John Cooper

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John Cooper was born and raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA. After law school at University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, John returned to his home town in 1988 to work for a federal judge in theohn Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled one of the largest auto accident settlements in recent years. The 2010 award gave $3.5 million to the child whose young father died when his vehicle was rear-ended by a careless driver.

Areas of Practice (42)

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Railroad Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757-578-9365  Phone
Year of First Admission:
1988, Virginia; 2001, North Carolina; 2002, West Virginia
Virginia Beach and Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Associations; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors); American Association for Justice (Chair, Railroad Law Section, 2008-2009; Chair, FELA Litigation Group, 2011).
Hobbies & interests:
Prior Board member of the National Conference for Community and Justice. Prior Board member of the Tidewater, Virginia, Southside Jewish Community Center (JCC). President of Ohef Sholom Temple Men's Club, Norfolk, VA, 2005-2007. Honors: Elected in 2011 to Chair the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (the largest plaintiffs' attorney organization in the United States); Elected 2010-2011, District Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Board of Governors; 2010-Current, VA “Super Lawyers” for personal injury law; 2011, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in VA”; “AV” rated since 2004 by Martindale-Hubbell; 2011, Member, Multimillion Dollar Advocates Roundtable; Ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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Hampton, Virginia

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