Martin Cole is the former Director of the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. He was employed in the lawyer disciplinary system for over thirty years and was Director for almost ten years.
He is an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was an editor of the Minnesota Law Review.
In addition to personally prosecuting hundreds of public discipline matters and providing over five thousand telephone advisory opinions over the years, Marty was a director at large of the National Client Protection Organization, chair of the MSBA Public Lawyers Section Ethics Committee and a member of the ABA’s Advisory Commission on Lawyers’ Funds for Client Protection. He was a frequent CLE speaker and author in the areas of professional responsibility and law client protection.
He now limits his practice to consulting with individuals and law firms on professional responsibility issues. He also teaches professional responsibility to the next generation of lawyers at the University of Minnesota Law School and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.