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Jim Hurley


Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014-2021.
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Jim lives in the Larchmont area of Norfolk. He is married to Pam, a retired Norfolk schoolteacher and has two adult children. Every year, Jim Hurley supports countless good causes in the Hampton Roads area and further afield.

  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1990
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1982
  • Listed among VA “Super Lawyers” for personal injury law 2014-2024 (only 5% of lawyers get this listing)
  • Ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO, a national lawyer assessment service
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® : attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics
  • 2019-2023 Top Lawyer by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ
  • Recognized by Lawyers of Distinction for work in Personal Injury Law, 2021-2024
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite: Civil Litigation, 2023
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list, 2019, 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers Motor Vehicle Membership, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Florida, 1998
  • Virginia, 1990
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Catastrophic Injury, Construction Accidents, Dog Bites, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Injuries, School Bus Accidents, Severe Burns, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Truck Accidents, Unintended Acceleration, Whiplash, Premises Liability, Hit and Run

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