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At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our job is to take care of all of our clients legal needs when they are injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident. Our clients job is to get better from the injuries that they suffered in these accidents.


Mr. Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 cases — 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. Mr. Hurley 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.


Practice areas


Car accidents

Truck accidents

Motorcycle accidents

Wrongful death

Bar admissions


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Florida, 1998

Virginia, 1990



AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® : attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics

Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014.



You have plenty of choices when it comes to personal injury lawyers in and around Norfolk, Virginia. This can make choosing the right attorney seem like an overwhelming task. While there are a number of options, it is important to remember that not all personal injury attorneys are capable of offering the same level of experience and dedication, nor are all of them able to prove their skill with a wide range of verdicts and settlements.

The state of Virginia operates under contributory negligence, meaning that even if you are only 1% responsible for an accident and the other party is 99% responsible, your slim share of the blame makes you unable to collect any damages for your losses. Because of this, it is all the more vital that you hire an aggressive and devoted personal injury lawyer who knows how to effectively argue for the other party’s complete liability, pursuing the maximum settlement you are owed for your injuries.

Why choose Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers?

One thing that sets our firm apart from the competition is the fact that our sole focus is on personal injury law. Personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley do not split their attention between several practice areas; instead, they devote their 40+ years of combined experience entirely to the intricacies and complexities of Virginia personal injury law. This specialization enables us to stay on top of all changes in the Virginia Code and Supreme Court cases, using our knowledge and up-to-date familiarity with Virginia law to our clients’ advantage.

A look at our client testimonials page can also help you understand why Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has been the standout Norfolk personal injury firm for other area residents. We are not a factory firm where clients are seen as a way to increase our own profits. Instead, we view each client like a member of our own family and pride ourselves on supporting them the same way we would one of our own family members in crisis.

Dedicated to personal service

Your lawyer will be available to contact 24/7; you will never be left wondering where your case stands. By working closely with you and your family during every stage of your lawsuit, we will provide you with the highest level of personalized service.

You have several choices when it comes to a personal injury attorney, but we believe you deserve nothing less than the best. Our Norfolk personal injury attorneys are prepared to work tirelessly on your behalf, providing constant support and doing everything in our power to ensure you are awarded the maximum settlement you are due.

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in the Hampton Roads area, please contact the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation. We have offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

(Please schedule an appointment before visiting our Virginia Beach office.)




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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    24 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    24 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    24 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    24 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Wayne Edmond Holcomb

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a "go to" Attorney, even for other Attorneys. He has developed a practice that prioritizes his clients and gets it done. He has made a marked difference in his practice area and in his community.


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  • Kellam Thomas Parks

    Jim does a great job representing his clients - he focuses his attention on ensuring they are protected and get the attention they deserve. I recommend him.


    Kellam Parks Family Attorney
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Contact info

Cooper Hurley Law Firm

2014 Granby Street, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA, 23517

Cooper Hurley Law Firm

2014 Granby Street
Suite 200
Norfolk, VA, 23517



FLMember in Good Standing199809/08/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199009/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerVirginia Superlawyers2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerCooper Hurley PLLC2011 - Present
Founder and OwnerHurley Law Firm2002 - 2006
PartnerStafford, Herrick & Hurley2002 - 2006
Attorney/PartnerRutter, Walsh, Mills & Rutter1993 - 2002
AttorneyTidewater Legal Aid1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMotor Vehicle Trial Lawyers2014 - Present
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
VA Beach Man hit by an unknown driver is awarded $200,000The plaintiff was awarded $200,000 by a jury
Crash survivor left with 58 percent whole-person impairment – $5,000,000 Settlement$5 Million settlement
Truck Accident Causes Brain Injury$460,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association CLE MatherialsLawyer Advertising and Ethical Implications: Creative Ways to Market Your Practice2014
bookThe Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents2014
pamphletA Guide to Property Damage2013
pamphletTop Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents2013
bookThe Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents & Injuries2013
pamphletThe Motor Vehicle Accident - Personal Injury Legal Process2012
pocket guideYour Rights When You are Injured on the Railroad2012
The Virginia Motor Vehicle Accident BookThe Virginia Motor Vehicle Accident Book2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyer Advertising and Ethical ImplicationsLawyer Advertising and Ethical Implications2014
86th annual Southeastern MeetingInjured railroad workers and FELA2013