About Richard Hurley
* Representing veterans & their families before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
* Extensive experience with appeals to the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
* Free initial consultation. Contingency fee representation ("no win, no fee").
Richard (Rick) Hurley represents veterans in disability cases involving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Since 2012, he has provided legal services for veterans and active military covering a wide range of legal disputes. A majority of these cases focuses on providing VA disability compensation for veterans who served in the United States Military during WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraqi War, Afghanistan and during times of peace.
From January 2017 to May 2022, he co-hosted "The Veterans News Hour" podcast every Monday on BBSRadio.com. He was a co-producer of a documentary film on the costs of war. He also helped promote the screening in Florida of Greg Lovett's 2017 documentary film on the harm to troops caused by open air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he's been a guest many times on radio stations in Tampa and Ocala, Florida, discussing veteran issues.
Rick attended Jesuit High School, Tampa, FL (1977), Florida State University (1981) and Seton Hall Law Center (1984).
He was admitted to practice in 1984 in New Jersey. He is a Member of the New Jersey Bar, and the bars of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.
Since 2021, he has led The Hurley Law Group. From 2012 to 2021, he was a partner in the law firm of Cory and Hurley Law Group. Prior to that, Rick was in private practice concentrating in the areas of general litigation, contracts and real estate law. He served as Prosecutor or Public Defender in many municipalities in New Jersey from 1989 to 2003. He serves as a Mediator and an Arbitrator for FINRA (the Regulatory Body for the SEC).
Mr. Hurley was President of the Somerset County Bar Association (1997), Member of the Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court, Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court and American Bar Association. He was named NJ State Bar Association Mentor of the Year (1993) and Young Lawyer of the Year (1994).