Commander David Cole, USCG (ret), Consultant in Maritime and Admiralty
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David E. Cole provides maritime and admiralty consulting and expert services to the legal and insurance industries nationwide. He has continually provided these services since 1989. His services include the following: litigation support, navigation analysis, vessel inspections, collision analysis, deposition appearances, research, reports, agency liaison, trial appearances, standards and regulations. His 20 years service as a US Coast Guard Officer, retiring as a Commander, enables him to thoroughly analyze maritime matters.


Mr. Cole's work focuses on personal injury & death, collisions & allisions, groundings & determination of navigable waters, and permitting & bridges. He is also knowledgeable on the Jones Act, navigation & seamanship, vessel access & regulatory analysis, vessel operation & manning, and general maritime safety.

David Cole has experience in all types of vessels: recreational boats, personal watercraft, towing vessels, tug boats, charter vessels, tank ships, passenger & cargo vessels, barges & fishing vessels and crew & supply boats.