The Decker Law Firm warmly welcomed a new attorney to the firm this month, Lindsey Cole. A Virginia Beach native, Cole is excited for the opportunity to work with this community-focused law firm. She stated, “it’s really nice to tell people you work here! Everybody knows the name, everybody knows the place, everybody knows that the attorneys that work here are connected and committed to their communities, and it’s really special to be a part of that.”
Cole brings years of experience as a defense attorney to the courtroom, bringing a new perspective that is sure to benefit every client she serves. “My years as a defense attorney have taught me to find weaknesses in people’s testimony, think creatively about strategy, and speak passionately in front of juries. I will bring this to the clients at The Decker Law Firm to ensure they build the strongest possible case with the best possible results.”
A graduate from Old Dominion University and Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL, Cole began her legal career as a Public Defender in Orlando. In this arena, she defended everything from misdemeanor traffic offenses to serious felonies. She is proud to have served the community in the courtroom, and considers the opportunity to defend people in criminal cases an important aspect of protecting people’s rights. “Major ideas in criminal law come from people of all walks of life and often start with can seem to be a minor case … And when the weight of the system is on one defendant, that’s when they need someone in their corner. That’s what I love about law, I can be in someone’s corner when they need it.”
Cole returned to Virginia Beach and spent eight years defending insurance companies in personal injury litigation where she tried numerous cases in the General District and Circuit Courts of all seven cities in Hampton Roads. She brings those years of behind-the-scenes knowledge to clients at The Decker Law Firm. She currently represents clients in the areas of personal injury, criminal, and traffic law.
Outside of the courtroom, Cole is an avid animal lover with two dogs – a husky named Zeek and a beagle named Kobe. She is also a beach enthusiast, and a regular dancer certified in Zumba training. “I love to walk my dogs at 47th Street during sunrises, I get to enjoy a nice little moment of Zen with my pets on the beach.”