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Christopher B. Hopkins is an AV-rated Florida lawyer and partner at McDonald Hopkins LLC.  He divides his time between trial and appellate work: commercial, construction, health, medical, professional, and probate.

In addition to his work in the courtroom, Christopher’s practice frequently involves emerging technologies, including contract drafting, litigation, and regulation in: app development, bitcoin/virtual currency, cloud computing, data breach, defamation, drones, e-discovery, e-retention, EULA, internet crimes, medical marijuana, privacy, social media discovery/policy, and internet contracts.

* developed two law-related iPhone apps

* civil circuit mediator (foreclosure certified) and arbitrator

* 7 years on Florida Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite" list



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Internet: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Construction & Development: 20%
  5. Appeals: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

McDonald Hopkins

505 S. Flagler St.
3d floor
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401


DCActive 201509/03/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberMcDonald Hopkins LLP2015 - Present
ShareholderAkerman Senterfitt2010 - Present
ShareholderButzel Long2008 - 2010
PartnerCole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Palm Beach County Bar BulletinWill Twitter Ruin Your Legal Writing?2010
Palm Beach County Bar BulletinFacebook Privacy Settings2010
Palm Beach County Bar BulletinLawyers Guide to Foursquare & Yelp2010
Palm Beach County Bar BulletinDoes Your Firm Have a Social Networking Policy?2009
Trial Advocate QuarterlySocial Networking Sites for Lawyers & Jury Selection2009
Trial Advocate QuarterlyBuilding a Better Proposal for Settlement2008
Trial Advocate QuarterlyEyewitness Reliability: The JFK Assassination and Simmons v. State of Florida2007
Andrews Litigation ReportersGuide to Enforcing Arbitration2006
Trial Advocate QuarterlyEmerging Trends and Conflicts in the Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses2006
Trial Advocate QuarterlyThe Perils of Enforcing 'Favored' Arbitration2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoollawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Wesley Theological SeminaryReligionMA - MastersN/A
University of RichmondReligionBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A