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
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Griffin O'Hanlon is an experienced attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers where he focuses on helping his clients after they have been injured in car, motorcycle, or trucking accidents.

Every case is different and requires a different approach. Some cases can be resolved through settlement while others require 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:

  • Norolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair , 2018
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association , 2018
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association , 2018
  • American Association of Justice , 2018
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association , 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
  • 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
Office Location for Griffin O'Hanlon

125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Last Updated: 11/16/2018

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