BRETT A. COLE was born and raised in Upper East Tennessee. He grew up on his family’s small farm located in the Stoney Creek community of Carter County. His great-grandfather purchased that farm in 1919 and, today, Brett and his family call that farm their home. At an early age, Brett’s parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and a desire to help others. Brett uses his life experiences to relate to his clients and to understand their needs, desires, and concerns.

Brett graduated from Unaka High School in 1995. After high school, Brett attended East Tennessee State University. In 1999, he graduated from ETSU, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science. After college, Brett attended the University of Tennessee College of Law. In 2002, he graduated from law school, summa cum laude. During law school, he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Following law school, Brett worked at a large law firm in the area for approximately three years. During this time, Brett gained valuable experience as an attorney. In 2006, Brett relocated his practice to Johnson City and worked in a small law firm with another attorney for several years. During this time, Brett began focusing his practice on estate planning, estate administration, and trust administration as well as the representation of small local businesses. Following his partner’s retirement in 2017, Brett has worked as a solo practitioner. Recently, Brett relocated his practice to a larger office in order to accommodate more staff and to better support his clients.

Brett and his wife, Rachel, live with their three children in Carter County. They attend Calvary Baptist Church in Elizabethton. If Brett is not at work, then he is usually attending one of his children’s sporting events or other activities. If Brett has any free time, he enjoys spending it working outside and traveling.