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John Cooper

John Cooper

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
  • Personal Injury
  • North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
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Reviewed by James G. "Jim" Hurley Jr. June 18, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
John Cooper is a hard worker and fights for every client with the same amount of passion.
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Summary

John Cooper has been a personal injury lawyer, specializing in car, truck and motorcycle accident cases as well as wrongful death, brain injuries, slip and fall, product liability and FELA railroad employee injuries for over 30 years. He is a founding partner of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. The firm has offices in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Hampton, VA. His law partners are Jim Hurley, Bill O’Mara and Griff O'Hanlon.

John Cooper handles cases in Virginia, North Carolina and, West Virginia. He has taken on railroad worker injury and truck accident litigation across the United States.

John Cooper handled a truck accident/wrongful death lawsuit which resulted in the largest settlement of a motor vehicle-related case in all of Virginia in 2010, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In 2012, John Cooper and Jim Hurley handled a case in which a woman from Hampton was badly injured in a truck crash, which led to a $5 million settlement. John Cooper handled a $3.5 million trucking accident death case in Norfolk, securing $3.5 million for a child who lost a parent.

John Cooper holds numerous honors. He chaired the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He is a Governor at Large of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He has led efforts to bring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to attorneys across Virginia. John Cooper has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers for personal injury law since 2010 (only 5% of lawyers get this listing). He holds a top AV rating since 2004 from Martindale-Hubbell, showing the highest level of skill and ethics. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Roundtable and is ranked 10 of 10 by Avvo attorney ratings. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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
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
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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
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
Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents
Speaking Engagements
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
Videos
My name is John Cooper, and I am a personal injury attorney with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury cases. Attorney That Specializes in TBI Cases

My name is John Cooper, and I am a personal injury attorney with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury cases.

“Commitment to Community” - Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Cares on the Hampton Roads Show “Commitment to Community” - Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Cares on the Hampton Roads Show

“Commitment to Community” - Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Cares on the Hampton Roads Show

A Special Thank You from Our Scholarship Awardees A Special Thank You from Our Scholarship Awardees

A Special Thank You from Our Scholarship Awardees

We donated $5,000 to Larrymore Elementary School! We donated $5,000 to Larrymore Elementary School!

We donated $5,000 to Larrymore Elementary School!

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Provided $10,000 in Scholarships! Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Provided $10,000 in Scholarships!

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Provided $10,000 in Scholarships!

If you're hurt having been hit by a car when you're crossing the road, you have a right to make a claim against that driver who hit you. Your Rights As an Injured Pedestrian in Virginia

If you're hurt having been hit by a car when you're crossing the road, you have a right to make a claim against that driver who hit you.

John Cooper and Paige Thomas talk about the 3M earplug litigation. Hearing Loss Caused by 3M Ear Plugs

John Cooper and Paige Thomas talk about the 3M earplug litigation.

Attorney John Cooper talks about his background Meet John Cooper

Attorney John Cooper talks about his background

John Cooper talks about railroad worker injuries Railroad Worker FELA Accidents

John Cooper talks about railroad worker injuries

John Cooper of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers talks about traumatic brain injuries Virginia Injury Lawyer Talks About Traumatic Brain Injury

John Cooper of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers talks about traumatic brain injuries

Virginia Beach automobile accident attorney John Cooper talks about insurance Virginia Beach Car Accident Lawyer Gives Advice on Dealing with Insurance Companies

Virginia Beach automobile accident attorney John Cooper talks about insurance

Norfolk, VA injury lawyer John Cooper talks about ethics Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Talks about Ethics

Norfolk, VA injury lawyer John Cooper talks about ethics

Contact & Map
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: (757) 455-0077
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Virginia Beach Meeting Location
200 South Kellam Rd, Ste 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone: (757) 309-4711
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Chesapeake Meeting Location
411 Cedar Road, Suite 250
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Telephone: (757) 410-7301
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Hampton Meeting Location
W. Queens Way
Suite 100
Hampton, VA 23669
Telephone: (757) 224-5477
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Newport News Meeting Location
13195 Warwick Blvd
Suite 2-B1
Newport News, VA 23602
Telephone: (757) 369-0944
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Portsmouth Meeting Location
355 Crawford St
Suite 600-D
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Telephone: (757) 966-2371
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Suffolk Meeting Location
215 Market St
Suffolk, VA 23434
Telephone: (757) 226-0046
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers - Exmore Meeting Location
3443 Virginia Ave
Exmore, VA 23350
Telephone: (757) 226-7689
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