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Katherine E. Cole - Shareholder

Katherine E. Cole


University of Tennessee, B.S., 1995
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude
  • Stetson Law Review
    • Managing Editor
  • Stetson Moot Court Honor Board

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Clearwater Bar Association
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Katherine E. Cole - Shareholder

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Katie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate Group. Her practice primarily involves representing real estate owners in the development of commercial projects and residential subdivisions throughout Pinellas & Pasco Counties. Katie serves clients from the firm’s Clearwater office.

She handles development issues for clients including land use plan amendments, zoning map amendments, planned developments, local government site plan approvals, drafting development agreements, negotiating resolutions for Code Enforcement cases, environmental permitting at the local and state level, as well as many other land use issues. Katie works closely with government staff to resolve complicated issues on behalf of her clients.

Active in the business community, Katie is the 2018 Chair for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the City of Clearwater Business Task Force. She is also a former member of the Charter Review Committees for both the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County.

In March 2017, Katie was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Morton Plant Mease Hospital. She served as the 2013 and 2018 Co-Chair of the Omelette Party Committee, a fundraising event for ARC of Tampa Bay, a Pinellas organization whose mission is to provide services and programs to developmentally challenged individuals and she and her husband continue their service on the committee.

Outside the office, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors and at the beach with her husband and two daughters. 


Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • St. Petersburg College
    • Board of Trustees (2017-2020)
    • Vice-Chair (2018)
  • Morton Plant Mease Hospital
    • Board of Directors (2017)
  • UPARC’s Omelette Party Committee (2009-present)
    • Co-Chair (2013)
  • Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Chair (2018) 
    • Chair-Elect (2017)
    • Executive Committee (2015-present)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County
    • Board of Directors (2007-2015)
      • Former President

Publications & Presentations

  • 2013 Florida Bar ELULS conference speaker regarding mitigation banking and clearing title encumbrances within the mitigation banking area.