Super Lawyers’ annual awards are well-known and respected benchmarks of success across the legal profession. This year, the rating service has again recognized five of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ attorneys.
Founding partners John Cooper and Jim Hurley were named Virginia Super Lawyers in 2021. Partners Bill O’Mara and Griff O’Hanlon as well as John Baker have 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 is the firm’s newest partner. He was named as a partner at the beginning of 2020.
While all of the attorneys appear regularly on Virginia Super Lawyers’ list, the accolade is not guaranteed. Fewer than 5 percent of lawyers make the cut in Virginia and under 2.5 percent of young lawyers are named as “Rising Stars.” The five attorneys from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also appeared on the 2020 list, replicating the firm’s success in 2019.
Thomson Reuters publishes Super Lawyers Magazine. The publisher features the profiles of carefully selected attorneys and its magazines are distributed to law firms across the state and many law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines nationwide. Lawyers are selected to a Super Lawyers list in all 50 U.S. states as well as in Washington D.C.
Super Lawyers draws up its list of acclaimed attorneys after an exhaustive selection process. It gathers numerous peer nominations and evaluations backed up by independent research. Every candidate evaluation is based on “12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
Super Lawyers’ lists have a reputation for being comprehensive, authoritative, and diverse ratings of outstanding legal professionals. The directories serve as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal resources. Super Lawyers only lists legal practitioners who can be hired by the public.
John Cooper and Jim Hurley have more than six decades of combined experience helping people injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents in Virginia. The firm takes on railroad worker and brain injury cases, as well as people hurt in slip and falls. John Cooper is also licensed to represent clients in North Carolina and West Virginia. He combines his general personal injury work with helping railroad workers who end up hurt on the job. He recently wrote a book intended to help the victims of brain injuries. Jim Hurley is licensed in Florida and has represented hundreds of clients in court hearings. The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also represent families who lost loved ones to file wrongful death lawsuits. We help people who suffered harm from dangerous and defective products and medications.
Awards and affiliations recognize the reputation of lawyers and their standing among their peers. Many other attorneys refer personal injury work our attorneys.
The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are also recognized by 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 that evaluates members of the legal profession.
John Cooper and Jim Hurley are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Roundtable, a designation only open to lawyers who have won cases worth more than $1 million.
While it’s always gratifying to be recognized in awards and accolades such as Super Lawyers, the most important accolades are those from Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ satisfied clients.
Sadly people suffer terrible injuries every day in Virginia. When you are injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle wreck, you may not know where to turn. Insurance companies use many tricks to deprive you of the compensation you deserve after an injury caused by another. We assist hundreds of clients every year. Our many success stories speak for themselves. The faith our clients put in Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers and their recommendations have helped us grow our practice in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, on the Virginia Peninsula, and beyond. Please call us today if you or a family member suffered an injury due to the fault of another person.