Griffin O'Hanlon

Griffin O'Hanlon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Norfolk, VA

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
 | 125 St Pauls Blvd, Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-455-0077
Fax: 757-455-8274
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Griff O’Hanlon represents clients who have suffered injuries in car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and cycling accidents. He also helps people who are hurt at businesses in slip and fall incidents and the families of those who lose a loved one in wrongful death cases. O'Hanlon became the fourth partner at the firm just over four years after he was hired as an attorney in the fall of 2015. O’Hanlon obtained his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law with a concentration in civil litigation. 

Regardless of the circumstances, Griff strives to achieve favorable results for his clients through determination and hard-work. 


About Griffin O'Hanlon

Admitted: 2011, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association , 2018
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association , 2018
  • American Association of Justice , 2018
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association , 2018
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Former Chair , 2018


  • The Plaintiff was seriously injured when he was crossing a busy intersection and struck by the Defendant motorist. Following thecollision, the Defendant told the investigating police officer that he had a red traffic signal as he approached the intersection, cameto a complete stop and then proceeded to make a right turn on red after looking to ensure his path was clear. As the Defendantmade his right turn on red, he struck the Plaintiff who was a pedestrian crossing the intersection. According the the police officer'sinvestigative notes, when the Defendant's lane of travel was faced with a red light, as the Defendant claimed, the Plaintiff'spedestrian crossing light would have signaled "Do Not Walk". As such, the investigating officer concluded that the Plaintiff hadentered the intersection against a "Do No Walk" signal and in violation of Virginia law.The insurance carrier refused to make a settlement offer citing Plaintiff's contributory negligence. At the arbitration hearing, therewas conflicting evidence as to whether the Plaintiff had in fact entered the intersection against a "Do Not Walk" signal or crossedwithin the designated crosswalk. Given the extent of Plaintiff's head and neck injuries, he had no independent recollection of thecollision itself. After the arbitrator heard evidence, Plaintiff's counsel argued that the Defendant had failed to carry its burden toprove Plaintiff was contributorily negligent or, if it had carried its burden, that Plaintiff's contributory negligence was not a proximatecause of his injuries. A written arbitration in favor of the Plaintiff was awarded for the policy limits of $100,000., 2017
  • Plaintiff was a passenger in a work truck that was rear-ended while stopped at a red light.  The Defendant did not stay at the scene and later fled from responding police officers.  The Defendant was apprehended and presented belligerently to police.  When requested, the Defendant refused to submit to a breath or blood test to determine whether he was under the influence of alcohol.  Based on other evidence collected by police, the Defendant was charged with DUI.  The Defendant subsequently pleaded guilty to DUI, 3rd offense within ten years. As a result of the collision, the Plaintiff suffered muscular injuries to his neck and back.  The Plaintiff received conservative care for three months and incurred medical expenses totaling $16,423.80.  At mediation, the parties agree to resolve the case for $150,000.00., 2018
  • Plaintiff was riding her road bicycle on a two-way road in York County, Virginia.  Plaintiff was traveling in the same direction as vehicular traffic and situated next to the right shoulder.  The Defendant, failing to see the Plaintiff approaching, backed a pick-up truck out of a driveway to Plaintiff’s right. As a result, the Plaintiff collided into the rear, passenger side of the truck bed and was thrown from her bicycle.  Upon impact with the roadway, the Plaintiff’s helmet cracked and she lost consciousness. The Plaintiff suffered several facial fractures which required surgical repair.  A plate and screws were inserted around Plaintiff’s right eye socket to stabilize the bones and facilitate healing.  The Plaintiff remained under a doctor’s care for the next five months and incurred a total of $20,111.17 in medical bills., 2018
  • Plaintiff was a passenger in a church van that was traveling throughout Norfolk providing food and other assistance to the homeless community.  While stopped at a red light, the church van was struck on the driver’s side by the Defendant.  Upon arrival, the investigating police officer noted that the Defendant smelled of alcohol and placed the Defendant under arrest. After removing herself from the church van, the Plaintiff began to feel ill.  She was transported to the hospital via ambulance where it was determined that she suffered an aggravation of her pre-existing atrial fibrillation.  The Plaintiff spent two nights in the hospital as her attending physicians monitored her heart rate.  After discharge, she had one follow-up appointment with her cardiologist.  In total, the Plaintiff incurred $43,232.48 in medical expenses. The Defendant was also transported to the hospital from the scene of the collision.  Due to the suspicion of alcohol consumption, the Defendant had his blood drawn pursuant to implied consent.  Testing by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science showed that the Defendant had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.32 % by weight by volume.  The Defendant was subsequently charged with DUI, 2nd offense within two years.  Given the level of the Defendant’s intoxication at the time of the collision, the Plaintiff sought an award on punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages., 2018
  • Plaintiff, a senior citizen, was a customer at a local restaurant. As she was walking through the dining area, she caught her foot on a black, rubber mat which was not flush with the floor causing her to fall to the floor. Upon impact with the ground, Plaintiff felt a pop in her right shoulder and immediately experienced pain. Plaintiff received emergency medical attention following her fall and x-rays revealed a four-part fracture of her right, proximal humerus which required surgical repair. Case settled for $375,000, 2018
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Office Location for Griffin O'Hanlon

125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Last Updated: 1/30/2020

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