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Joshua Samson Hopstone

Litigation Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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.

Location

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
4550 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA, 91362
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
1050 S. Kimball Road
Ventura, CA, 93004
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Posted by Manuel D | August 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Experience Ever
I hired Mr Joshua Hopstone as He helped My Father in the past with excellent results!. Mr Joshua is Experienced in business litigation not your Ordinary car accident lawyer out there. He kept me well informed of every step and process needed, and can't stress enough how talented He is !! I would recommend Him over and over every time, I am very satisfied with His services and would use him again. Thank You Joshua !!!!
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Posted by Keri | May 17, 2021
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One of the finest attorneys we have ever worked with.
After being in litigation for several years and having to deal with attorneys that were below par it was a great pleasure to work with Josh he did an amazing job on our case he got it resolved and then we can move on. My husband and I recommend him very highly and his firm.
Posted by Maria | October 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I highly recommend Joshua Samson to anyone. I was very satisfied with his outstanding service. He accomplished to work on my task in a courteous and timely manner very pleased with his work.
Posted by Karthik | October 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and helpful
Worked with Mr. Joshua for a dispute in land buying and he helped us to resolve the issue.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
Josh expressed sincere interest in our issues. He was always pleasant and a good listener. His follow through was prompt. The conflict was resolved within an acceptable time frame.
Posted by John | May 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
We came to Josh with an unsubstantiated legal claim by another party. He was up-front, honest, and firm both with us and the opposing party, resulting in the best possible outcome and a quick resolution of the case. We very much appreciated his honesty; never once did he think of his practice before his clients!
Posted by Cory | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Good Lawyer Is An Asset
Prior to hiring Joshua S. Hopstone, I read some of the reviews left behind from his prior clients. They were positive so I took the leap of faith and hired Joshua to litigate the conflict we had with a roofing contractor. Now, I am happy to say that the case has been successfully settled in our favor. During the process, Joshua provided all the information I needed know in timely manner to feel comfortable in every step. Joshua's professional knowledge was an asset to making confident decisions toward the successful outcome.
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Posted by EMMANUEL | November 13, 2017
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THEBEST LAWYER I MEET, THX SO MUCH MR HAPSTONE
HE RESOLVE IN PROFESSIONAL MANNER MY CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD FINE AND A COURT SOMPLAINT
Posted by Annette | October 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Harnish
We contacted Attorney Hopstone to help fight a contract dispute with an unlicensed contractor after having extensive work done. We did not find out he was unlicensed due to a phrase 'in association' with a licensed contractor. Mr. Hopstone met with us and immediately went to action with a forceful, professional letter. He assured us all through the process that we had a strong case and never failed to support us in our lawsuit. We had complete faith and confidence in his expertise and that of his legal staff. They brought a big sigh of relief in our lives as we prevailed in our lawsuit. Please do not hesitate to hire Attorney Hopstone for your legal needs. Sincerely, Annette and Lou Harnish
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Posted by Edwar | October 20, 2017
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Professional and Well-educated
Joshua Hopstone remained professional and had updates on my case. He would also briefly describes what scenarios were best to be taken. Constant communication was a great thing to have from him.
Posted by Andrew | July 11, 2017
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Deep thinker - Fighter
Mr. Hopstone assisted us with a protracted estate case. We could always count on him for insightful research and analysis of what was going on. He always brought a great fighting spirit / enthusiasm to the table which I really liked. Well balanced with his energy - never offensive, but strong and to the point. Loved working with him.
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Posted by John | July 10, 2017
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Honest and Hard Working
Joshua did a great job for us arguing our real estate land use issues with the city planning commission. He and his team gave us sound advice and did not sugar coat the issues. His rates were fair and even came in less than expected. We would use him again if we needed a land use attorney. Highly Recommend.
Posted by Emille | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough Legal Representation: Counseling, Resolution, and Litigation.
I needed legal counseling in the area Governmental liability. I had been referred many times to lawyers lacking such expertise. In response to my on-line search, Mr. Hopstone contacted me (seeking specific information regarding my situation). After grasping the entire scope of legal issues, Mr. Hopstone was able to bring (guid) all parties to amicable resolution. Mr. Hopstone’s representation saved me the expenditures of unnecessary litigation, yet achieving equitable resolution—the perfect outcome!
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Posted by Timothy | July 3, 2017
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It's never too late to find the right attorney.
I only wish I had started with Mr. Hopstone. I paid several lawyers over the course of seven years, and I have been at a minimum financially devastated by attorneys more interested in plotting out the most profitable course of actions, or charging the highest rates for incompetence or certainly minimal expertise, or not able to handle the complexities of arbitration or litigation. They were good for the easy stuff and just took my money for what they couldnt handle even though one of the firms presents itself as a quality Beverly Hills law firm. This has not been the case with Joshua Hopstone. I believe he has represented me in as prudent, caring, and considerate a manner leading me from hopelessness to hope. He is knowledgeable and talented, yet knows when to go to others when others expertise is warranted. He has great resources to draw. I believe he is forthright, effective, and clearly keeps me informed regarding the realities of my case. He approaches my case with the care and knowledge of the realities of my financial situation. I trust Joshua Hopstone.
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Posted by joannne | July 2, 2017
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joshua hopstone
in 2015 i made a major investment in legal services for the purpose of an appeal as a result the dismissal of my lawsuit in santa barbara superior court. this investment was not only financial but also emotional. fortunately i was introduced to joshua hopstone, esq., who specializes in appellate law. his due dilignece, integrity and honesty supported me through a very difficult process and the eventual win of my appeal. joshua does not sugar coat any steps of the legal process but does guarantee legal expertise. of course not every case will end with the same result as my case, however, the constant will be joshua and his legal insights and case management skills all of which keep the client continually informed through the legal agility course ever present in california.
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Posted by Jeff | June 29, 2017
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Why I decided to note hate attorneys.
Josh is the definition of a everything a lawyer should be. From discussing the intricacies of my case to drafting the best damn letters I could expect, to managing a settlement, he worked with me step by step, keeping me in the loop, and managing my case. In the end, he's earned his place as my company's defacto general counsel. Thanks Josh! Keep up the great work.
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Posted by Gemma | October 22, 2015
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Great work on my appeal!
Joshua handled my appeal on a very complicated case and won. I watched him present his case and can say without question he was the best prepared, made a clear case that was seamless.
Posted by Robert | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I am very pleased in the way Joshua Hopstone handled my case. He was clear, concise, always available and responsive. With his help, I very quickly reached the result I was seeking. I highly recommend Mr. Hopstone should you have the need for his services.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Am I entitled to unpaid sales commissions closed prior to my leaving the company?
It can be intimidating consulting with a lawyer but when working with Josh the walls come down instantly. From the second you hear Josh's friendly and soft voice you know you are being cared for. Josh takes the utmost pride in the service he is providing. His questions are focused and detailed, which allows him to research and respond effectively. What I have found with lawyers is getting feedback from them can be analogous to the confusion one gets when a mechanic tells them what's wrong with their car; they are speaking another language. Josh speaks your language. If you don't get it the first time, he picks up on it and will make sure you understand before moving forward. You cannot be in better hands than working with Josh. Give him a shot. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Barbara | May 14, 2015
Hopstone is everything you want in a lawyer
He has enormous intelligence and ability, very knowledgeable and great temperament, was willing to discuss and answer all my questions in a timely fashion, very honest and conscientious. He thought of possibilities that I could not have imagined and helped me to play out the logical consequences of any course of action I might pursue. i was embroiled in a nasty conflict with a threatening neighbor, and through Josh's common sense, calm approach, we got the neighbor to back down. He kept our slim budget in mind and did not spend time on anything unnecessary. I would wholeheartedly recommend Josh Hopstone to anyone who needs legal assistance. If he is not the right person for the job, he will recommend someone who does have the expertise required for any situation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Univ of Michigan Law Sch
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ventura County Barristers
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Esquire Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • VCBA Natural Resources Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client Champion - Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Citations (VCBA)
  • Supreme Court Addresses Implied Dedication of Property
  • 2017
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • California's Evolving Fracking Regulation
  • 2015
  • Citations (VCBA)
  • Breaking News Flash: Fracking Is Still Controversial
  • 2015
  • Citations (VCBA)
  • From Rails to Trails and Back Again
  • 2014
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Another Lackluster Year for CEQA Reform
  • 2013
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • The Modern Role of the Maxims of Jurisprudence
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Citizens United and Judicial Elections
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Dark Money: Anonymous Campaign Finance
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Natural Resources Section MCLE
  • Politicians' Private Email is Fair Game: the California Supreme Court's Decision in Smith v. City of San Jose
  • 2017
  • Ventura Chamber of Commerce Legal Workshop
  • Business Litigation Basics
  • 2015
  • Ventura Chamber of Commerce Legal Workshop
  • Business Formation for Business Folks
  • 2014
  • American Public Works Association (Ventura County Chapter)
  • Preparing and Approving CEQA Documents in the Face of Litigation
  • 2014
  • VCBA Natural Resources Section MCLE
  • Greenmail: a Guide to Current Practical and Legislative Responses to CEQA Abuse
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (12)
Endorse Joshua
Land use and zoning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Joshua for about 5 years and know him to be an outstanding attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and intuitive."
Litigation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is hard working and reasonable while addressing his client's concerns. While I knew mainly of his family law work, I have no doubt he will take a prudent, conscientious approach to all litigation issues he is faced with; I would personally recommend potential clients to him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent attorney who is well known and active in the community. He is a great advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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