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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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    11 years, 150 cases
  2. Car Accident: 35%
    11 years, 150 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    11 years, 2 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • Kristin L Olson

    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.


    Kristin Olson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ruben Patricio Ruiz

    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.


    Ruben Ruiz Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Hopkins Law Firm, P.C.

5200 SW Meadows Road.
Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


DCInactive 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superb Rating - Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Client's Choice - Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Excellent Rating - Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Top Contributor - Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Client's Choice - Personal InjuryAVVO2012
AmJur - EvidenceSouthwestern University School of Law2001
Award for Excellence for the Future - Criminal LawCALI2001
Dean's ListSouthwestern University School of Law2001
Award for Excellence for the Future - Criminal LawCALI2000
AmJur - Criminal LawSouthwestern University School of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Hopkins Law Firm, P.C.2006 - Present
AAGState of Oregon, Department of Justice2004 - 2006
Legal Compliance OfficerSmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories1991 - 2003
Marketing RepresentativeAnheuser-Busch, Inc1986 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember - A+ Rating2008 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Clackamas County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
General Society of Mayflower DescendantsMember2004 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2004 - Present
Sons of the American Revolution - Gold Country ChapterChancellor2000 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Public Service Advisory CommitteeChairperson2006 - 2007
Oregon State Bar, Health Law SectionSecretary/Treasurer2005 - 2007
Oregon State Bar, Public Service Advisory CommitteeSecretary/Treasurer2005 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MaukSubstantial settlement
ShertzerJury Verdict: $209,000
NadeneSubstantial settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thompson WestAdvanced Criminal Procedure2006
Lexis Nexis PublishingExculpatory Evidence: The Accused's Constitutional Right to Introduce Favorable Evidence1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Loyola Marymount UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Chaminade College PreparatoryCollege PreparatoryDiploma1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SW Business ProfessionalsDefamation Basics2015
Public Service AdvisoryChallenging PIP IMEs2007