Cooper Hurley Attorney Paige Thomas is Admitted to Practice in Norfolk’s Federal Court
Congratulations to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ attorney Paige Thomas for being admitted to practice at Norfolk’s Federal Court this month.
Paige took an oath of admission before the Hon. Rebecca B. Smith at the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Oct. 1.
She was supported by Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers partners John Cooper and Bill O’Mara. Bill formally moved her admittance to practice as an attorney before the court.
John Cooper, a founding partner at Norfolk-based Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, started off his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Rebecca B. Smith.
Paige Thomas joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in 2018. Her admittance to practice in Norfolk’s Federal Court means she can take on a wider range of injury cases. Federal court jurisdictions hear cases in which the United States is a party, cases involving violations of the Constitution or federal law, and crimes on federal land. Federal courts also hear cases based on state law that involve parties from different states.
Paige is a Norfolk native. She grew up in the Larchmont-Edgewater neighborhood. She graduated with honors from Maury High School in Ghent. She gained a reputation for excellence both in the classroom and on the sports field. As a high school freshman, Paige earned a place on Maury’s varsity soccer roster. She served as a page in the Virginia House of Delegates. She interned with the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in 2009.
Paige worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk’s Office after graduating with honors from Radford University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in political science and a minor in economics. She attended Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C. .While she was in law school, Paige interned with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office in Richmond, as well as with a host of Hampton Roads law firms.
She returned to Virginia after completing law school. She dedicated herself to public service, working in both the Norfolk and Hampton Public Defender’s Offices on adult and child cases. She became a familiar face in the courtrooms of Hampton Roads. Paige tried hundreds of cases, including jury trials for clients charged with numerous felony offenses before she joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.
Paige now helps people hurt in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents and others who suffered personal injuries. She lives in Virginia Beach and lists her interests as cycling in First Landing State Park, visiting the beach with her dog, and fishing.
Since Paige started at our rapids-growing firm, we have hired Kevin Briggs, an attorney with a long record of volunteering with Legal Aid who also worked for the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a fast-growing injury firm with seven attorneys. Please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers if you have been injured in an auto accident, slip and fall or lost a loved one through the fault of another person. Call for a free consultation.