Craig was born on the east coast. At the age of 11, he moved with his family to Southern California where he lived until 2004. 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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Kristin Olson, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.
Ruben Ruiz, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have consulted with Mr. Hopkins on many personal injury matters over the years. He excels at evaluating cases and getting high settlements for his clients. He has assisted me over the years with his advice on settlement negotiations.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superb Rating - Personal Injury||AVVO||2015|
|Client's Choice - Personal Injury||AVVO||2015|
|Excellent Rating - Personal Injury||AVVO||2015|
|Top Contributor - Personal Injury||AVVO||2015|
|Client's Choice - Personal Injury||AVVO||2012|
|AmJur - Evidence||Southwestern University School of Law||2001|
|Award for Excellence for the Future - Criminal Law||CALI||2001|
|Dean's List||Southwestern University School of Law||2001|
|Award for Excellence for the Future - Criminal Law||CALI||2000|
|AmJur - Criminal Law||Southwestern University School of Law||1999|
|Owner||The Hopkins Law Firm, P.C.||2006 - Present|
|AAG||State of Oregon, Department of Justice||2004 - 2006|
|Legal Compliance Officer||SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories||1991 - 2003|
|Marketing Representative||Anheuser-Busch, Inc||1986 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Better Business Bureau||Member - A+ Rating||2008 - Present|
|Multnomah County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Clackamas County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|General Society of Mayflower Descendants||Member||2004 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Sons of the American Revolution - Gold Country Chapter||Chancellor||2000 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Public Service Advisory Committee||Chairperson||2006 - 2007|
|Oregon State Bar, Health Law Section||Secretary/Treasurer||2005 - 2007|
|Oregon State Bar, Public Service Advisory Committee||Secretary/Treasurer||2005 - 2006|
|American Bar Association||Member||1999 - 2005|
|Shertzer||Jury Verdict: $209,000|
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|Thompson West||Advanced Criminal Procedure||2006|
|Lexis Nexis Publishing||Exculpatory Evidence: The Accused's Constitutional Right to Introduce Favorable Evidence||1996|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Jurisprudence||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Loyola Marymount University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Chaminade College Preparatory||College Preparatory||Diploma||1982|
|SW Business Professionals||Defamation Basics||2015|
|Public Service Advisory||Challenging PIP IMEs||2007|