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Christopher Benton Hopkins

Christopher Benton Hopkins

Practice areas:

Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Construction & Development, Internet, Appeals

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About Me

I am a litigation attorney based in West Palm Beach, Florida.  I handle cases throughout the State of Florida.  I have a general practice, handling all types of civil trial cases for individuals and families — as well as serving as counsel for local and international businesses.


Recent areas of practice includes construction, corporate, defamation, health care, internet (e.g., cloud, hacking, social media), injury, nursing home/ALF, professional malpractice, and probate matters.


* 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

Licensed since 1997

  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Internet: 20%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 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 Standing199705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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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
ShareholderCole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.1998 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Forum Club of the Palm BeachesN/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