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John Mark Cooper

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Slip and Fall Accident, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accident, Personal Injury

About Me

Hi. My name is John Cooper and I've been practicing law for over 20 years. I specialize in personal injury law and have the highest rating (AV) granted to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating Service.




I'm licensed to practice law in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. I've represented injured individuals in federal and state courts, including the Virginia Supreme Court.  I've been admitted to practice in U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appleals. I'm also a member of the Primerus International Society of Law Firms.


 


Based in Virginia Beach, I am ready to serve clients throughout Hampton Roads -- Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk -- as well as the communities on Virginia's Eastern Shore and northeastern North Carolina.



I was born in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) and raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.  Both of my parents were lawyers.  My dad was a tax attorney and I followed in his footsteps by going to the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1988. My mother went back to law school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, when she was raising three children and after an earlier career as an English professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  It was clear from early on that I would be a lawyer. I truly love what I do.


 


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    26 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    26 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    26 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    26 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Brian J Gillette

    John is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and is dedicated to promoting professionalism within the trial bar and protecting the liberties, rights, and benefits of an efficient and constitutionally sound judicial system.

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    Brian Gillette Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact Info

Cooper Hurley Law Firm

2014 Granby Street
Suite 200
Norfolk, VA, 23517

Cooper Hurley Law Firm

4445 Corporation Lane, Suite #187
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462

Cooper Hurley Law Firm

4410 East Claiborne Sq., Suite 334
Hampton, VA, 23666

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

638 Independence Parkway
#240
Chesapeake, VA, 23320

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WVAuthorized to practice law200208/03/2015
NCActive200107/05/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law198803/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCooper Hurley2011 - Present
PresidentFELA Litigation Group for the American Association of Justice2011 - Present
PartnerShapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton1997 - 2011

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair of Litigation Support Committee2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationDistrict Governor2011 - Present
Super LawyersMember2010 - Present
Railroad Law Section of the AAJChair2008 - 2009
F.E.L.A. Litigation Group of the American Association for JusticeSecretary TreasurerN/A
Virginia Beach Injury BoardEditorN/A
Transportation Communications International UnionLegal CounselN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Primerus International Society of Law FirmsMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
$3.5 Million Settlement for Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case$3.5 Million
$400,000 Settlement in Moped Accident$400,000 Settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
pamphletTop Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents2013
bookThe Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents & Injuries2013
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationHandling a Personal Injury Case: Phone Call to Verdict2009
National Business InstituteHow to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases2007
National Business InstituteEffectively Using Medical Evidence in Court2006
Virginia CLEA Primer on Federal Employers' Liability Act and Railroad Injury Cases2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of VirginiaN/AJuris Doctorate1988
University of California - BerkeleyAnthropologyBachelors1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationHandling a Personal Injury Case: Phone Call to Verdict2009
National Business InstituteHandling the Auto Injury Claim2009
Annual ConventionAAJ Railroad Law Section: Education Program Planner and Moderator2009
National Business InstituteHow to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases2007
VTLAMotions In Limine and Jury Voir Dire in Injury Cases2006
National Business InstituteEffectively Using Medical Evidence in Court2006
Virginia CLEA Primer on Federal Employers' Liability Act and Railroad Injury Cases2003
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolMedical Negligence LawN/A