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I counsel businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters with a focus on complex real estate, land use, and construction litigation and appeals. I have extensive experience resolving disputes arising from the conveyance of commercial, residential, and agricultural real property interests; disclosure requirements; broker and agency duties; landlord tenant issues; quiet title and partition actions; unlawful detainer; title and title insurance disputes; development entitlement; zoning and land use restrictions; construction defects; mechanics liens; natural resources interests, including mineral, oil and gas, and water rights; as well as various other state, federal and municipal administrative regulatory compliance matters affecting real property in this state.  I have litigated numerous cases involving these issues in state and federal courts at the trial level, on appeal, and in alternative dispute resolution forums.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    2 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    2 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    2 years
  4. Business: 2%
    2 years
  5. Other: 8%
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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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Contact info

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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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
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University 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