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Five Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Attorneys Are Honored as Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers & Rising Stars at Cooper Hurley firm

NORFOLK, VA — June 28, 2022: Super Lawyers’ annual awards are longstanding and respected benchmarks of success across the legal profession. This year, the rating service has once again recognized five Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers attorneys.

Founding partners John Cooper and Jim Hurley were named Virginia Super Lawyers in 2022. Partner Bill O’Mara, formerly a Rising Star, received a Super Lawyer designation for the first time.

Griff O’Hanlon and John Baker, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ most recently appointed partners, have once again been recognized as Rising Stars.

Bill O’Mara joined the Norfolk-based firm in 2014. He became a partner in 2017. Attorney Griff O’Hanlon was named partner at the beginning of 2020. John Baker became a partner a year later.

While all of the attorneys appear regularly on Virginia Super Lawyers’ list, the accolade should not be taken for granted.  Under 5 percent of lawyers are named on the list in Virginia and just under 2.5 percent of young lawyers are named as Rising Stars.  The five attorneys from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also appeared on the 2021, 2020, and 2019 lists published by Thomson Reuters.

The publisher features the profiles of selected attorneys in its Super Lawyers Magazine. Its publications are distributed to law firms across the state and are found in many law school libraries. Super Lawyers is published as a special section in high-profile city and regional magazines across the country. Lawyers are selected to Super Lawyers lists in all 50 U.S. states as well as in Washington D.C.

Super Lawyers compiles lists of attorneys after an exhaustive selection process. It gathers peer nominations and evaluations backed up by thorough, independent research. Every Super Lawyer nomination is based on “12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

Super Lawyers’ directories serve as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for reliable legal resources. Super Lawyers only lists legal practitioners who can be hired by the public. The annual lists are well respected across the legal profession.

John Cooper and Jim Hurley, the founding partners of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, combine over six decades of experience helping people injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents in Virginia. The firm also litigates railroad worker and traumatic brain injury cases. The legal professionals at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also represent families who have lost loved ones in wrongful death lawsuits.

The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are also recognized by many other leading national rating services. Jim Hurley, John Cooper, and Bill O’Mara are rated 10 out of 10 “superb” by Avvo, a national lawyer assessment service. John Cooper and Jim Hurley are rated AV “pre-eminent” by Martindale Hubbell, a longstanding and reputable listing service that evaluates members of the legal profession.

Although it’s always gratifying to be recognized by awards and accolades such as Super Lawyers, the most important accolades are those from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ satisfied clients.

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 757-333-3333 or visit

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