Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

John Cooper and Jim Hurley combine more than 40 years' experience of fighting for victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as other personal injury cases. Cooper Hurley has offices in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA

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Firm Overview

Cooper Hurley combines the expertize and talents of John Cooper and Jim Hurley who have more than 40 years experience of personal injury law. The firm only works with personal injury clients be it victims of car, truck or motorcycle wrecks or injured railroad workers, slip and fall victims or those hurt by the mistakes of doctors.

Cooper Hurley also takes on defective products cases in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the rest of Virginia as well as north eastern North Carolina.

While there are a number of options, it is important to remember that not all personal injury attorneys are capable of offering the same level of experience and dedication, nor are all of them able to prove their skill with a wide range of verdicts and settlements.

The state of Virginia operates under contributory negligence, meaning that even if you are only 1% responsible for an accident and the other party is 99% responsible, your slim share of the blame makes you unable to collect any damages for your losses. Because of this, it is all the more vital that you hire an aggressive and devoted personal injury lawyer who knows how to effectively argue for the other party
Main Office

Cooper Hurley
2014 Granby Street
Suite 200
Norfolk  VA  23517

  • (757) 455-0077

Other Offices

  • Cooper Hurley
    4445 Corporation Lane #187
    Virginia Beach,  VA  VA 23462
  • Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
    638 Independence Parkway #240
    Chesapeake,  VA  23320
  • Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
    4410 East Claiborne Square
    Hampton,  VA  23666
  • Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
    11815 Fountain Way #300
    Newport News,  VA  23606
Personal Injury
Cooper Hurley is a Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton based personal injury law firm. Its partners are John Cooper and Jim Hurley
Cooper Hurley in Norfolk, Hampton and Virginia Beach, VA is not a factory firm. When one of our lawyers takes on a car, truck or motorcycle accident case or a wrongful death or medical malpractice case, we are personally invested in its outcome. You can trust that you will receive all of our attention, individualized service, and excellent communication while we handle your claim, and you will always have easy access to the attorney on your case.

Our philosophy is to treat our clients as if they were our own family. We approach your legal claim with the same commitment that we would if our own loved ones’ welfare was at stake. In the aftermath of a serious personal injury, we want you to focus on recovering your health while we focus on getting you the justice and compensation you deserve.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

John Cooper decided many years ago that personal injury would be his area of specialty. For the past 20 years his practice had been aolmost exclusively concentrated on car accident and railroad accident cases. Jim Hurley specializes in auto accidents. Both attorneys decided to concentrate on the areas they loved working in.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

John Cooper and Jim Hurley have very distinguished academic records. Jim was in the top 10 percent of his law school class and John went to the University of Virginia Law School which is one of the top 10 law schools in the country and has been for more than 100. They have both been practising in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and the surrounding cities for decades and are both very specialized in that all they do is injury law.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

John Cooper and Jim Hurley know their area of specialty very well. They have tried and handled hundreds, if not thousands of injury cases. Cooper Hurley has a high commitment to customer service. The firm pledges to take the time out to make sure clients understand what's going on in their cases and feel they really are the ones in charge of deciding what's going to happen in their case.

John Cooper

John Cooper was born and raised in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA. He attended school in Virginia Beach. After law school at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA John returned to his home town in 1988 to work for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court.

For 23 years, John has focused on personal injury claims and lawsuits. He specializes in helping people seriously injured in accidents. His cases include people who have suffered damages and losses in car crashes, truck wrecks, and motorcycle collisions. Other legal areas in which John has significant experience include railroad worker injuries under the FELA law, wrongful death and train crossing accidents.

In 2010, 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 according to the VA Lawyers Weekly newspaper. The $ 3,500,000.00 award went to a child whose father was killed by a truck driver who rear-ended the vehicle in which the young man was a passenger. John uncovered evidence that the dump truck operator had improperly treated diabetes that contributed to his carelessness.

Mr. Cooper has received numerous honors including:

- Elected in 2011 to Chair the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (the largest plaintiffs attorney organization in the US)
- Elected in 2010 as one of two District Governors from the Virginia Beach/ Norfolk area to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assoc. Board of Governors
- Listed among VA Superlawyers

Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley decided to become a lawyer to help people. After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, he graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1990. He received his degree Cum Laude and finished 10th in his class of 143. Jim is licensed to practice law in all appropriate courts.

Jim has practiced law since 1991. Since 1993, he has helped people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Although he has settled many cases for his clients, he has also litigated numerous cases throughout the State of Virginia.

"At Cooper Hurley, we are firm believers that you must be prepared to litigate a case to protect our clients rights," Jim says.

During his long career, Jim has been involved in approximately 100 jury trials as well as hundreds of litigation matters that settled before trial. He spends extensive time with his clients helping them prepare them for trial.

"As a trial lawyer, it is one of my most important jobs to be sure my client understands the litigation process so that they can tell the juries their stories of how their injuries changed their lives,"he says,

Jim has also tried hundreds of cases in front of various Judges in Virginia, and has argued cases both in State and Federal Court.

Jim specializes in helping clients who have suffered in car, truck or motorcycle accidents, and has written books on auto accidents. He is a member of American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia State Bar Association and Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association.

"At Cooper Hurley, our job is to take care of all of our clients legal needs when they are injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident. Our clients'

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