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Last Chance to See VTLA Seminar About Insurance – in Virginia Beach

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Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Last Chance to See VTLA Seminar About Insurance – in Virginia Beach

Next Wed. May 25 – 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (open bar reception after)

John Cooper of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will be moderating an afternoon session of The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s May Torts seminars at the Virginia Beach, Hilton Garden Inn on May 25. This is the last round of this program that has toured the state to packed audiences.


The morning session highlights changes that are sweeping and important to all lawyers who are handling personal injury cases and relate to major statutory revisions that were passed by the Virginia General Assembly for new and reissued 2016 policies. “The New 2016 UIM Settlement Procedure and Maximizing UM/UIM Recoveries” is presented by Gerald A. Schwartz from Alexandria. Gerry Schwartz, the insurance law guru, does an amazing job on these fundamental changes to the way auto insurance injury cases are handled.

The afternoon program “An Injury Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Settlement Practices,” will include information about case evaluation, working with insurance claims adjusters, negotiating techniques and special settlement issues like punitive damages and disputed liability. There will be useful written materials, including a variety of settlement demand package examples. Some great panelists from Virginia Beach and across Virginia are presenting for this session including Carlton Bennett, Allen Beasley, Manny Holadia and Adam Lotkin. Richmond lawyers, Colleen Quinn and Mike Phelan, will speak and The Hon. Bradford Stillman is a guest panelist discussing mediation.

Please join John and scores of other lawyers to learn something helpful to your clients. You don’t have to be a VLTA member to take part.

The morning and afternoon sessions earn a total of 6 MCLE hours and lunch is provided. There will be an open bar after the seminar in Virginia Beach tradition sponsored by Medivisuals. We hope you can find the time to attend this informative and useful seminar in Virginia Beach next week.

 VTLA governor John Cooper ABOUT JOHN COOPER

John Cooper has been practicing personal injury law for more than 28 years. He was re-elected as a Governor At Large of the VTLA in 2016, after being a district governor since 2010. He is listed among VA “Super Lawyers” for personal injury.

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MAY 25 – Virginia Beach, Hilton Garden Inn, 252 Town Center Drive

9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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All day program, or attend morning or afternoon!
Lunch provided to all, thanks to JMW Settlements
Full day program only $200 for VTLA members

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919 East Main Street, Suite 620
Richmond, VA, 23219
804-343-1134, [email protected]


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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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