BIO

EDUCATION:

  • Tennessee Temple University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1970)

  • Temple Baptist Theological Seminary (M.R.E, magna cum laude, 1975)

  • Baptist Christian University (Ph.D., 1980)

  • Washington & Lee University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1986)

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Jessup International Moot Court (Rutgers Award, 1985-1986)

  • Member, Roanoke and Virginia State Bar Association

  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Best Lawyers in America

 

PUBLISHED WORK and PUBLIC SPEAKING:

  • Various articles on employment and related issues for non-profits; Questions & Answer column, ACSI Legal Legislative Update

  • Conference and Seminar Speaker: Topics regarding general liability, employment and constitutional

 

REPRESENTED CASES:

  • Cook v. Modine Mfg. Co. U.S. App. LEXIS 29560 (1991);

  • Kroger Co. v. Appalachian Power Co., 244 Va. 560 (1992);

  • General Insurance v. Page, 250 Va. 409 (1995) ;

  • Melinda Breeding, an infant, et al. v. Hensley, 258 Va. 207 (1999);

  • Dugan v. Albermarle County School Board, 148 F. Supp 2d 688 (2001);

  • Stafford v. Radford Community Hosp., 908 F. Supp 2d 1369 (2001);

  • Stafford v. Radford Community Hosp., 293 F.3d 716 (2002);

  • Doe v. Briscoe, 61 Va. Cir. 96 (2003);

  • Jarmak v. Rames, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25304 (2011);

 

PRACTICE AREAS:
Causality and Insurance Defense;
Constitutional and First Amendment;
Employment;
Private Education;
Products Liability;

 

ADMITTED:
Virginia State Bar;
1986, Supreme Court of Virginia;
US District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia;
4th & 5th, Circuit Court of Appeals;
US Supreme Court
 

John Mark Cooley

PARTNER

BIO


EDUCATION:

  • Cedarville College (B.A., with high honors, 1995)

  • Washington & Lee University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, Order of The Coif

  • Member, Virginia State Bar Association

  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Volunteer leader and instructor for various non-profit organizations

 

REPORTED CASES:

  • Dugan v. Albermarle County, 293 F.3d 716, 4th Cir. (2002)

  • Doe v. Briscoe, 61 Va. Cir. 96 (2003)

  • Burtt v. Ford Motor Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9657 (W.D. Va. 2008)

  • Willis v. Oakes, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59152 (W.D. Va. 2006)

  • Healy v. Tougaloo College, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26682 (S.D. Miss. 2011)

 

PRACTICE AREAS:
Casualty and Commercial Litigation;
Employment Discrimination;
Constitutional and Private Education Law;
Non-Profit and Religious Organizations;
and Student Conduct Hearings;

 

ADMITTED:
U.S. Supreme Court;
Virginia State Bar;
1998, Supreme Court of Virginia;
US District Court, Western District of Virginia;
5th & 4th Circuit Court of Appeals


John L. Cooley

PARTNER

ATTORNEYS
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