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John Cooper

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
  • Personal Injury
  • North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
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John Cooper is a hard worker and fights for every client with the same amount of passion.
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Biography

John M. Cooper is one of the founding partners at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers and a veteran of Virginia personal injury law practice. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach by parents who practiced law. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988, John returned home to work for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, which launched his passion for and career in personal injury law.

For over 30 years, John has worked closely with injured victims and their families and knows the long-term and devastating consequences that auto accidents, railroad accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful deaths can have. John also understands that catastrophic cases are complex and require extensive time, skill, and resources to properly litigate in court. This knowledge and experience has helped him to become a highly effective, results-oriented litigation attorney who has won millions and millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

In 2020, John and his team obtained the largest reported recovery in Virginia that year, $6.5 Million, for a single car accident plaintiff who become quadriplegic after his accident. John’s other recent results include a $5.8 Million settlement for a traumatic brain injury victim and a $4,725,000 settlement for an auto accident victim who suffered vision impairment and multiple fractures.

John’s strong record has earned him numerous honors, including a Top Lawyer designation by Coastal Virginia Magazine, a VA “Super Lawyer” designation, and an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his reputation in the practice of law. He is also rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo and is ranked among the top 100 trial lawyers in Virginia. John served for a decade on the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors and served as Chair of the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice from 2011 to 2017.

Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Virginia
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West Virginia
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
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Managing Partner in charge of injury and accident litigation, specializing in catastrophic cases such as wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries and railroad disasters. Focuses in FELA (railroad worker injuries), tractor trailer wrecks, and motorcycle crashes.
Partner
Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, P.C.
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Partner handling exclusively plaintiff's personal injury work in firm concentrating in F.E.L.A. cases; emphasis in railroad injury law, as well as automobile, products liability, and medical malpractice injury practice; strong trial experience, particularly multi-state litigation.
Personal Injury Attorney
Kalfus & Nachman, P.C.
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Personal injury attorney in high volume plaintiff practice; responsible for large set of automobile, premises liability and medical malpractice cases.
Senior Litigation Associate
Croshaw, Beale, Hauser & Lewis, P.C.
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emphasizing plaintiff's personal injury practice with substantial courtroom experience in medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, and criminal law.
Law clerk
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Divsion
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Law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith (currently senior federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division), drafting memoranda, opinions, and orders in civil and criminal cases
Education
University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1985) | Anthropology
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa (academic honor society)
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Awards
Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Lawyers of Distinction - Personal Injury Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Client Champion - Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
CoVa Biz Magazine
CoVa BIZ’s Top Lawyers peer-to-peer survey conducts polls in the legal field to identify the attorneys who exemplify excellence in their various fields. Cova Biz lists the top rated legal professionals in the Coastal Virginia area.
Super Lawyer
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Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2013, 2015 - 2020 Listed among VA Super Lawyers for personal injury law since 2010 (only 5% of lawyers get this listing)
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Top AV rating since 2004 by the Martindale-Hubbell attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Leaders in the Law
Virginia Lawyers Weekly
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
The National Trail Lawyers
Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
CoVa Biz Magazine
CoVa BIZ’s Top Lawyers peer-to-peer survey conducts polls in the legal field to identify the attorneys who exemplify excellence in their various fields. Cova Biz lists the top rated legal professionals in the Coastal Virginia area.
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Ranked Superb 10 out of 10
Avvo
Ranked 10 of 10 (superb) by AVVO, a national lawyer assessment service
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Recognized by CoVa Magazine for Personal Injury and Legacy.
Professional Associations
Leaders Forum
Member
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
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Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Activities: Board of Governors
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American Association for Justice
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Brain Injury Association of Virginia
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Traumatic Brain Injury Toolkit: Everything a Client Needs to Know After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents & Injuries- Fourth Edition
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents
Speaking Engagements
Mini Med School for Attorneys, Online
National Business Institute
Legal cases involving medical issues require a strong grasp of how the body functions, how injuries impede those functions and what the prognoses and treatments look like. In this online seminar, the unique blend of medical and legal insights were shared to help attorneys evaluate, take on and defend cases involving injuries.
Personal Injury Practice From the Plaintiff’s and Defense’s Perspective, Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Advocacy in Thought, Word and Deed, 2019 Adovacy Seminar, Norfolk, VA
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Handling a Personal Injury Case: Phone Call to Verdict
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Tort Law, Tort Law Seminar, Norfolk, VA
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Contact & Map
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: (757) 333-3333
Monday: Open 24 hours
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Virginia Beach Meeting Location
200 South Kellam Rd, Ste 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone: (757) 309-4711
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Chesapeake Meeting Location
512 Albemarle, Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Telephone: (757) 410-7301
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Hampton Meeting Location
W. Queens Way
Suite 100
Hampton, VA 23669
Telephone: (757) 224-5477
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Newport News Meeting Location
13195 Warwick Blvd
Suite 2-B1
Newport News, VA 23602
Telephone: (757) 369-0944
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Portsmouth Meeting Location
355 Crawford St
Suite 600-D
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Telephone: (757) 966-2371
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Suffolk Meeting Location
215 Market St
Suffolk, VA 23434
Telephone: (757) 226-0046
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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Exmore Meeting Location
3443 Virginia Ave
Exmore, VA 23350
Telephone: (757) 226-7689
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