Biographical Information

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. He attended Indian River High School in Chesapeake. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University Law School.

Bill O’Mara gained extensive courtroom and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads before he arrived at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017. He now dedicates his entire practice to helping injured people. He heads up a dedicated premises liability team that helps people injured in slip and fall accidents, trampoline accidents and other accidents at stores, hotels, and restaurants.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

  • Virginia, 2008
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Virginia (2009)
  • United States Court of Appeals, for the Fourth Circuit (20


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, 2017 – Present
  • Associate, Cooper Hurley, 2014 – 2017
  • Associate, Sacks & Sacks, 2008 – 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia, Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top Lawyer of Coastal Virginia, Coastal Virginia Magazine, 2020
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 The National Trial Lawyer, 2019

Professional Associations

  • Leaders Forum Member 2020 – Present
  • Dartmouth Club of Hampton Roads Member 2014 – Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association Member 2014 – Present
  • American Association for Justice Member 2014 – Present
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee Committee Member 2014 – Present

Verdicts & Settlements

  • A mother and daughter were injured when a driver ran a red light Settlement of $1.2 million
  • Verdict in favor of injured client Verdict for Plaintiff over 40% larger than top offer made by insurance company
  • Injury at hotel Settlement $400,000
  • Death following accident with tractor trailer on I-664 in Chesapeake Virginia $700,000.00
  • Birth injury causes permanent nerve damage $1,750,000.00 Verdict


  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Torts, 2019
  • Best Practices for Negotiating with Insurance Companies, 2018