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The Roots of Success

Cobb Cole's roots wind through more than eight decades, beginning in 1925 when William M. Cobb first opened his law office in Daytona Beach.

This office provided rich soil for growth that found fertile opportunity when Mr. Cobb's son, Thomas, joined his father in practice 14 years later. The younger Cobb took the reins after his father passed, practicing solo until 1950 when he met a new graduate of Duke Law, Warren Cole.

A Unique Vision

Cobb and Cole shared a unique vision to provide effective legal services in a variety of practice areas all in one place. They felt a strong passion for and commitment to their growing community and felt the need to provide services that could adequately fulfill the needs of its residents. Mr. Cobb summarized this intent in a Daytona Beach News-Journal interview in 1980.

"I made a conscious decision then to build a law firm that could adequately serve the needs of a growing community. And this has been my aim throughout the more than 30 years since I first saw the need to build a firm that would have within it lawyers who were capable in the various areas of practice we encounter in this community."

Together they founded Cobb Cole, a firm that flourished over the next six decades through selective recruitment of both seasoned and promising new attorneys, culminating in its designation as the largest law firm in Central Florida's East Coast.

The community has recognized Thomas Cobb's success in building this law firm. When the Civic League of the Halifax Area presented Mr. Cobb its highest award for distinguished community service, it praised Mr. Cobb, not only as a civic leader whose "innate decency and integrity [make him] the natural ally of all that is good and constructive," but also as a law firm leader who "attracted a fine group of men and women to this town to practice law with him."