John Baker

John Baker

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
Email: John Baker
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

John Baker graduated from Norfolk Collegiate in Norfolk and went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated cum laude. After undergrad, John attended the University of Mississippi School Of Law and graduated in 2010.

After passing the bar exam in 2010 John worked for an insurance defense firm for several years. This experience aids greatly in understanding insurance companies tactics and how best to fight them.

John Baker joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in 2018 where he specializes in helping those hurt in auto accidents, as well as other serious injuries and wrongful death cases. He has litigated Hampton Roads car accident and injury cases and helps people hurt in wrecks across Virginia. John Baker lives and works in Norfolk.

About John Baker

Admitted: 2010, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019
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  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia State Bar, 2019
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, 2019


  • Trip and fall injury. Settled for $400,000.00. Plaintiff's leg was shattered when he was tripped by unsafe walking conditions in the strip between the sidewalk and the curb in front of a new home for sale.  Plaintiff, a 75-year-old, and his wife were in Hampton Roads, Virginia attending an open house when he was caused to trip and fall due to improperly secured straw matting used for erosion control. Plaintiff suffered multiple fractures of the femur and knee, requiring three operations and permanent hardware. As a result of the injury, plaintiff lost two years of his life. The builder/owner of the new house fought liability strenuously. Experts disagreed about whether the straw matting was properly installed. Contributory negligence and assumption arguments were problems for the plaintiff. Even proof of the exact mechanism of injury and condition of the matting was in controversy. Finally, the defense orthopedic surgeon claimed that the second and third surgeries were caused by an event where the plaintiff banged his foot, not the original trip., 2019
  • Personal Injury-Auto Accident. Settled for $400,000.00. Plaintiff suffered serious orthopedic injuries when he was struck by a careless box truck driver who ran a red light and broadsided plaintiff. The defendant was forced to admit fault because two independent witnesses confirmed it. Plaintiff offered expert testimony about future medicals and lost wages which were hotly contested as speculative., 2019
  • T-bone accident that shattered the plaintiff's wrist. $180,000.00 verdict, VBCC. , 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
  • We represented a high school junior that  was rear ended by a business owner driving a company vehicle that failed to brake. Our client suffered extensive injuries that resulted in her missing a semester of her junior year and the chance of playing collegiate softball. The case settled in mediation 2 months before trial for 1,200,000., 2018


Educational Background:

  • Hampden-Sydney College, BA - Bachelor of Arts, 2006
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2010
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Office Location for John Baker

125 St Pauls Blvd
Ste 510
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Last Updated: 1/30/2020

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