Meet Will Dudley – Cooper Hurley’s New Injury Lawyer from Portsmouth

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers' newest attorney Will Dudley has lived in Hampton Roads all of his life. Will was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital when his father was serving in the U.S Army and lived in Portsmouth for decades.

Will grew up in an area close to Olde Towne called Madison Village and attended high school at I.C. Norcom.

He became interested in working as a lawyer from a young age when his grandmother was babysitting for him.

“She was a big fan of Perry Mason. I would watch the Perry Mason show with her every day after school. That’s what piqued my interest,” he recalls.

He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk and the University of Richmond School of Law.

Although Will initially wanted to fight criminal cases, an accident involving his oldest child set him on a course to become a personal injury attorney.

“My oldest son was injured by a glass candle when he was about two-years-old,” he said. “It burned his hand really badly.”

Will hired a personal injury lawyer and said he was impressed by the job he did in the lawsuit.

Will’s first job as an attorney was at a general practice law firm in Newport News. The main focus was real estate. He then worked with the Newport News public defenders’ office for three years. He has also worked as a lawyer for an insurance company.

“I did a lot of small stuff on my own until I got a job with Cooper Hurley,” he said.

At the age of 48, Will has his hands full. He is married to Tracy and they live in Chesapeake. They have five-year-old twins Mila and Miles. Will also has a 17-year-old son called William

He lists his hobbies as golf and says the twins keep him busy. “Kids take up a lot of spare time,” he said. “I spend a lot of time going to Chuck E Cheese’s.”

The newest addition to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ legal team will start work at the firm in April.

Founding partner Jim Hurley said he’s excited by the arrival of Will. “This will give us someone else who will help people when they are injured,” said Jim.

Cooper Hurley is also delighted to announce the attorney Bill O’Mara has become a partner at the firm. He joins Jim Hurley and John Cooper.

If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, at a business or by a dangerous drug or medical device, please call us at (757) 455-0077.

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