Edward C. Hopkins Jr.

Edward C. Hopkins Jr.

About Me 

The firm’s MANAGING ATTORNEY, Mr. Hopkins focuses his practice on defamation, 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.

 

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 decisionmaking, 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.

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Arizona and Colorado

U. S. District Courts for Arizona and Colorado

U. S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 10th Circuits

U. S. Supreme Court

 

EDUCATION

 

J.D., University of Arizona
• Dean’s List
• William T. Birmingham Award
• McGuire Center Business/Law Exchange Award
• Jenckes Cup Champion
• Richard Grand Damages Champion

 

Post-Baccalaureate Studies, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Arizona
Phi Beta Kappa
• Dean’s List with Distinction

 

B.S., Management, U.S. Air Force Academy
• Commandant’s List

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Arguello Dream Catchers Law School Sí Se Puede
Arizona Bar Association
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT)
Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association
Denver Bar Association
Sam Cary Bar Association (Judiciary Committee Chair)

 

HONORS

 

Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Award (2012, 2013)
Ebony Magazine Young Leader of the Future (2003)

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

 

Business Torts: Bad Faith Breach of Insurance Contract; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Fraud (Deceit); Intentional Interference with Economic Relations; Misrepresentation; Negligent Supervision; Right of Publicity; Unfair Competition

 

Defamation (Libel & Slander): Internet Defamation; Private Figure Defamation; Public Figure Defamation; Newspaper and Network Broadcast Defamation; Social Media Defamation; Trade Libel

 

Intellectual Property: Copyright Infringement; Counterfeiting; Contributory Infringement; Dilution; Domain Name Dispute Resolution; False Advertising (violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act); Likelihood of Confusion; Reverse Confusion; Right of Publicity; Trade Secret Misappropriation

 

Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation of Likeness; Breach of Confidentiality; Camfecting (Illegal Webcam Hacking); Computer Fraud Abuse Act (CFAA) violations; Data Breach; Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) violations; False Light Invasion of Privacy; Identity Theft; Intrusion Upon Seclusion; Public Disclosure of Private Facts; Statutory Negligence (violations of state forgery, identity theft, impersonation, privacy, or wiretapping statutes); Stored Communications Act (SCA) violations; Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations

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