John M. Cooper is a partner at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in Norfolk, Virginia. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury law, he has represented plaintiffs throughout the Hampton Roads area who have been injured by others in cases involving motor vehicle and railroad accidents, the Federal Employers Liability Act and wrongful death for over 25 years.
After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Cooper earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. Mr. Cooper is admitted to practice before all state courts in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. His firm has client meeting locations in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Exmore.
Having secured multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for his clients, including $3.5 million for a child who lost his father in a car accident and $5 million for a woman who sustained several injuries after her car was hit by a construction vehicle, Mr. Cooper is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Society of Legal Advocates. His track record has not gone unnoticed by his peers, as attested to by the AV-Preeminent* rating he has received from Martindale-Hubbell and his 10.0 "Superb" Avvo rating.
In 2015, Mr. Cooper was elected Governor at Large for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association after serving many years on the Board of Governors. Mr. Cooper has also served as chair of the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and is an active participant in the Norfolk & Portsmouth and Virginia Beach bar associations. Frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals on matters relating to his practice area, he has written several articles for continuing legal education presentations and has authored numerous books on personal injury topics.
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Admitted 1988, Virginia
Professional Webpage: www.cooperhurley.com/firm-overview/john-cooper/
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Last Updated: 12/1/2016