Jim Hurley

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Jim Hurley decided to become a lawyer to help people. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, he graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1990. There, he received his degree Cum Laude and finished 10th in his class of 143 students. Mr. Hurley has practiced law since 1991. Since 1993, he has helped injured victims of motor vehicle accidents secure the compensation they need to make a full recovery. Although he has settled many cases for his clients, he has also had to aggressively litigate many cases in court throughout the State of Virginia. At Cooper Hurley - Injury Lawyers, we are firm believers that you must be prepared to take a case to trial to fully protect a client’s rights. During Mr. Hurley’s career, he has tried approximately 100 jury trials and been involved in hundreds of litigation matters that were settled before trial. Not only did Mr. Hurley litigate these cases, but he also spent extensive time with his clients to prepare them for trial. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Hurley believes one of his most important jobs is to ensure his clients understand the litigation process, so they can effectively and powerfully tell the jury the story of how their injury has changed their life.

Apart from jury trials, Mr. Hurley has tried hundreds of cases in front of various judges in Virginia, arguing cases in both State and Federal Court. Mr. Hurley is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association.

Areas of Practice (37)

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Wrong Site Surgery

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757-644-3394  Phone
757-455-8274  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., 1982
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1990, Virginia; 1998, Florida
Hobbies & interests:
Golf, working with Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
Payment Information:
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4.7/5.0 (13 reviews)
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