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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Supports VTLA Paralegal Event

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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Supports VTLA Paralegal Event

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is pleased to be a sponsor of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s paralegal seminar on Nov. 9 at the Hilton Richmond. The VTLA paralegal event attracted hundreds of paralegals and legal assistants from across the Commonwealth.

Attorney John Cooper is chairing the Paralegal Palooza today at the Richmond Hilton Hotel & Spa at Short Pump. The event is attended by Cooper Hurley staff members Nikki Stodden, Stacey Maguire and Stephanie Adams.

The VTLA Paralegal Event

John Cooper and investigator Rod Budd at the VTLA Paralegal Event

The seminar is packed with presentations from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. including a talk by Ashely Davis on the litigation toolbox needed for motions and briefs, tricks of the legal investigator trade by Rod Budd of EYZONU Consulting and ‘golden nugget’ tips for paralegals by Elliott M. Buckner.

Leslie Hayley will present a talk on ethics for paralegals and how they can keep up with the latest electronic advances.

Virginia Beach attorney Kellam Parks will explain what is meant by Electronically Stored Information (ESI) under Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure and Virginia rules.

Brian Gillette, another Hampton Roads lawyer, will explain types of social security disability benefits and eligibility criteria while Michael Phelan will provide an introduction to mass torts. We are happy to support this great and informative event.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers set up a table with promotional items at the events and raffled off three tins of Jody’s Popcorn in themed Cooper Hurley tins.

Paralegals and legal assistants are vital to the operation of fast-growing personal injury law firms like Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They are often the regular point of contact between clients and the firm. It’s important for legal staff to be aware of the latest trends and legislation impacting personal injury law in Virginia.

Cooper Hurley partner John Cooper is a Governor At-Large of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the leading organizations for the state’s trial lawyers.

If you have been hurt in a car, truck or a motorcycle accident or have lost a family member in a wrongful death, please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.

Mike Snellings

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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