John L. Cooley

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)

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Casualty and Insurance Defense
  • Constitutional and First Amendment
  • Employment
  • Private Education
  • Products Liability

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. Ramos, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25304 (2011);

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