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Lisa Mary-Frances Hopkins

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Child Support, Appeals, Adoption

About Me

I am committed to providing the highest level of dedication to the clients I serve.


I practice in family law, child custody, national child abduction and international child abduction cases, child support, Protection From Abuse cases, child dependency and parental termination cases, adoptions, unemployment comp., and contract negotiations disputes. I am sensitive to domestic violence in my cases and the unique issues that presents in child custody and other cases. I take pride in my clients trusting that I know their case very well each step along the way. 


 


Also a freelance attorney for other attorneys in PA, Maine, Hawaii, Virginia, D.C., and California, writing briefs, pleadings, and petitions. I also serve as a consultant to other attorneys on child abduction cases to return children to the left-behind parent. 


 


I have over twenty years of varied experience across a wide variety of industries, including nursing home health care, severe brain trauma, and rehabilitation before entering the practice of law. Representing residents and their families, I have counseled clients in nursing home abuse or neglect cases from my extensive knowledge of healthcare industry practices. I am very familiar with and have experience in restorative therapies for geriatrics and persons suffering from various cognitive deficiencies or head trauma, and assisted living and nursing home care practices from a professional career in the industry. This includes 13 years healthcare experience, including: nursing home administration, rehabilitative and geriatric healthcare, contract negotiations, recreational therapy, and social services. This former experience included overseeing therapy Medicaid/Medicare compliance issues.


 


I serve on the Legal Studies and the Paralegal College ABA Advisory Board of Central Pennsylvania College, an ABA-approved college. 



As an active volunteer attorney in the “Wills for Heroes” program, I give time to create wills and power of attorney documents for first responders and their spouses free of charge.


 


I also volunteer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offering free tax return preparation assistance through these IRS-sponsored programs.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Child Custody: 50%
  2. Child Support: 25%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Adoption: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    An absolutely incredible attorney who helped me with a complex child abduction case between Pennsylvania and Kansas. We were successful having the children returned safely to Pennsylvania and ending this case expeditiously. Lisa also has significant experience with international abductions and, as a result of her diligence, obtaining excellent results It is hard to find someone so committed to her profession and her ethics.

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    Gregory Pavlovitz
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Tilman Paul Larson

    I endorse this lawyer. Lisa utilizes her vast experience in child custody, child support, and adoption cases and her acute knowledge of the law to successfully represent her clients, even in very difficult situations.

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    Tilman Larson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2023 North Second Street
Suite 210
Harrisburg, PA, 17102

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive201008/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHopkins Law Office2010 - Present
Board Member of the Paralegal and Legal Studies Advisory BoardCentral Pennsylvania College2009 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeN/A2011 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession CommissionN/A2011 - Present
Dauphin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Central Pennsylvania CollegeParalegal StudiesAssociate of ScienceN/A
Central Pennsylvania CollegeMarketing & FinanceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Conference Commission of Child AdvocacyKeynote Speaker on Children and Young People's Issues & Advocacy2015