James G. Jim Hurley, Jr.

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 Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jim Hurley is a founding partner of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers based in Norfolk, Virginia. He focuses exclusively on personal injury matters, representing people injured in Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and across Virginia as a whole.

Jim Hurley’s main areas of practice are car, truck, and motorcycle accidents as well as wrongful death cases.  Over his career, Jim Hurley has tried more than 100 cases and has obtained several verdicts and settlements for his clients in excess of $1 million.

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts, Jim Hurley attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1990. He was admitted to practice before state courts in Virginia and Florida. He was also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Jim Hurley is highly regarded by his peers. He has received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" rating from Avvo. He is recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers.

Jim Hurley set up Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers with John Cooper in 2011. The firm has grown rapidly but retained its local roots and its determination to treat its clients ‘like family’ in contrast to the big factory personal injury firms.

Jim Hurley helped secure a $5 million settlement reached during mediation of a construction truck accident and a $3.5 million settlement of a wrongful death action involving a motor vehicle accident. These results and others have earned him a membership in the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Jim Hurley is listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. He continues to stay abreast of developments in his field through his active participation in several professional organizations. He is a member of the Virginia Beach and Norfolk & Portsmouth bar associations. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About James Hurley, Jr.

Admitted: 1990, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.cooperhurley.com/firm-overview/jim-hurley/

Honors/Awards:

  • Each year Coastal Virginia Magazine conducts a survey where attorneys nominate attorney peers for the respected title of “Top Lawyer”.  The attorneys listed in this year’s class “exemplify excellence in their various fields.” , Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia , Coastal Virginia Magazine , 2019
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®: Attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics, AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7., The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia, 1990
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Florida, 1998
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents was written by Jim Hurley and John Cooper. It's a pocket guide to your rights if you are hurt in a trucking crash and the laws as pertaining to truckers., The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents, 2013
  • This is the fouth edition of The Best Book about Virginia Car Accients and Injuries written by partners John Cooper, Jim Hurley, and Bill O'Mara , Author, The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents and Injuries, 4th Edition , 2019
  • What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Virginia is a guide to motorcycle law and your rights if you are hurt as a motorcycist., What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Virginia, 2015
  • Co-written with John Cooper The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents and Injuries is a comprehensive guide to what to do if you are hurt in a car crash in Virginia., author, The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents and Injuries, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $145,000.00 settlement. Plaintiff riding her bike in the neighborhood she lives in, someone pulling out of their driveway hit her. Suffered facial fractures and injury to her knee that required stiches. She had to have two surgeries to fix the fractures to her orbital bones., 2019
  • $185,000 settlement. Wife riding on the back of a motorcycle with husband, when another vehicle pulled out in front of them causing accident. Suffered dislocated ankle, broken tibia, fibula and clavicle. This tragic accident happened while they were in the Hampton Roads area visiting from Delaware., 2019
  • $160,000 settlement. Husband driving a motorcycle with wife riding on back when another vehicle pulled out in front of them, causing accident. Suffered internal bleeding from a hematoma and broken ribs. This tragic accident happened while they were in the Hampton Roads area visiting from Delaware., 2019
  • Settled for $500,000. An Active Duty Military riding on his motorcycle when a pick-up truck cut him off, causing a bad accident that left him permanently injured. Broken neck and nerve damage to his arm, had to have several surgeries., 2018
  • $758,000 settlement. Tractor trailer rear-ended the vehicle which the plaintiff was a passenger in, causing her death and very serious injuries to other family in the vehicle. They were on their way to a baby shower., 2018
  • A van driver was hit by the driver of a box truck in Hampton Roads and was killed. John Cooper represented the van driver's family in a wrongful death case against the trucking company and secured $1.5 million at mediation., 2014
  • 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
  •  A woman from Hampton, Virginia suffered multiple serious injuries when her car was hit by a construction truck in Gloucester County. Her injuries include broken ribs, a lacerated liver and spleen, a hip fracture, a fractured pelvis.Outcome - a $5 million settlement , 2012, 2012
  • Driver who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was rear-ended by a dump truck in Virginia Beach, was awarded $350,000., 2016
  • A tow truck driver who received injuries including brain injuries when he was hit by a drunken driver in Newport News was awarded $895,000 at mediation., 2016

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Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, B.A., 1982
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Office Location for James G. Jim Hurley, Jr.

125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-455-0077

Fax: 757-455-8274

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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