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Injury Attorney John Cooper is Elected to the Board of Governors of the VTLA

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Injury Attorney John Cooper is Elected to the Board of Governors of the VTLA

At the recent 57th annual convention of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, John Cooper was reelected as a governor-at-large of the organization. 

The governor-at-large position is the pool of attorneys from whom officers including the president of the VTLA are later selected. 

VTLA governor John Cooper

John's role in the leadership of the VTLA is confirmed by the important assignments he has recently been given.  John has been asked to serve again in the 2016 through 2017 year as the co‑chair of the fundraising committee.  The fundraising committee is, like it sounds, the part of the organization tasked to raise funds to help make sure that the organization is able to operate on budget accomplishing its mission.  The mission of VTLA includes educating personal injury attorneys across the state as well as lawyers in other areas of trial law through CLE (continuing legal education) programs and other seminars like the convention itself.

John also was given a big role in the continuing legal education by helping to organize and moderate the important May torts seminars.  The May tort seminar is the flagship of the CLEs by this largest trial bar organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The seminars are offered across the state, typically in Virginia Beach, Fairfax, Roanoke, and Richmond. 

Attendance is usually strong at these seminars as they focus on some of the core issues important to Virginia trial lawyers, especially automobile accident attorneys.  This year is going to be a seminar on the new underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) rules which have revolutionized the way significant personal injury cases are handled in Virginia courts and a program about settlement negotiation and demands or claims packages to insurance companies.  John had the privilege of selecting the other attorneys from across the state to help write and teach this important seminar.

"I am so proud to be a part of VTLA which is a great organization which focuses on making attorneys better at what they do and ensuring people access to the courthouse," said John.

"The whole law firm is active supporters of VTLA and its mission and attorneys Griff O'Hanlon and Bill O'Mara were present at the annual convention.

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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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