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Edward C. Hopkins Jr.

Libel and slander Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Civil Rights and Defamation Lawyer, serving Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Colorado Springs

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 1 year
    Colorado - CO 13 years
    Arizona - AZ 12 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State GA
    Acquired 2023
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Police brutality and misconduct, employment discrimination, and whistleblower protection.

    6 years

  2. Libel and slander
    Defamation litigation First Amendment litigation

    13 years

Ed Hopkins fights for those who cannot. He is a veteran officer of the United States Air Force. He's a skilled and engaging trial lawyer, a dedicated litigator who advocates for the marginalized and disenfranchised, and a trusted counselor. From successfully representing clients in employment discrimination and wage theft cases to police misconduct, brutality, and excessive force cases, Attorney Hopkins and the lawyers at Rathod Mohamedbai are dedicated to helping others. They serve as a beacon of hope for those who have suffered injustice. The lawyers at Rathod Mohamedbhai have obtained two of the largest civil rights settlements for their clients in Colorado history.

If you think you are a victim of wage theft, discrimination by your employer, police brutality, or a civil rights violation, call today for a free consultation.





Colorado, Georgia, and Arizona

U. S. District Courts for Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico

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

U. S. Supreme Court

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Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
2701 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO, 80205


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hopkins, Edward: my consultation was incredibly informative and put me at ease. This attorney is assertive, highly knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by Vanessa | September 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable lawyer
Very patient and knowledgeable lawyer, even when I fully didn't understand my case Mr. Hopkins went above and beyond to explain things to me, the possible outcome of my decisions and the best way to approach the case.
Posted by Michael | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trial Lawyer
I hired Ed Last year regarding defamation hurting my business. His services have been priceless. I learned about Ed through a trial of his. My son was on the jury and raved about this lawyer who eviscerated the defense and entertained the jury and the judge at the same time. My son went in thinking it would be impossible for Ed to prove the allegations but after listening to him and his partner for 4 days he had to find for Ed's client. I'm an old guy who's served on 3 juries and I don't recall being impressed by the lawyers. Ed discouraged me from suing, but I'd love to see him in trial, on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defamation defense, P'hysicain
Mr. Hopkins defended me against a defamatory, false review on Yelp. Unfortunately the internet can be the repository of the coward, the unbalanced, and the difficult hope you never need him but if you do, don't look elsewhere
Posted by Avi | February 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My highest recommendation
An attorney friend suggested that I contact Mr. Hopkins after I learned that a medical provider had posted my confidential information to the internet. Mr. Hopkins patiently answered all of my questions and provided me with the information I needed to make an informed decision. After retaining Mr. Hopkins, he and his staff followed through on all of their promises to me. Mr. Hopkins negotiated a settlement I was very happy with. I highly recommend Mr. Hopkins and his firm for anyone needing help in this area.
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Posted by Andre | February 9, 2014
Excellence in every catergory!!!
There is not enough words to describe how Great Mr. Ed Hopkins and his staff work. They took my case when no one else would. We were Very satisfied with the out come of our settlement. When dealing with these kind of cases in the future. Mr. Ed Hopkins is on top of me and my families list. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. I would also recommend him to you as well. Thank you Mr. Ed Hopkins and Staff. Our family will always be thankful.
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Posted by David | October 4, 2012
I recommend not only the attorney, I recommend the counselor
The word “attorney” is insufficient in Ed’s case. He is also an excellent business counselor. He understands entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. More importantly, he understands business professionals--how we think and how we compete. His skill and tact in representing me were invaluable. It was obvious that his past experiences as a military officer and entrepreneur informed the strategic legal advice he gave to me. He helped me imagine all the likely scenarios and their legal consequences before recommending the courses of action I should take. I seriously doubt a lawyer who lacks the real world negotiation and business building experience Ed has could have advised me as wisely as Ed did. Without reservation I recommend not only the attorney, I recommend the counselor.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2012
A letter of thanks to you Mr. Hopkins.
Dear Mr. Hopkins, I am writing you today because I want to express my gratitude to you for the superior legal advice and service you provided to my husband and I. When my sister began spreading her outrageous lies about both my personal character and my husband’s personal and professional character, we were at a loss. Nothing like this had ever happened to us before. Even though my sister knew all of her allegations were without merit she continued to harass us daily. It was a horrible time for our family. As you know, I had just lost my dear mother and was suffering from that emotional loss. We felt so alone until we met with you. The firm letter you wrote my sister articulating the laws of the state of Colorado and the punishment that goes along with defamation/defamation per say and slander is what finally caused her to heed the warnings to stop. My sister immediately obeyed the cease and desist letter you wrote her. I am not exaggerating when I say you were a God send to us. You were honest, professional, knowledgeable and empathetic to our situation. Your asstance was immeasurable and we will always be grateful for your wisdom. It is clear that you love the law and you fight for what is moral and right. Thank you again and God bless you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2012
A Brilliant Lawyer with Real World Business Experience
Ed Hopkins is the smartest person I know. He's a brilliant lawyer. He helped me deal with some very tricky legal issues before I launched my business. His years of military leadership and business experience, before he became a lawyer, really helped him communicate complex concepts to me clearly. He spoke my language as well as legalese. Having him in my corner helped me rest easy at night because I knew I had a great lawyer on my team. Even though his core practice areas are defamation and personal injury, don't overlook him if you need a talented business lawyer who knows business. He knows what questions to ask to solve tough business and legal problems for licensed professionals who own their own small businesses. He cuts through the BS and gets to the point. That's a rare and valuable talent.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2012
Helped me get money I didn't even know I was entitled to
I was involved in an accident last year. I wasn't hurt very bad. I was very upset with the driver who caused the accident. It was so unnecessary. The accident was a huge inconvenience for me. I had to rearrange my life for a few days. Since I didn't have any broken bones, I didn't think I was entitled to any money for the accident. Ed Hopkins explained that I was entitled to be compensated for the distress and inconvenience the accident caused me. He negotiated a very reasonable settlement for me without filing a lawsuit. Anyone who has questions about what they are entitled to after a car crash should give him a call. He's an amazing lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2012
Mr. Hopkins took control and got results my other lawyer couldn't
When I first called Mr. Hopkins I had another lawyer. My first lawyer almost never called me back. He always had his assistant call and talk to me. I vented a little to Mr. Hopkins when I called him the first time. Mr. Hopkins listened to me vent for 10 minutes. He answered some questions my first lawyer never answered. I was expecting him to tell me to fire my first lawyer. Instead he told me to work with my first lawyer to save money on my fees. I was like whoa, a lawyer who cares about saving me money! I followed Mr. Hopkins advice and tried to work with my first lawyer. I got more of the same. I'd call. His secretary called me back. They made me feel like my case didn't matter. I just got fed up with them. I came back to Mr. Hopkins. I wanted him to take over my case. He did. He returned all my calls fast. He kept me in the loop. He settled my case. He got me everything I wanted and more. Mr. Hopkins is the only lawyer I will ever recommend to someone who got hit in a car accident.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2012
Settled my case for $100,000 after the insurance company denied my claim!
My left foot was crushed in a car accident when a lady slammed into the driver’s side of my car at full speed. The bones were broken and the tendons and ligaments were damaged. Three surgeries later, my foot still aches. My doctor told me that the pain would decrease over time but probably wouldn’t ever go away completely. I filed a claim with the lady’s insurance company after my surgeries. They denied my claim! I didn’t know what to do next. Then my friend referred me to Attorney Hopkins. He helped me settle my claim for $100,000!
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2012
He made them take it down
A website had some lies about me. I tried to get them to take it down for 3 months. They kept ignoring me. Mr. Hopkins wrote them a letter. The lies were gone in a few days.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Rathod Mohamedbhai
  • 2023 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • HopkinsWay PLLC
  • 2012 - 2023


  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • University of Arizona
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies, Philosophy and Linguistics
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lawson v. Stow, 2014 COA 26
  • Reversed Trial Court in Part and Affirmed in Part
  • Olive v. Schnurr, Douglas County District Court Case 12CV1892
  • Plaintiffs' Jury Trial Verdict
  • Canfora v. Schaffer, 13CA0415 (Opinion Not Published)
  • Reversed Trial Court
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  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Sam Cary Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • President's Award
  • Sam Cary Bar Association
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Colorado CLE
  • Evaluating Defamation Claims for Employment Law Plaintiffs
  • 2016
  • Colorado CLE
  • Litigating Defamation in Colorado
  • 2016
  • Colorado CLE
  • Removing Defamatory Online Reviews
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (26)
Endorse Edward
Libel and slander Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is one of the best trial lawyers I know. His knowledge of his practice-areas is top-notch. He works hard to make his clients and colleagues feel confident in his representation. But most importantly, he is a closer. He is the guy you want to go into battle with. Make sure that if you have to threaten to go to trial, you have Ed on your side."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is one of the great trial and defamation lawyers in the city."
Libel and slander Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Libel and slander Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Libel and slander Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hopkins is an incredible attorney who provides sage advice to all questions asked on Avvo. He is extremely knowledgeable and even though I have been practicing for 23 years as a judge, magistrate, and prosecutor, I learn from him every day."
Libel and slander Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer's contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyer's work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to the attention of AVVO, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information."
Libel and slander Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hopkins is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Libel and slander Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ed Hopkins because there is no lawyer I would call before him on Libel / Slander or defamation matters. He is very knowledgeable in the field and passionate about representing people that have suffered from libel or slander."
Libel and slander Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ed for several years and have great respect for him. His professionalism, dedication to his clients and integrity are beyond reproach. He is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable in the areas of defamation, libel and slander. We refer all of our prospective defamation cases to Ed because he knows that area of the law inside and out. I highly recommend Ed if you are in need of an attorney to assist you with your case."
Libel and slander Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Hopkins is the rare attorney who possesses both compassion for his clients and the ability to help make them whole again. He is wonderfully charismatic and conducts himself with a truly unique sense of dignity and honor. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hopkins is a fine lawyer, and more importantly a fine person. His bright, analytic, and compassionate way of thinking serve his clients and his community well."
Libel and slander Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hopkins is very knowledgable in the field of defamation. He really stands out in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Hopkins is a fierce, contentious, hardworking and honest contender."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Hopkins. You will never find an advocate as fierce or committed as he is. Mr. Hopkins is an honest, hard-working attorney who puts his considerable talents, business savvy, and exceptional dedication to work for his clients and his community. He will never be intimidated into accepting a less-than favorable settlement in order to avoid going to trial and that is a rare trait. I recommend Mr. Hopkins to anyone needing assistance in defending their reputation or seeking just compensation for injuries."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a competent, thorough and thoughtful attorney. He is considerate of the turmoil that his clients have and continue to experience, professional in his dealings with opposing counsel, and respectful of the court. His advocacy skills are superb and he is always prepared to advocate for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed has a special talent for listening to his clients and asking the right questions in order to distill the most essential and best facts for his clients' success at trial. His charisma and intelligence make him an excellent trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hopkins is one of the fiercest, most honorable advocates people needing justice and compensation could have on their side. In my area of work (consumer law), oftentimes hardworking consumers are forced into bankruptcy because they face rising medical bills and health care costs related to auto accidents or on-the-job injuries. Mr. Hopkins and his colleagues would work tirelessly to fight this and other injustices. I can think of no better or more dedicated personal injury attorneys. I fully endorse Mr. Hopkins and his firm."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anyone with a personal injury claim would be lucky to have Ed as a lawyer. Ed is easily one of the most skilled trial lawyers around. His powers of persuasion are second to none. I know Ed will aggressive represent all of his clients and ensure that they are not bullied by powerful corporations or insurance companies. If you want a lawyer that you can trust to fight for you, look no further than Edward Hopkins."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a former commissioned officer in our armed services, Ed understands the importance of honor, integrity, and hard work. As a successful entrepreneur, Ed understands that victory often requires courage. Ever a soldier, where some lawyers might run, Ed stands and fights. He is a straight-shooter and a devoted family man. Ed is a man of honor. Ed is smart. He is hard-working. He has a proven track record of success. I would gladly welcome Ed as co-counsel on any of my cases. When answers escape me, and the wisdom of others fails, I often turn to Ed for advice. Finally, as a trial lawyer or stand-up advocate, few (of any age or experience) can match Ed's powerful and memorable speaking style, nor his commitment to the craft of persuasion. I recommend him without reservation."
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