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Joshua Samson Hopstone

Joshua Samson Hopstone

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appeals, Real Estate, Construction & Development, Environmental and Natural Resources, Land Use & Zoning, Oil & Gas, Business

About Me

I represent businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters, with a focus on complex real estate, land use, and construction litigation and appeals. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Litigation: 50%
    1 year
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    1 year
  3. Appeals: 20%
    1 year
  4. Business: 2%
    1 year
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Ari S Mor

    I've known Mr. Hopstone for approximately 10 years. In that time, I have known him only to be an incredible, thoughtful, and caring person. Additionally his skills as an attorney is par excellence. He is diligent and innovative in his approach to complex civil matters, and he gives each and every client the attention they deserve. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Ari Mor Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Heather Mellyn Cullen

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hopstone provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Hopstone provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers.


    Heather Cullen Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 215
Westlake Village, CA, 91361




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateFerguson Case Orr Paterson LLP2010 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ventura County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Ventura County BarristersTreasurerN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Esquire NetworkMemberN/A
VCBA Natural Resources SectionBoard MemberN/A
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Finberg v. Manset (2014) 228 Cal.App.4th 529Prevailed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalCalifornia's Evolving Fracking Regulation2015
Citations (VCBA)Breaking News Flash: Fracking Is Still Controversial2015
Citations (VCBA)From Rails to Trails and Back Again2014
Los Angeles Daily JournalAnother Lackluster Year for CEQA Reform2013
Los Angeles Daily JournalThe Modern Role of the Maxims of Jurisprudence2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalCitizens United and Judicial Elections2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalDark Money: Anonymous Campaign Finance2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Michigan Law SchLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Univ of California San DiegoPolitical Science; Law & Society (double major)BA - Bachelor of Arts2007

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ventura Chamber of Commerce Legal WorkshopBusiness Litigation Basics2015
Ventura Chamber of Commerce Legal WorkshopBusiness Formation for Business Folks2014
American Public Works Association (Ventura County Chapter)Preparing and Approving CEQA Documents in the Face of Litigation2014
VCBA Natural Resources Section MCLEGreenmail: a Guide to Current Practical and Legislative Responses to CEQA Abuse2013