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Bill O'Mara

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Norfolk, VA

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
125 St Pauls Blvd, Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-333-3333
Fax: 757-455-8274
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his hometown of Chesapeake, VA. He has a B.A. 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. He has gained extensive courtroom and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Bill O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney and became a partner in 2017.

Bill O'Mara now dedicates his entire practice to helping injured people. He heads up a dedicated premises liability team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers that helps people injured in slip and fall accidents, trampoline accidents and other accidents at stores, hotels, and restaurants. He specializes in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death and injuries at a business.

Bill O'Mara has successfully won numerous high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients. He is the holder of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, Bill O'Mara has also been invited to join The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, and he is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bill O'Mara is listed as a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers and has given a number of Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


1 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

About Bill O'Mara

First Admitted: 2008, Virginia

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Educational Background

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 2004

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Court of Appeals, for the Fourth Circuit, 2011
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Virginia, 2009
  • 2008, Virginia State Bar , 2008
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers stepped in to help after hearing about a break-in at the VB Cooke Redskins’ equipment shed. The team Coach Dequan Johnson is one of partner Bill O’Mara’s former clients. Our firm donated $1,400 dollars to the team to replace the equipment lost.  , 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker for the VTLA Webinar “Weave Success into Your Law Firm’s Web Presence”, April 2020, Speaker, Weave Success into Your Law Firm’s Web Presence, VTLA Webinar, 2020
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are devastating, yet insurance companies fight hard against TBI claims. John wrote the book on traumatic brain injuries to give victims and their families valuable insight on how these complex cases are proved and won., Co-Author, The Traumatic Brain Injury Toolkit: Everything a Client Needs to Know After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, 2021

Representative Clients

  • Avvo Client Review - 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., 2020
  • Avvo Client Review - 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!, 2020


  • $1 million settlement - Callers father's car broke down; tow truck was called; he was hooking car up to tow truck when defendant struck rear of his vehicle causing caller's head to be smashed between car and tow truck. Worked with Jim Hurley on case., 2021
  • Wrongful death case settled for $625K.  Decedent was riding a motorcycle when at-fault driver made a left turn.  Agency and scope of employment of the at-fault driver was disputed.  Also allegations that Decedent failed to keep a proper lookout.  While the Decedent had three adult beneficiaries, two were estranged making settlement pre-suit at $625K strongly advisable regarding the damages claim.  , 2019
  • 375,000- Plaintiff, a nurse by trade but a stay-at-home mother at the time of the accident, suffered a shoulder fracture in an accident in Chesapeake, VA.  Plaintiff had planned to return to work once her daughter was older, but the injury would only permit her to resume work as an administrative nurse, rather than a floor nurse.  The earning capacity claim was strongly contested.  The case ultimately settled for $375,000  , 2019
  • $100,000 verdict on a $33,000 offer. Jury offered 3 times the settlement offer., 2019
  • The Plaintiff was traveling home when he struck a pick-up truck that attempted a left turn into his path. The Plaintiff suffered a serious shoulder and brachial plexus nerve injury resulting in a significant loss of function to his right arm. The case settled for $500,000. , 2018
  • Mother (83 years old) and Daughter (66 years old) were driving to get breakfast when they attempted a left turn from Route 13 in Northampton County. The Plaintiffs alleged the Defendant, while driving a personal automobile, ran a red light causing a t-bonecollision. Both Plaintiffs were knocked unconscious as a result of the crash. The case settled for 1,150,000 (Mother $525,000; Daughter $625,000)., 2017



  • , Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia , Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2022
  • Recognized by CoVa Magazine for personal injury., Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, CoVa Biz Magazine, 2021
  • , Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2021
  • CoVa BIZ’s Top Lawyers peer-to-peer survey conducts polls in the legal field to identify the attorneys who exemplify excellence in their various fields. Cova Biz lists the top rated legal professionals in the Coastal Virginia area., Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia, CoVa Biz Magazine, 2020
  • 2015 to Present, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
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Office Location for Bill O'Mara

125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-333-3333

Fax: 757-455-8274

Last Updated: 1/18/2022

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