Mr. Edward Charles Hopkins, Jr.

Mr. Edward Charles Hopkins, Jr.: Attorney with HopkinsWay PLLC

Biography

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
www.hopkinsway.com
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:
2011
Admission:
2011, Arizona Supreme Court; 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2011, Colorado Supreme Court; 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
Memberships:
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)
Military:
Captain, U.S. Air Force, 1995-2000; Cadet, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1991-1995
Languages:
Spanish
Birth Information:
September 4, 1973
ISLN:
921860647
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

Peer Reviews

Client Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (2 reviews)
  • 100% (2 recommendations)
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/09/17 in Communications and Media.

    This attorney gave my partners and me the most sound and strategic legal advice we've received since starting our foundation. We were ready to sue but Ed gave us a strategy to recover our losses and avoid negative press, which none of us could afford... Read more

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    This attorney gave my partners and me the most sound and strategic legal advice we've received since starting our foundation. We were ready to sue but Ed gave us a strategy to recover our losses and avoid negative press, which none of us could afford. He is clearly a scholar and well-versed on numerous topics which helped him guide us through tricky territory with a couple of less-than-stable donors with mental issues. His expertise is priceless. Read less

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  • Recommended 4.8/5.0 Rated on 09/17/15 in Communications and Media.

    After leaving my previous position I learned a senior executive was telling patients and staff lies that if spread would have prevented me from finding employment in my sensitive field. My demands to stop were ignored so I was somewhat flabbergasted... Read more

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    After leaving my previous position I learned a senior executive was telling patients and staff lies that if spread would have prevented me from finding employment in my sensitive field. My demands to stop were ignored so I was somewhat flabbergasted by how quickly my former employer responded when Mr. Hopkins sent a cease and desist letter. The lies stopped and I received payment. I am now employed but without Hopkins' representation I might not be. Thank you sincerely for all your help. Read less

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