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Craig Matthew Hopkins

Craig Matthew Hopkins

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, DUI & DWI

About Me

Craig was born on the east coast. At the age of 11, he moved with his family to Southern California where he lived until very recently. In 1982, he graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory and in 1986 from Loyola Marymount University, with a degree in psychology. After college, Craig worked for nearly 20 years for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, first in sales and then in legal compliance. In 1998 Craig attended Southwestern University School of Law at night while maintaining his full time job during the day.

During law school, Craig worked as a certified law clerk for the Ventura County District Attorney. In his final year of law school, Craig left his job to focus exclusively on the practice of law. During that final year he clerked for the Hon. William D. Stewart in the Los Angeles County Superior Court and later for the Hon. Daniel A. Curry in the California Courts of Appeal.
Upon graduation, Craig was the recipient of several academic awards including being named to the Dean's List and earning the CALI "Excellence for the Future" Awards in both Criminal Law and Evidence.

Following law school, Craig fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved to the glorious state of Oregon where he was privileged to work for the State Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General in Salem. In 2005, Craig moved to Portland to fulfill another dream by opening his own law practice.

Craig has a reputation in the community for being straightforward, reasonable and effective. In addition to maximizing recoveries for his clients suffering personal injury, Craig also handles criminal matters in an effective and confidential manner.

Craig's personal life is filled with the things he enjoys. Golfing (poorly), camping, backpacking, lifting weights, listening to live music, taking trips to the coast, reading and cheering for New England Patriots.

Craig does not screen his calls, try him and he's likely to answer.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
    10 years, 150 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    10 years, 150 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    10 years, 2 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    10 years, 100 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Kristin L Olson

    Craig was on the other side of a lengthy personal injury trial with multiple plaintiffs that I defended in Linn County. Craig was pleasant to work with, and zealously advocated for his clients. Craig is a hard worker. Finally, in this day and age of increasingly dwindling trials, Craig actually has trial experience. That is incredibly valuable for his clients.


    Kristin Olson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Collin C McKean

    Knowledgeable, composed and committed to obtaining justice for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Collin McKean Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Hopkins Law Firm, P.C.

5200 SW Meadows Road.
Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


DCInactive 200505/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's ListSouthwestern University School of Law2001
AmJur - EvidenceSouthwestern University School of Law2001
AmJur - Criminal LawSouthwestern University School of Law1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Hopkins Law Firm, P.C.2006 - Present
AAGState of Oregon, Department of Justice2004 - 2006
Legal Compliance OfficerSmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories1991 - 2003
Marketing RepresentativeAnheuser-Busch, Inc1986 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2004 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
Mayflower Descendants of OregonMember2004 - Present
Sons of the American RevolutionChancellor2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nazeen G.$50,000
Nadene O.$175,000

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Thompson WestAdvanced Criminal Procedure2006
Lexis Nexis PublishingExculpatory Evidence: The Accused's Constitutional Right to Introduce Favorable Evidence1996

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawJurisprudenceJD - Juris Doctor2002
Loyola Marymount UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986