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Jim Hurley

Car accident Attorney at Norfolk, VA

4.8   24 reviews

also known as James Gregory Hurley Jr.


Licensed for 32 years

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YOUR INJURY, OUR FIGHT!

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a fast-growing personal injury law firm based in Norfolk Virginia. Jim Hurley and John Cooper set up the firm. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers recently appointed a third partner, Bill O’Mara and fourth partner, Griffin O'Hanlon. The attorneys only take on personal injury and wrongful death cases. We don’t represent criminal defendants like drunk drivers who hurt our clients.

Our job is to take care of all of our clients’ legal needs when they are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, railroad, or bus accident. Our client’s job is to get better from the injuries that they suffered in these accidents.

We also represent people who are hurt at businesses, or by dangerous drugs or medical devices, as well as families of those who lost a loved one due to the fault of another.

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for almost three decades. His dedicated legal team has worked for him for two decades combined. He is also licensed to practice law in Florida. 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 details of the legal process. Jim Hurley holds a top AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He has been named in the Virginia Super Lawyers list since 2014 and holds many other accolades.

Practice areas

· Car accidents
· Truck accidents
· Motorcycle accidents
· Pedestrian accidents
· Cycling accidents
· Wrongful death.

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Florida, 1998
Virginia, 1990
Honors

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

Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2019.

You have many choices when it comes to personal injury lawyers in Hampton Roads, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, or further afield. This can make choosing the right attorney seem overwhelming. While there are many options, it is important to remember that not all personal injury attorneys are capable of offering the same level of experience and dedication to one area of the law, nor are all of them able to prove their skill with a wide range of verdicts and settlements.

It can be difficult to secure a personal injury settlement or verdict. It’s important to hire a lawyer who won’t simply cave into the insurance company. You should hire a 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, Jim Hurley, and Bill O’Mara do not split their attention between several practice areas. They devote their 50+ 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 will also help you understand why Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has been the standout Norfolk personal injury firm for many residents of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake, and elsewhere in Virginia. We are not a factory firm where clients are seen as a way to increase our own profits. Instead, we view each client as 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 your serious injuries deserve.

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in the Hampton Roads area, please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation. We have a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in all six other cities of Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Please schedule an appointment if you are visiting any of the client meeting locations.

Unlike many other law firms, we do not forget our clients after we have helped them. We send them regular correspondence and give them the chance to win prizes in raffles. We hope your family members and friends are not injured due to the fault of another. We hope you will recommend them to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers if the worst happens.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
200 South Kellam Rd, Ste 101
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462-6749
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
512 Albemarle Drive
Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
13195 Warwick Blvd, Ste 2-B1
Newport News, VA, 23602
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
50 W Queens Way, Ste 100
Hampton, VA, 23669
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
215 Market Street
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
355 Crawford Street, Suite 600-D
Portsmouth, VA, 23704
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4.8 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Susan | September 28, 2018
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Best Lawyers
Working with Jim and Nicole was amazing. Everytime I would email them and they get right back to me. You don't see that in an attorneys office
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
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Best Attoney in Virginia
I got into an accident in Virginia Beach and called Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. Jim Nicole and Griff were patient with me through the whole process. They gave me the level of care and relief that I needed. I highly recommend them to anyone that needs an attorney.
Posted by Cory | June 22, 2022
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Injured, exceeded expected help.
Worked with Cooper Hurley and was able to get exaxtly what I needed to help put the incident behind me.
Posted by Amy | August 12, 2020
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Best Attorney around!
Mr Hurley is by far the best Attorney. His staff, Tara, is amazing and very knowledgeable. I was t-boned when a girl ran a red light pushing my car in two feet. I injured my knee and my daughter received some bruises and anxiety. Mr Hurley’s staff came to Richmond to help me. The other person’s insurance company was being very pushy and rude, Tara took care of him no problem! She is amazing at what she does. Mr Hurley and his staff took care of the situation so my daughter and I were able to recover in peace. I am so very very thankful to have found him. I am confident that if you are ever in an accident, Mr. Hurley should be the attorney to contact.
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Response from Jim Hurley August 13, 2020
Thank you Amy for your review! We are so happy you had a great experience with Jim and our staff.
Posted by Debby | August 10, 2020
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Great team!
I had a really good experience with Mr. Hurley, Stacy, Tara & Ty! They worked very hard to get my case settled as quickly as possible. They were always there to listen when I had any questions or when I got anxious about my accident. I really appreciate their dedication to their clients! It is very clear that they care! Thank you so much for all of your support and understanding during a very trying time in my life!
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Response from Jim Hurley August 11, 2020
We appreciate your kind review Debby! Thank you for trusting Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Posted by Miranda | April 1, 2020
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Eased My Mind
After I was struck by a drunk driver, I was unsure of what I needed to do. I was pregnant, injured, and overwhelmed by the insurance companies. I called Jim Hurley, and he took so much of the stress away. Mr. Hurley’s team handled every part of my case, and got me a settlement I couldn’t have gotten on my own.
Posted by Kevin | December 16, 2019
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Great Service and Great Results
Immediately following my accident getting rear-ended in my vehicle I knew I needed to obtain a knowledgeable and reputable attorney. Cooper Hurley was highly recommended and Jim Hurley and especially his great staff provided first class results. I highly recommend Cooper Hurley for getting my results.
Posted by Jessica | November 26, 2019
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Amazing Experience!
My experience was amazing with Cooper Hurley law firm. It was such an easy process for me. They took care of everything in my behalf and worked very hard to make sure I received what I deserved. I was also blown away at the many tokens of appreciation that they would send as I was waiting for my case to be resolved. It really added such a personal touch and made me feel like the appreciated me as a client. I would definitely recommend this law firm. They are awesome!
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Posted by Pamela | November 26, 2019
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Thankful
Very happy with how my case was handled. The other insurance company tried to get off with paying next to nothing for medical bills. The Copper Hurley Team was able to get all of that covered and more. Nia and Billi Jo were very helpful and kept me in the loop the entire process. Great results.
Posted by Paul | October 23, 2019
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Awesome
Jim Hurley did a outstanding job representing me. He was professional and a strong lawyer . He got me more than I expected and I am delighted with the job they did for me and you will to if you choose Jim Hurley.
Posted by AnnMarie | October 15, 2019
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The best in Hampton Roads
They were awesome. Very friendly, takes care of you very well. Definitely relieved a lot of stress on my end. Thank you!!
Posted by Ms Doris | September 12, 2019
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Jim Hurley!
My experience with Cooper and Hurley was awesome! Jim and Tara made my experience so wonderful and i definetly would recommend this lawfirm. All questions and needs were met to my expectations. Ty the receptionist was also very welcoming and wonderful. Thanks for everything!
Posted by Tiara | December 21, 2017
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Cooper Hurley is the Best
I was injured in an accident in Portsmouth. I found out about Cooper Hurley on Google. It was an awesome experience. They met all of my needs and Tara, Jim’s paralegal was on point with everything. She answered my questions in a reasonable time. I would recommend Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Posted by Kathleen | April 24, 2017
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Jim's Paralegal Tara Was Exceptional
I was hurt in a car accident in 2015. When we picked up our vehicle which was smashed up, the people at the towing company recommended Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. The investigator came round to see me very quickly. After hiring Cooper Hurley I did not have to deal with anybody. Cooper Hurley kept me in the loop. Jim Hurley's legal assistant Tara was exceptional. She always called on me and checked on me. I felt like they were part of my family.
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Posted by Mike | December 29, 2016
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An excellent injury lawyer
I hired Jim Hurley more than three years ago. My case went to trial in 2016. I was happy with the outcome of the case. Cooper Hurley are great guys. They worked their tails off for me.
Posted by Nakeia And Keith Hopkins | July 20, 2015
We're very pleased!
My husband were in a terrible car accident.Once we contacted Cooper Hurley They started handling our case right away.Tara their paralegal always was so helpful and she answered all of our questions.They made us feel so much better especially after being in horrible car accident.They made us feel like family!we are highly satisfied.
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Posted by Marvin | December 16, 2014
A great attorney to use - will recommend him to anybody
I was injured in an auto accident in Chesapeake, VA. I have known Jim Hurley from a previous law firm. When he set up his own firm, I moved all my business to him because he did a great job on the accident. I like his personality. He's a very caring person and he's very fair. I had a good result and he told me the truth all the time. He lets you know what he can do and what he can't do.
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Posted by Debbie | December 11, 2014
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My experience with James Hurley was very positive and professional. The efficiency of his staff was impeccable. If I had any questions they were immediately answered. Even after many years since my accident I still hear from James Hurley . I have recommended him to several of my friends and I will continue to do so.
Posted by Joe | September 12, 2014
Thank you Jim Hurley
I want to give a huge thanks to the Cooper Hurley Injuries Lawyers. Especially to Jim Hurley, he has been the most helpful lawyer I've ever worked with. Not only did he take into account everything I was hoping to accomplish, he also made it a quick and painless experience. I would highly recommend him to anybody I know, or anybody who is in need of his assistance. He is certainly the best at what he does. Thank you again Jim Hurley!
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Posted by David | November 12, 2013
Cooper Hurley Group
I was injured in an auto accident that wasn’t my fault a year ago. I received back and neck injuries that required physical therapy. I didn’t realize just how difficult and painful it would be to perform everyday activities like driving or working at my desk. And of course then the bills started to come in. I’ve never dealt with something like this and needed help. My girlfriend’s brother is an attorney so of course I turned to him for advice. He recommended someone who specializes in personal injury cases; he recommended the Cooper Hurley Group. Jim Hurley and his group were wonderful. They handled everything and kept me informed of the progress along the way. I couldn’t be more pleased with the service I received and especially the settlement. If you’re in need of a personal injury attorney you couldn’t find a more competent and professional firm than the Cooper Hurley Group.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Cooper Hurley PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Founder and Owner
  • Hurley Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Stafford, Herrick & Hurley
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Rutter, Walsh, Mills & Rutter
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Tidewater Legal Aid
  • 1991 - 1993
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Education

  • Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan
  • Law
  • 1990
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Injured motorcyclist recovered additional funds from UIM carrier – $215,000 Settlement
  • Settlement $215,000
  • Woman killed in Oklahoma tractor-trailer accident
  • Settlement $800,000
  • Crash survivor left with 58 percent whole-person impairment – $5,000,000 Settlement
  • $5 Million settlement
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Personal Injury Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Leaders in the Law - Class of 2020
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association CLE Matherials
  • Lawyer Advertising and Ethical Implications: Creative Ways to Market Your Practice
  • 2014
  • pamphlet
  • A Guide to Property Damage
  • 2013
  • book
  • The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents & Injuries
  • 2013
  • pamphlet
  • The Motor Vehicle Accident - Personal Injury Legal Process
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • 86th annual Southeastern Meeting
  • Injured railroad workers and FELA
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (23)
Endorse Jim
Car accident Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have been injured in an accident, you have questions. Jim is a very approchable guy who really enjoys helping people and guiding them to make smart choices."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a professional, well-respected, polished trial attorney handling personal injury cases in Virginia. He has a great reputation, and is very familiar with the Virginia courts, especially as it relates to personal injury cases. I would definitely recommend Jim!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a valued friend an colleague. He has earned the trust and confidence of his clients as an able and compassionate advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is truly a great lawyer. When people ask me if I know a personal injury lawyer, I give them Jim's name. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jim Hurley. I have referred my own immigration clients to Jim, and he has gotten excellent results for them. And his staff cannot be beat as far as client service is concerned."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is one of the leading PI attorneys in the Hampton Roads area."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are seeking representation for personal injury, I would highly recommend contacting Attorney Hurley. His years practicing personal injury law speak to his experience and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a top notch Injury lawyer who consistently gets excellent results for his clients. His commitment to professionalism and quality representation is evident in the results he obtains and the positive comments by his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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