection and  pharmaceutical litigation. She also has significant experience with — and interest in – veterans issues, including assisting those disabled due to Agent Orange exposure.

 “Not a lot of firms do civil rights work because it’s very difficult. Everyone deserves a voice, to be treated with respect, and to have the protection of the Constitution. “

Ms. Cole has been recognized for her civil rights work. Cole and two Williams Cedar colleagues, Gerald Williams and Christopher Markos, were honored at a reception hosted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Prisoner Civil Rights Panel for their service to hundreds of prisoners injured as a result of unconstitutional conditions in the Philadelphia Prison System.

In presenting the award, The Honorable Judge M. Faith Angell noted that, between 2011 and 2014, these attorneys accepted judicial appointments to represent more than 900 former pro se plaintiffs and resolved the vast majority of the cases, with more than 500 resulting in individual settlements with the city and private medical providers.


Ms. Cole is an invited speaker for continuing legal education and professional events and has served as an adjunct professor at two institutions of higher education.

Select events as a panelist/presenter:

  • “Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE Program, 2015.
  • Program on Prison Conditions in conjunction with seminar on film documentary “Broken On All Sides,” Villanova University School of Law, 2012.
  • “Social Media and Discovery,” conference sponsored by Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, Widener University Law School, 2011.
  • Panelist, “The Uninsured Motorist,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1996.

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