Law Offices Cole & Loeterman


Dana M. Cole is an experienced trial lawyer in Century City, where he has practiced law for 35 years emphasizing state and federal criminal defense cases, including narcotics cases, significant personal injury matters and contentious business disputes. He has tried over 140 jury trials in California state courts and federal courts throughout the country, including drug conspiracies, murder cases and serious sex offenses. In 2003, Mr. Cole obtained a dismissal of the co-defendant in the Robert Blake murder case and recently in the Michael Lohan domestic violence case.

Mr. Cole is a noted expert legal commentator quoted in newspapers throughout the country and national magazine articles. For the past ten years, he has served as a legal analyst for ABC NEWS and regularly appears on ABC’s Good Morning America, World New Tonight, Nightline and KABC. He has made numerous other television appearances, NBC’s TODAY Show, COURT TV, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, commenting on high profile criminal cases, including extensive coverage for ABC on the Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Kobe Bryant, Martha Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Scott Peterson trials.

Mr. Cole is a graduate of UC Berkeley (’76) and UC Hastings College of Law (’79). He served as twice president of the Hastings Alumni Association (SoCal division) and is currently a member of the Hastings Board of Governors.

Mr. Cole is married to a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge.

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Nancy Cole Loeterman is a personal injury attorney with Cole & Loeterman.

Nancy has successfully represented over a thousand injured clients in personal injury matters. Her cases have involved vehicle accidents (automobile, motorcycle, bus, bicycle, truck, pedestrian), wrongful death, boating accidents, elevator accidents, dog bites, beauty salons, premises liability (trip, slip, falls), products liability, and sexual harassment. A tenacious advocate, she personally handles all aspects of the litigation and case resolution processes to maximize clients' recoveries.

Ms. Loeterman is a graduate of University of California at Davis and Loyola Law School.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ms. Loeterman is a founding board member of the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation. She is a longstanding member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and of ProVisors.

Ms. Loeterman is married to an attorney mediator.