Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Appoints Michael Salasky Of Counsel
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is happy to announce the appointment of tern injury lawyer Michael Salasky in an of counsel capacity. Salasky started work with Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at the start of May. He built a successful Norfolk-based personal injury practice over the course of four decades.
Salasky was born in Norfolk. He attended Norfolk Academy and later graduated college from Tufts University in Boston where he was awarded a B.A. in English. He received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1977.
He worked for several years as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in his hometown of Norfolk where he prosecuted criminal cases ranging from traffic court matters to murder cases.
Michael Salasky’s Professional Background
He opened his own law practice in the city in 1982 after a two-year stint in a private law office. He spent years working in divorce and child custody law, collections, bankruptcy, contract disputes, real estate, and criminal law before specializing in personal injury. Michael Salasky worked for years helping the victims of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents as well as injured pedestrians and families who lost a loved one and wanted to bring wrongful death lawsuits.
He also gained a reputation for helping great causes in the Hampton Roads community including the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, The United Way, and Mazon, a nonprofit dedicated to tackling hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. He served on the Board of Directors of the Tidewater Jewish Community Center.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a strong supporter of local nonprofits including the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
Salasky is also a long-term member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He served as a judge on City of Norfolk grievance panels and served local civic organizations.
Salasky has secured millions of dollars for injured clients. His cases include a $700,000 recovery for a trucker who was struck and seriously injured by a dump truck driver sustaining bilateral wrist fractures as well as right ankle, tibia, and fibula fractures.
He is married to Prue Salasky, who is a retired educator, a journalist with the Daily Press and an editorial writer. They have three daughters.
Meet Our Team of Personal Injury Attorneys
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is pleased to welcome Mike Salasky on board as just the latest member of our expanding team. We are a fast-growing law firm headquartered in downtown Norfolk with four partners and four associate attorneys. Earlier this year, we appointed Charles Lustig as an attorney. The firm concentrates on personal injury law, wrongful death, and railroad worker litigation. Our firm represents clients from across Virginia and from North Carolina and West Virginia. Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.