Mr. Edward Charles Hopkins, Jr.

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The firm's MANAGING ATTORNEY, Mr. Hopkins focuses his practice on defamation, trade libel, invasion of privacy, and trade secrets litigation. He represents individuals, institutions, and businesses whose reputations, careers, brands, or goodwill have been wrongfully devalued or harmed due to others' false, misleading, or deceptive statements. He also represents individuals and businesses whose intellectual property, personality, publicity, or privacy rights have been infringed or violated. He will consider litigating employment discrimination or sexual harassment cases involving acts of defamation, invasion of privacy, physical assault, or rape that shock the conscience.

A First Amendment proponent, Mr. Hopkins agrees that everyone is entitled to express their opinions or report verified facts to the public subject to only a few limitations. Skilled, ethical, and diligent investigative reporters, journalists, newscasters, and even bloggers play important roles in a healthy democratic republic.

Since the average person lacks the time, resources, or ability to fact-check everything, Mr. Hopkins also agrees that no one has the right to publish false or misleading statements to the public. No one has the right to wrongfully obtain or abuse private information or trade secrets. No one has a right to misappropriate intellectual property. Individuals, media companies, and other profit-seeking businesses harm the public and violate others' legal rights when they do it. Their unlawful conduct can corrupt our elections, hinder rational economic decision-making, and thwart fair business competition. It can also give rise to defamation, intellectual property, or invasion of privacy claims. Mr. Hopkins holds accountable people and businesses who abuse the public's trust and harm his clients in the process.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Hopkins was a U.S. Air Force acquisitions officer, defense industry entrepreneur, and management consultant. He has supervised and trained dozens of employees, managed hundreds of millions of dollars, and worked in several countries. He and his wife raised a son and daughter together. Both are college graduates. Their daughter is a foreign language instructor. Their son is a military officer. Mr. Hopkins enjoys lifting weights, reading, watching Air Force Academy Football, and dating his wife.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Libel
  • Slander and Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(602) 714-7172  Phone
(602) 714-7173  Fax
University Attended:
United States Air Force Academy, B.S., Management, Commandant's List; University of Arizona, Post-Baccalaureate Study, Linguistics & Philosophy, 2005
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2010
Year of First Admission:
2014, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2011, Arizona Supreme Court; 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2012, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; 2014, U.S. Supreme Court; 2011, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; 2011, Colorado Supreme Court
American Association for Justice
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Bar Association – Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT)
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Sam Cary Bar Association (Judiciary Committee Chair 2011-2014)
Captain, U.S. Air Force, 1995-2000; Cadet, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1991-1995
Birth Information:
September 4, 1973
Hobbies & interests:
Entrepreneurship, Linguistics, Philosophy, Reading, Sociology
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

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Phoenix, Arizona