norman cole

Norman Cole, Partner

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Law Practice
Norman joined Sather, Byerly & Holloway, LLP in 2005, and became a partner in 2012. He defends claims under the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Act and the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Norman was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1974. He was a Deputy District Attorney and then Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clatsop County before joining SAIF Corporation in 1979 as a Trial Counsel and Special Assistant Attorney General. In 1983, Norman also began defending claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. He later became SAIF’s legal division pulmonary and asbestos disease claim specialist.

Law Practice (continued…)

Norman was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1974. He was a Deputy District Attorney and then Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clatsop County before joining SAIF Corporation in 1979 as a Trial Counsel and Special Assistant Attorney General. In 1983, Norman also began defending claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. He later became SAIF’s legal division pulmonary and asbestos disease claim specialist.

Professional Activities

Member of the Oregon State Bar; United States District Court, District of Oregon; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and chair elect of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Norm has been a featured speaker on workers’ compensation topics at seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute and Northwest Longshore Administrators’ Association, among other organizations. He writes a quarterly Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act case law review for the Northwest Longshore Administrators’ Association.

Education
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D. (1974); Claremont Men’s College (now known as Claremont McKenna College), B.A., magna cum laude (1971); Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon (1967).

Charitable & Civic Activities

Volunteer activities performed through Havurah Shalom, Portland, 2000 – present.

Background

Born in Portland, Oregon. Married with two grown children.

Something you may not know about Norm

Favorite restaurant in Portland? Genoa

Favorite Oregon/Washington getaway place? Manzanita beach

Something people don’t know about you: Was in amateur theater in Astoria after law school

Most memorable adventure: Sailing a 21 foot sailboat from Cascade Locks to Hood River in very heavy wind (whitecaps on the water)