Before Craig Hopkins practiced law full time, he spent nearly 20 years working for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, first in sales and then in legal compliance during which he gained invaluable negotiating skills. Through years of “trial by fire” education working in the sales field, Craig discovered a wide range of negotiating methods and honed effective negotiating strategies all the while learning which situations to best apply them in. Today, these skills have proved invaluable in his endeavors to get fair and comprehensive results that best protect the interests of his clients.
Craig Hopkins believes those life experiences that challenge him to think logically and analytically serve to bolster his law practice. Also, growing up in Southern California, consisting of diverse population, has given him the tremendous gift of empathy and the ability to relate to all kinds of people. Craig tried many cases before juries and have noticed that his life experiences have helped him to bond with his jury. Once a jury likes you and your client, the rest is easy.
Craig Hopkins has a reputation in the community for being straightforward, reasonable and effective. Craig is genuinely interested in the welfare of his clients. What sets him apart is not what he can do, but how he does it. As a sole practitioner, Craig has the flexibility to choose his cases and spend the time to get to know his clients. Finding the right solution to a legal dilemma should be a collaborative effort. Often, there may be more than one way to resolve an issue.
Each client’s personal needs and concerns are taken into account in formulating a plan of action. Craig never take an assembly-line approach to his clients’ personal injury and auto-accident claims. In addition, to maximizing recoveries for his clients suffering personal injury, Craig also handle criminal matters in an effective and confidential manner.
Craig Hopkins’ personal life is filled with the things he enjoys such as golfing (poorly), camping, backpacking, lifting weights, listening to live music, taking trips to the coast, reading and cheering for the New England Patriots.
Bar Number: 040740
Southwestern University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2002
Los Angeles, CA
Criminal Law and Evidence
Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Arts, 1986
Los Angeles, CA