Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Partner Griffin O’Hanlon Elected to Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s Executive Committee
Bar associations play an important role in making the legal profession more accessible to the public and in holding educational events for legal professionals. We are delighted to announce Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Partner Griffin O’Hanlon was recently sworn in to the executive committee of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association (NPBA).
The eleven-member executive committee of the NPBA is charged with overseeing the association’s subcommittees and running the operations of the association as a whole. It coordinates with members of the bench and bar on local issues pertinent to the practice of law, facilitates community engagement, organizes social events for its members, and hosts continuing legal education seminars.
Griffin O’Hanlon joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an attorney in the fall of 2015 and became partner in 2020. He has been an active member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association since 2011. Prior to his election, Griffin served as Chair for the Young Lawyers Section of NPBA. He also served as Co-Chair of the association’s Mock Trial Committee during the early years of his membership.
As well as being an executive committee member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Griff is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Virginia Beach Bar Association. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) every year since 2019.
The NPBA has served the Hampton Roads legal profession, the judiciary, and the public for well over a century—ever since 1900. It is headquartered in the City of Norfolk Courthouse at 150 Saint Pauls Boulevard, just across the street from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ main office.
The Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association’s mission is to promote the administration of justice, to educate the public about the important role law plays in their daily lives, and to enhance the image of the legal profession in the local community.
The association boasts six committees that help lawyers throughout Hampton Roads. They include the mock trial committee, which works with Norfolk Public Schools and solicits attorney volunteers to coach middle school teams for trial competitions.
The pro bono committee works closely with the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia to sponsor programs to raise awareness of pro bono services in the legal profession.
Continuing Legal Education is one of the most important services provided by the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association. The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have taught at many CLE events on issues such as automobile accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and injuries at businesses in Virginia.
The NPBA hosts a Bench Bar Conference every year. This year’s topic was COVID-19 and the courts. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers was a sponsor of the event. The NPBA also hands out two scholarships in the amounts of $3,000 and $2,000 every year to deserving local students.
The bar association also hosts the Norfolk Law Library, a public law library and non-profit foundation, to serve the legal research needs of lawyers, the general public, and the courts. The library works with the local community to improve access to legal and law-related information and to support the law library profession.
Griffin O’Hanlon and his fellow attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represent people who have been injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents through no fault of their own. We also represent injured railroad workers, people hurt in slip and fall accidents, and families of people lost to wrongful deaths. Please call us for a free consultation.