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John Cooper
John M. Cooper
  • Attorney
  • 757.455.0077 Phone
  • Main Office : 125 St Pauls Blvd, Ste 510, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (Get Directions)
  • Area of Practices: Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Catastrophic Injury, Construction Accidents, Dog Bites, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Injuries, School Bus Accidents, Severe Burns, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Truck Accidents, Unintended Acceleration, Whiplash, Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Wrong Site Surgery, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Hit and Run
  • About

    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.

  • Bar admissions
    • Virginia, 1988
    • North Carolina, 2001
    • West Virginia, 2002
  • Honors
    • Elected in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to Chair the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (the largest plaintiffs’ attorney organization in the United States)
    • Elected in 2010 and re-elected again every year through 2014 as a District Governor from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors
    • Listed among VA “Super Lawyers” for personal injury law since 2010 (only 5% of lawyers get this listing)
    • Chosen in 2011 and every year since for “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in VA”
    • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® : attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics
    • Member since 2011 in the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Roundtable
    • Ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO, a national lawyer assessment service
    • 2012 Clients’ Choice, Car Accident Lawyer, by AVVO
  • Education
    • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1988
    • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1985
  • Professional associations
    • Virginia Beach and Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Associations
    • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Association for Justice
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  • 2018 Scholarship Award

    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.

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