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John Cooper - Norfolk, VA

125 St. Pauls Blvd.Suite 510 Norfolk, VA 23510

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Updated: 11/11/2021

Norfolk Personal injury Lawyer


John 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 the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

About John Cooper

Practice Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Railroad crossing and train wrecks

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1988
  • North Carolina, 2001
  • West Virginia, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice, 2008 - 2009 (Chair of the Railroad Law Section)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present (Co-Chair of the Litigation Support Committee)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present (District Governor for the Second District)
  • Transportation Communications International Union (Legal Counsel)
  • Primerus International Society of Law Firms, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Law & Politics Magazine, 2010 - Present (Virginia )
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
  • California, University of Berkeley, CA, 1985
    Honors: Anthropology

Classes and Seminars

  • Handling a Personal Injury Case: Phone Call to Verdict, Virginia Beach Bar Association, 2009
  • Handling the Auto Injury Claim, National Business Institute, 2009
  • AAJ Railroad Law Section: Education Program Planner and Moderator, American Association of Justice Annual Convention, 2009
  • Motions In Limine and Jury Voir Dire in Injury Cases, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Effectively Using Medical Evidence in Court, National Business Institute, 2006


Other Sources of Feedback About John Cooper

Included on the 2023 Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John Cooper on Super Lawyers


  • Elected in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to Chair the FELA Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • Elected in 2010 and re-elected again every year through 2014 as a District Governor from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors
  • Listed among VA “Super Lawyers” for personal injury law since 2010
  • Chosen in 2011 and every year since for “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in VA”
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Member since 2011 in the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Roundtable
  • Ranked 10 of 10 (“Superb”) by AVVO
  • 2012 Clients’ Choice, Car Accident Lawyer, by AVVO

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125 St. Pauls Blvd.Suite 510 Norfolk, VA 23510

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Accepts Credit Cards


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