John Cooper has been a personal injury lawyer, specializing in car, truck and motorcycle accident cases as well as wrongful death, brain injuries, slip and fall, product liability and FELA railroad employee injuries for over 30 years. He is a founding partner of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. The firm has offices in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Hampton, VA. His law partners are Jim Hurley, Bill O’Mara and Griff O'Hanlon.
John Cooper handles cases in Virginia, North Carolina and, West Virginia. He has taken on railroad worker injury and truck accident litigation across the United States.
John Cooper handled a truck accident/wrongful death lawsuit which resulted in the largest settlement of a motor vehicle-related case in all of Virginia in 2010, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In 2012, John Cooper and Jim Hurley handled a case in which a woman from Hampton was badly injured in a truck crash, which led to a $5 million settlement. John Cooper handled a $3.5 million trucking accident death case in Norfolk, securing $3.5 million for a child who lost a parent.
John Cooper holds numerous honors. He chaired the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. He is a Governor at Large of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He has led efforts to bring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to attorneys across Virginia. John Cooper has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers for personal injury law since 2010 (only 5% of lawyers get this listing). He holds a top AV rating since 2004 from Martindale-Hubbell, showing the highest level of skill and ethics. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Roundtable and is ranked 10 of 10 by Avvo attorney ratings. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.