Edward C. Hopkins Jr.’s Guides

Edward C. Hopkins Jr.

Denver Libel / Slander Lawyer.

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  1. Defending Depositions: Attorney Objections

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, almost 2 years ago.

    This brief guide will help witnesses whose testimony will be taken during sworn depositions to better understand the reasons why attorneys make the objections they make during depositions.

    6 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. Defamation per se in Colorado: Falsely Alleging Someone Had an Extramarital Affair

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, over 2 years ago.

    Colorado recognizes the tort of defamationper se. When someone is falsely accused of (1) committing a crime, (2) engaging in professional misconduct, (3) having a loathsome disease, or (4) engaging in sexual misconduct, the person who made the false accusation could be liable to ...

    6 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. How Should I Choose My Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, over 2 years ago.

    Friends who live in states where my law firm does not practice law have asked me how theyshould choose their personal injury lawyers.My answer was simple: Hire the personal injury lawyer who cares most about you and your family. Most expected me to provide a longer answer, one th...

    5 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. Are Colorado Parents Liable for the Wrongful Acts of Their Children?

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, over 2 years ago.

    The mere fact that a child (someone under 18 years old) has a parent (or guardian) will not make the parent liable for the child's wrongdoing. If a normal child commits an unforeseeable wrongful act that harms someone else despite his or her parent's reasonable supervision, then ...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. The Contingent Fee Agreement & Access to Justice

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, over 2 years ago.

    "There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot." Derek C. Bok, American lawyer and former Harvard University President, A Flawed System, Harvard Magazine, May-June 1983. The contingent fee agreement empowers victims of others' negl...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  6. Exposing Nonverbal Lies on Cross-Examination

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, over 2 years ago.

    The average juror interprets certain nonverbal cues as signals a witness is attempting to deceive the court. These nonverbal cues may or may not indicate the witnesss actual attempt to deceive. Indeed, scientific evidence suggests that the average juror would not consistently det...

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  7. Warning - Do Not Text about Your Accident or Post about it on Facebook or Twitter!

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, over 2 years ago.

    Believe it or not, the first thing some people do after they have been involved in an accident is text their friends or update their Facebook statuses. This can come back to hurt them if they are forced to file a lawsuit after pre-litigation settlement negotiations fail. Some mes...

    5 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. Defamed in Colorado?

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, almost 3 years ago.

    Defamation can be a serious offense. When someone's reputation is damaged, it can cause him or her serious economic harm and emotional distress. Professionals whose livelihoods depend on their reputations for good character, integrity, or trustworthiness, can lose their jobs, the...

    11 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. The Clock Could Be Ticking: Colorado Public Entity and Public Employee Notice of Claims Requirements

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, about 3 years ago.

    If a Colorado state, county, city, or university organization or contractor, through the acts or omissions of one its employees or agents, could be a defendant in your personal injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, or wrongful death claim, the clock could be ticking. I...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  10. Texting While Driving is More than Merely Negligent

    Written by attorney Edward Hopkins, about 3 years ago.

    Believe it or not, the first thing some people do after they have been involved in an accident is text their friends or update their Facebook statuses. This can come back to haunt them. Some messages people send through cell phones or social media sites can be discovered during l...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

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