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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Partner John Baker is Honored by Best Lawyers

NORFOLK, VA — September 6, 2023: The Best Lawyers magazines have recognized leading attorneys across the United States for decades. We are delighted to announce Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers partner John Baker has been named in the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ list.

Fewer than 20,000 attorneys across the United States made the Ones to Watch list. Lawyers are nominated by their peers in the profession “to be recognized for the monumental strides they are taking in their legal career and the impact they are making on their communities,” according to Best Lawyers. The lawyers in the Ones to Watch category have 5-9 years’ worth of experience in the legal profession.

John Baker is one of just a handful of lawyers to be recognized by Best Lawyers in Hampton Roads. He is the only personal injury plaintiffs’ attorney in Norfolk named to the prestigious Ones to Watch in America™ list.

“Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review,” the website states. “Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.”

Best Lawyers uses what it described as a “sophisticated, rational, and transparent survey process” to draw up its lists.

John Baker joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in 2018. He recently became the firm’s fifth partner. He was born and raised in Norfolk and attended Norfolk Collegiate School.

He attended Hampden-Sydney College, where he was a Venable Scholar and graduated cum laude in 2006. John attended the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, and graduated cum laude in 2010.

John is a personal injury lawyer who helps clients after they suffer injuries in car, truck, and motorcycle cases. He also represents people who end up hurt in slip and falls or those injured by defective products.

John has been selected as a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers every year since 2015. He was honored by his peers as a 2022 Top Lawyer by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ.

About Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers helps those who have been injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents across Virginia. The personal injury firm also represents family members of wrongful death victims. For more information, call or visit

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