Maury High School Seniors Receive Donation from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has made a number of donations to Hampton Roads schools to help students through the years. In May, the Norfolk-based personal injury firm donated $2,000 to Maury High School for its Cap and Gown Day.
The Norfolk school used the money to purchase senior “swag” that was distributed along with students’ graduation attire.
Chief Marketing Officer Cassidy Lewis joined coach Janita Hess at Maury to present the donation and meet with some excited students. “We have T-shirts, lanyards, key chains, bumper sticks—all of which were happily provided for with a donation we got from Cooper Hurley,” Hess explained.
Hess noted that Maury High School has 389 graduating seniors and that many of them have an idea of what they are going to do after high school. “Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has a focus on education, and these students have endured so much in this past year-and-a-half.” Lewis said. “We couldn’t think of a better school to give to than Maury.”
The Norfolk-based personal injury firm has supported Maury High School in the past. In 2019, partner Griff O’Hanlon presented a check for $1,000 to the Varsity Men’s tennis team. The money helped the team with travel, lodging, and food expenses when it competed in the Virginia High School League Tennis competition in Richmond.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also helps graduating seniors across Hampton Roads through its Focused Driver Scholarship. Every year, three winners who highlight the dangers of distracted driving win scholarships of $2,000 each.
The firm’s community involvement has a strong emphasis on supporting education. Partner Bill O’Mara, a graduate of Indian River High School in Chesapeake, recently returned to his alma mater to make a donation of $2,500 from the law firm. “I’m a proud class of 2000 graduate of Indian River High School,” O’Mara told Principal Naomi Dunbar. My wife graduated from Indian River High School, my siblings graduated from Indian River High School, my father substitute teaches here from time to time.” “The school holds a special place in my heart, my family’s heart, so we’re happy to contribute. It’s been a challenging year, I’m sure, for the school.”
Earlier this year, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers donated $500 to Nansemond River High School in Suffolk to purchase vital safety equipment that helped keep students and staff safe as they returned to classrooms. The donation from the personal injury law firm allowed staff at the school in Suffolk to buy sanitizer dispensers and refills.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also donated $5,000 (the equivalent of 12,500 meals) to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore early this year. The money helped young people receive the food they needed to thrive and progress during the pandemic.
The donations are part of the ongoing effort by attorneys and staff at the firm, through Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Cares, to give back to the Hampton Roads community. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represents people who are injured in car, truck, or motorcycle accidents through no fault of their own. The firm also represents injured railroad workers, brain injury victims, people hurt in slip and fall accidents, and family members whose loved ones pass in wrongful death cases. For more information, call us today.