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William Francis O'Mara Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Norfolk, VA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Bill O'Mara


Licensed for 14 years

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  Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008 when he moved back to his home town of Chesapeake. He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University Law School. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation.

Bill O’Mara gained extensive courtroom and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads before he arrived at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017. He now dedicates his entire practice to helping injured people. He heads up a dedicated premises liability team that helps people injured in slip and fall accidents, trampoline accidents and other accidents at stores, hotels, and restaurants.

Bill O’Mara is married with two daughters and a son. He lives in Chesapeake. He gains satisfaction from helping people through tough times and giving them access to justice after they suffer injuries.

Bill O’Mara’s bar admissions are:

 

  • Virginia, 2008
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Virginia (2009)
  • United States Court of Appeals, for the Fourth Circuit (2011).

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/01/2022

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
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
13195 Warwick Blvd Suite 2-B1
Newport News, VA, 23602
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
512 Albemarle Drive
Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
50 W Queens Way, Ste 100
Hampton, VA, 23669
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
355 Crawford Street, Suite 600-D
Portsmouth, VA, 23704
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
215 Market Street
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
3443 Virginia Ave
Exmore, VA, 23350
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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Great service
Bill was very helpful and made me feel important. I will recommend this office to all of my friends
Posted by Allen | December 13, 2018
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Prompt service
Service was prompt. I was informed and each call I was aware of what was going on. The case was settled in a timely manner. Bill was very helpful.
Posted by Rashad | January 15, 2020
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The best lawyer in the state of Virginia
Me. Bill and his team made my tragic accident have the best outcome with such care and love for me and my family. They work hard and quickly to make your life much easier during incidents! I only recommend them to represent you!
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
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Great attorney
Mr. O’Mara was great, he helped me with whatever questions I had and was a great help. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal advice
Posted by Javon | November 20, 2019
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Brilliant Attorney O'Mara
I would like to Thank William O'Mara for his extraordinary hard work he put in to help me win my case. Mr. O'Mara was dedicated to helping me in everyone possible. He definitely made me feel like everything was going to be okay. I'm extremely grateful and happy that I choose Mr. O'Mara!!! Thank You to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers!!! What a wonderful law firm!!!!
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Posted by Sherlanda | October 4, 2019
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Phenomenal Service
I would like to take a moment to thank this firm for fighting for me in the time of need. I was hit head in by a drunk driver and lost my car and sustained a substantial amount of injuries. Cooper Hurley Law Firm met with me and handled all of the necessary paperwork to get my case going. Not only were they professional, they were caring, consistent, and communicated with me every step of the way. If you’re looking for an attorney that will get you the most out of your case, this is the place to go. As a military spouse, in the middle of my case we traveled overseas. Even still, Mr. O’Mara and his team reached out via email and phone, updated me on specifics of my case, and checked on my health to make sure that I was doing better. Thanks to them, I received the compensation I deserved and am very pleased with their service!! I would give ten stars if I could!! Definitely would recommend them to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer!! They are efficient, professional, and family oriented!!
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Posted by Linda | December 19, 2017
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I Was Very Pleased With Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
I was injured in Portsmouth and immediately called Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They arrived very quickly at my apartment to talk to me. I was treated with respect, courtesy and efficiency from the outset. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case. I have highly recommended Bill O'Mara to many people already.
Posted by Bassel Khalaf | June 1, 2017
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Bill O'Mara = the truth
I've referred many people to Bill O'Mara through the years because he's hands down the best in his field. If you want an honest assessment of your case from someone who's experienced enough to know the value of your claim, call Bill. He's thorough and honest. If you have an issue, he'll tell you. If you don't, he won't waste your time or your money. Either way, he'll always hear you out and he'll always tell you the truth. Definitely one of the most respected in his field and always ready to fight on your behalf!
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Posted by Pamela | February 1, 2017
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Excellent Knowledge and Expertise
I'd like to sincerely thank Cooper Hurley for helping me with my injury case. It was a complicated scenario. However, with the diligent work efforts of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, and Bill O'Mara, my lawsuit was settled satisfactorily. The knowledge and expertise of your injury law firm is excellent. I would recommend your firm to anyone that needs help with their injury case with high regards.
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Posted by Joyce | August 9, 2016
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Bill O'Mara did a great job
I was injured while getting into my parked car. The other car drove too close to me and clipped my door while I was holding it. I was a little concerned that the police officer did not give the other driver a ticket, so I decided to consult with a personal injury lawyer. The first lawyer I talked to suggested that I reach out to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, which I did. They were prompt, friendly, and always returned my calls. I am very happy with my experience with Cooper Hurley and would recommend them to anyone with a personal injury case
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Posted by Brittany | June 14, 2016
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Bill O'Mara Worked Hard For Me
I was in a car accident in Norfolk, Virginia, when the other driver ran a red light and T-boned my car, which required me to have an ankle surgery. Even though I never had ankle problems in my life prior to the accident, the insurance company refused to pay for my surgery. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers met with my podiatrist, filed a lawsuit, and took the case to trial for me. Even though we won the trial and the judge agreed my surgery was because of the accident, the insurance company continued to fight with us and appealed the verdict. Thankfully, we were able to settle the case after the trial. I am very grateful for everything Bill O'Mara and Cooper Hurley did for me. They worked very hard and sincerely cared about me and my case.
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Posted by Dranan | June 10, 2016
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Bill O'Mara Was Generous With His Time
I was badly injured in a motorcycle accident, but because of several family emergencies, I was unable to tend to my personal injury claim with the insurance company. My deadline to settle my case with the insurance company or file a lawsuit was less than one week away and the insurance company stopped returning my calls, so I called Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They met with me right away, and I couldn’t have been happier. They were incredibly professional and generous with their time and helped me reach a fair settlement of the case. If I am ever in another accident I plan to call them right away rather than trying to handle the claim myself. I would recommend Cooper Hurley to anyone with an injury claim.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2014
I would highly recommend Bill O'Mara
Bill was very skillful in the courtroom and kept me informed on how my case would proceed. I felt like he was very prepared and in complete control. Bill was always willing to discuss my case whenever I had any questions. I was very pleased with the outcome and believe that it was the best case scenario. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cooper Hurley
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Sacks & Sacks
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Summer Associate
  • Sacks & Sacks
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Intern
  • Sacks & Sacks
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Dartmouth College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • A mother and daughter were injured when a driver ran a red light
  • Settlement of $1.2 million
  • Verdict in favor of injured client
  • Verdict for Plaintiff over 40% larger than top offer made by insurance company
  • Injury at hotel
  • Settlement $400,000
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Associations

  • Leaders Forum
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Dartmouth Club of Hampton Roads
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Public Affairs Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Long-Term Care Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer 2020
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award- Nomination for Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent - Selected as Member
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Invitation for National Membership into Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Book
  • The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents & Injuries - Fourth Edition
  • 2019
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Assoication CLE Materials
  • Lawyer Advertising and Ethical Implications: Creative Ways to Market Your Practice
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Torts
  • Tort Law
  • 2019
  • Conference or Event
  • Available for Speaking Engagements
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (33)
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill O'Mara is one of the most well-respected personal injury attorneys in the Tidewater area. He has an excellent reputation for going to the wall for his clients and putting in the extra work required to ensure a great result. He's a family man and I am proud to call him a close friend. I cannot give a higher recommendation for a personal injury attorney than I can for Bill and I endorse him in the strongest terms possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill has a depth of knowledge in the area of personal injury, which is important given the myriad of issues involved with such an action. I endorse him for anyone having need of excellent counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is clever, thoughtful, and composed. He cares deeply about his clients and is passionate about helping them recover after an injury. He has a great reputation in the community, and handles all sorts of personal injury cases. I definitely endorse Bill."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. O'Mara is very knowledgeable and highly respected in the community. I highly endorse him."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bill. He is a fantastic attorney and a true advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There's no doubt Bill is a top notch catastrophic brain injury lawyer in the Hampton Roads area. He's also a go-to guy for serious auto and trucking accidents as well as wrongful death cases."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Bill since law school and have known him to be a very honest, hard working individual. Clearly his resume no demonstrates what his personality has shown. Anyone would be lucky to have him in their corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Bill. He's a great lawyer to work with. The clients I've referred to him have always been happy."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred personal injury cases to Bill and get nothing but positive feedback from those that I refer. Also, his staff is very client-oriented with great client service. I highly recommend Bill."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
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Norfolk Personal injury Lawyer William Francis O'Mara Jr.
William Francis O'Mara Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Norfolk, VA
Licensed for 14 years
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