Jim Hurley

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
125 Saint Pauls Blvd
Suite 510
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 455-0077

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials a staggering number and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014-2020.

Jim lives in the Larchmont area of Norfolk. He is married to Pam, a Norfolk schoolteacher and has two children who are presently studying at college. Every year, Jim Hurley supports countless good causes in the Hampton Roads area and further afield.

Practice areas

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Wrongful death

Bar admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Florida, 1998
  • Virginia, 1990


  • Ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO, a national lawyer assessment service
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® : attorney reputation assessment system, showing the highest level of skill and ethics
  • 2019-2021 Top Lawyer by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVaBIZ
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014-2020


  • J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1990
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1982

Professional associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association