J. Cole Davis is a member in the firm’s Panama City Beach office. He currently serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Panama City Beach and represents other local governments in a wide range of matters including the Bay County School Board, the City of Callaway, the City of Springfield, and the City of Mexico Beach.
In addition to his local government practice, Davis handles a wide variety of civil litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment disputes, local government disputes, workplace discrimination, wage and hour disputes, commercial business litigation, and workers' compensation defense.
Davis enjoys counseling clients to solve tough issues and enthusiastically litigates for them when necessary. He has represented employers in Florida’s federal district courts, state courts, First District Court of Appeals, and before numerous government agencies - including the DOL, EEOC, and FCHR. Additionally, he has represented employers in Divisional of Financial Services audits.
In 2018, Davis was appointed to the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for the 14th Judicial Circuit. He also serves as a member of the Operating Board of Alignment Bay and as a member of the Junior Leadership Bar Steering Committee.
Davis is a native of Panama City Beach, and after earning his Bachelor's degree from Florida State University, Cole spent two years with Bay District Schools as a third grade teacher. Cole went on to graduate from Florida State University's College of Law before returning home to begin his practice.