Vero Beach, FL 772-231-4440

Melbourne, FL 321-984-2700

Coral Gables, FL 305-443-5020

J. Cole Oliver

Member and Co-Chair of Commercial Real Estate Department and Chair of Commercial Litigation Department

Cole Oliver concentrates his practice in real estate and transactional matters, including land use and zoning matters, purchase and sale contracts, real estate closings, and secure real estate transactions.  

Cole graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University, and Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review.  Cole began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John Antoon, II, United States District Court Middle District of Florida and has remained an active member of the Florida Bar since 2007.

Due to a strong belief in local community engagement, Cole has served as a Director in a number of community and philanthropic organizations and boards, including the Brevard Zoo, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, and Cypress Bank & Trust.  Additionally, Cole has been appointed to serve as a Governing Board Member of the St. Johns River Water Management District as well as twice being selected to serve on the Brevard County Charter Review Commission.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Associations

  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member of Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, 2011-present

Education

  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., 2001
  • Louisiana State University, M.B.A., 2003
  • University of Florida, Magna Cum Laude, J.D., 2007

Community Involvement

  • Brevard Zoo (2012-2020) – Chairman of the Board (2016-2018)
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy – (2018-present) –Executive Board/Treasurer
  • St. Johns River Water Management Board – (2020-present)
  • Brevard County Charter Review Commission – (2015 & 2021
  • Cypress Bank & Trust – Board of Directors Member

Bridging a Tradition of Excellence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., 2001
  • Louisiana State University, M.B.A., 2003
  • University of Florida, Magna Cum Laude, J.D., 2007

Professional Associations

  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member of Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, 2011-present

Community Involvement

  • Brevard Zoo, Board Member, Governance Chair, 2012-2016
  • Brevard Zoo, Vice President, 2016
  • Brevard County Charter Review Commission