My hometown motivates me to work hard for my client and get results.- John Cooper
Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Supported Larchmont RAT Race and Other Good Causes
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supports many good causes in the Hampton Roads community and beyond.
We were happy to recently make a contribution to the very successful Larchmont Elementary School RAT Race. The 35th annual Larchmont Run At Twilight (RAT) is an enduring tradition in Norfolk. It attracted hundreds of runners.
The event includes a one-mile race for children and young adults as well as a 5K for those who want to stretch their legs a bit more.
Both the one-mile race and the 5k race are timed using the latest chip technology, and the courses run through the streets of one of some of Norfolk’s most established neighborhoods as well as through a portion of the Old Dominion University campus.
Cooper Hurley sponsors the event every year. You can read more about the Larchmont RAT race here and see a full list of the sponsors.
Elise Chard, RAT Race Sponsorship Chair wrote to us to say the event raised more than $25,000.
“The money will be used throughout the school year to provide support to educational programs, instructional equipment, and enhance the overall student experience. Community members like you are the reason the school is successful,” she wrote.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supported a large number of good community causes this year.
We gave a check for $500 to ForKids, the Norfolk-based non-profit that helps homeless children at the end of our Facebook ‘likes’ campaign in the summer. We donated $1 for every like. In the fall we are supporting Sugar Plum Bakery in Virginia Beach in our Facebook 'likes' campaign, a non-profit that supports adults with disabilities.
Sugar Plum Bakery on Laskin Road has been promoting the integration of people with developmental disabilities into the workforce by providing jobs and training since 1987.
“We strive to increase community awareness of the worth of people with disabilities,” said Sugar Plum Executive Director Patricia Rakes Clark.
“It is important to utilize the different skills of this often undervalued population into our lives. We have created a successful unique business model where people with developmental and intellectual disabilities successfully work in the integrated environment that is Sugar Plum Bakery,” she said.
Earlier this year, we supported Ghent Your Game On, a fundraising event for the Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk. Cooper Hurley was also a sponsor of A 1,000 Shoes for 1,000 Smiles and The Elizabeth River Project.
To contact our Norfolk-based injury lawyers call us at (757) 455-0077. Like our Facebook page and we’ll donate $1 to Sugar Plum Bakery.
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.
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.
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.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.