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About Our Portsmouth Location
About Our Portsmouth Location

As your lawyer, I do everything in my power to get you results.- Jim Hurley

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Portsmouth, VA Personal Injury Lawyers

The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have worked on accident, injury and wrongful death cases for clients from Portsmouth for many years. We want the injury process to be as painless as possible for you under difficult circumstances. We serve our Portsmouth clients at a client meeting location in an office building in downtown Portsmouth which is easily accessible and close to I-126 and the Downtown Tunnel. Alternatively, we can come to you at your home, in the hospital or anywhere else convenient to you. We know how the tolls and tunnels sometimes make the folks from Portsmouth feel cut off from the rest of Hampton Roads. Our goal is to make our experienced lawyers available to the people of Portsmouth.

The building housing Cooper Hurley's Portsmouth meeting location

The building housing Cooper Hurley's Portsmouth meeting location

355 Crawford Street, Ste 600-D
Portsmouth, Virginia, 23704
T/ 757.966.2371

Portsmouth is a historic city on the Elizabeth River dating back to 1620 that was founded as a town in 1752 by Colonel William Crawford, a wealthy merchant and ship owner who at various times had held office as the Norfolk County presiding court judge, high sheriff, militia lieutenant colonel and representative to the House of Burgesses It is named after Portsmouth, England.


Portsmouth’s major highways are the I-264 which links Portsmouth to Norfolk via the Downtown Tunnel and Route 164 which links Portsmouth with Suffolk to the west and Norfolk to the east through the Midtown Tunnel. There are tolls on both tunnels which are intended to raise money for the building of an improved crossing. Portsmouth’s tunnels see a large number of personal injury accidents. Portsmouth has a number of busy urban highways that see regular pedestrian and automobile accidents such as Portsmouth Boulevard and Airline Boulevard.

In 2010 there were 360 crashes in Portsmouth. Two of them were fatal and 199 people were injured.

A 5 K run in Port Norfolk, Portsmouth

A 5 K run in Port Norfolk, Portsmouth


Portsmouth has access to a number of railroad lines and the major rail operator CSX Transportation services the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, as does the Norfolk-Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad.


Norfolk Naval Shipyard is the biggest employer in Portsmouth with about 9,000 employees. The Naval Medical Center employs more than 5,000 people and the U.S. Fifth District Coast Guard Command, about 1,500.


Portsmouth has three high schools – Churchland High, Woodrow Wilson and I.C. Norcom. The city has three middle schools, 13 elementary schools, four Pre-K Centers, one alternative school, a Career and Technical Education Office at the Portsmouth Campus of Tidewater Community College as well as an adult learning center.


  • Portsmouth’s Circuit Court, General District Court and a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are found in a recently built court complex at 1345 Court Street. Portsmouth Police department is located at 711 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704.
  • Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services operates out of eight fire stations. Fire Administration is located in the Old Town area at 309 County Street.


The city is administered by the City of Portsmouth, VA, 801 Crawford Street. It has two hospitals – the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center is at 620 John Paul Jones Circle. Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center is at 3636 High Street, Portsmouth.


  • Portsmouth has a number of historic neighborhoods. Olde Town Portsmouth is a fashionable area of streets leading to the downtown waterfront. Cradock near the Naval Shipyard was established in 1918 to house the influx of wartime workers at the shipyard. Park View is a historic neighborhood close to Naval Medical Center, and named after the hospital's public park, established between 1888 and 1892.
  • Port Norfolk is another waterfront community, a planned suburb designed with historic Queen Anne style of wooden houses and bungalows. Churchland is a more modern suburb in western Portsmouth.


Portsmouth is served by the Virginian-Pilot newspaper and the TV station WAVY 10 is based in Portsmouth.


Portsmouth’s visitor attractions include the Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 206 High Street. Portsmouth Naval Museums comprise the Naval Shipyard Museum on High Street and the Lighthouse Museum and encompass 250 years of naval history. Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center at 400 High Street hosts the Winter Wonderland during the Holidays and a sculpture exhibition during the summer months as well as regular exhibitions. Portsmouth has natural areas such as Hoffler Creek and Paradise Creek Nature Park. City Park features the popular kid’s steam train Pokey Smokey.

The specialized injury and accident attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have decades of combined experience in working with personal injury clients in Portsmouth, VA. We are available 24/7 and do not get paid until your case is completed. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us at 757.966.2371.

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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