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The firm’s managing attorney, Mr. Hopkins focuses his practice on cybercrime, cybersecurity, defamation, invasion of privacy, and trade secrets litigation.

He represents plaintiffs whose reputations, careers, brands, or goodwill were harmed due to false or misleading statements; private or corporate data or information were accessed without authorization; personality, publicity, or privacy rights were infringed or violated; or income or profits were diminished due to violations of computer crime or racketeering laws.

He advises attorneys nationwide on dignitary tort litigation strategies, such as ways to defeat questionable or frivolous constitutional defenses, privilege defenses, truth defenses, personal jurisdiction defenses, or 47 U.S.C. § 230 defenses at the motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment stages of litigation. He also consults on plaintiffs’ corporate espionage, data breach, information security negligence, and identity theft claims arising from conduct that 18 U.S.C. §§ 1030, 2511, or 2701 prohibit.


Arizona and Colorado

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


Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)


Practice areas


  1. Libel: 50%
  2. Privacy: 30%
  3. Computer Fraud: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Raymond K. Bryant

    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.


    Raymond Bryant Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Marc Louis Schatten

    Ed is one of the great trial and defamation lawyers in the city.


    Marc Schatten Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

HopkinsWay PLLC

STE 1100
DENVER, CO, 80237

HopkinsWay PLLC

STE 500
PHOENIX, AZ, 85004



AZActive 201107/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowColorado Bar Foundation2015
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lead Counsel Rated – Civil LitigationLead Counsel2015
2014 COBALT ClassColorado Bar Association2014
President's AwardSam Cary Bar Association2014
Up and Coming LawyersLaw Week Colorado2014
Pro Bono Achievement AwardColorado Supreme Court2013
Pro Bono Achievement AwardColorado Supreme Court2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawHopkinsWay PLLC2012 - Present
ShareholderFisher Hopkins Nandan Pangalos PLLC2011 - 2012
Management ConsultantPortico LLM LLC2005 - 2007
President(Defense Industry Company)2000 - 2004
CaptainU.S. Air Force1995 - 2000
CadetU.S. Air Force Academy1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Sam Cary Bar AssociationChairperson, Judiciary Commitee2011 - 2014
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2016
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - 2016
American Association for JusticeMember2008 - 2016
Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of CommerceDirector2005 - 2006
Tucson Urban LeagueDirector2003 - 2004
University of Arizona African American Advisory CouncilChairman2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lawson v. Stow, 2014 COA 26Reversed Trial Court in Part and Affirmed in Part
Olive v. Schnurr, Douglas County District Court Case 12CV1892$180,000 Plaintiffs' Jury Trial Verdict
Canfora v. Schaffer, 13CA0415 (Opinion Not Published)Reversed Trial Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Week ColoradoDefamation Verdict Vindicates DPD Officer2014
Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA)Invisible Capital: A Startup Law Firm’s Best Defense Against Failure2012
The Docket: Denver Bar AssociationFinding the Right Mentoring Relationship2012
Thesis - University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of LawA Guilty Pause, A Downward Glance, or A Nervous Twitch: A Ten-Step Strategy for Exposing Nonverbal Lies on Cross-Examination2010
University of Arizona NewsAward-Winning UA Law Graduate Set for Trial Advocacy2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
United States Air Force AcademyManagementBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado CLELitigating Defamation in Colorado2016
Colorado CLERemoving Defamatory Online Reviews2014
Colorado CLEStarting a New Law Firm2012