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Craig Matthew Hopkins

DUI and DWI Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   17 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    95%
    We do one thing, and we do it well - we specialize in helping good people who face DUI charges in Oregon

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    We represent people facing DUI related charges, such as Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Diversion Show Cause

Craig has a solid reputation in the legal community for being straightforward and reasonable. Growing up in Southern California, with such a diverse population, provided him an impressive ability to connect with people from all different walks of life. His upbringing instilled in him strong values that he lives by both personally and professionally. He believes in honesty, sincerity, hard work, and persistence. Craig makes it a point to always be kind, realizing that struggles in life are sometimes symptoms of a larger or different issue that is not externally apparent. Combining his ability to empathize with people along with his effective negotiating strategies is what makes Craig so successful at connecting with Reynolds Defense Firm clients and obtaining results that protect their best interests.

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. Later, Craig moved to Portland to fulfill another dream of opening his own law practice, where he handled personal injury and DUII cases. After a successful career as a solo practitioner for 15 years, Craig wanted to begin a new chapter in his professional life. He wanted the experience of being part of a specialized team, with the ability to hone in his knowledge and skills to become an expert in DUI law.

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Location

Reynolds Defense Firm
4614 S. Kelly Ave
Portland, OR, 97239
Reynolds Defense Firm
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300
Beaverton, OR, 97005
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2023
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Anonymous
I can’t express enough how helpful Craig and the entire Reynolds Defense Team has been. Best decision I could have made through this miserable process. The reassurance and knowing what to expect you just can’t put a value on that.
Posted by Robert | January 25, 2023
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Just Getting started.
To be honest, we have just started. From the beginning they have been great to work with and very thoughtful to me as a client.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
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Craig Hopkins
This is the lawyer you want! He is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. He was committed to my case. He worked to get the best outcome for me.
Posted by Vic King | August 19, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
Craig is an excellent attorney. Communication with us about our case was always timely. Craig was able to arrange a settlement for us that was exactly what we were looking for. I would recommend Craig to anyone I know personally.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
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I have been very pleased with the work that Craig has done for me. He is always responsive to the needs of our business and he is always prompt in getting back to us when we have a question. He is someone you can trust.
Posted by Eileen | August 12, 2015
Just the Backing I Needed
It's been years since I needed to consult an attorney. This time I needed the support of an attorney in court. Craig was responsive, supporting and asked all the right questions. The judge went from doubt to approval thanks to Mr. Hopkins questionings. I left the courthouse free of legal concerns!
Posted by David | August 11, 2015
Craig is a superman
My summer ended with a crash as a man slammed into the side of my car. After the E.R. visit my wife told me that I should get a lawyer, I dialed Craig's number. He came to my home and assured me that I was not at fault and my pain need not be in vain. He took my case and diligently worked on it and dealt with the insurance company. Craig truly cares for his clients, and i know this because he made sure to call me after my surgery to check up on me. It was a genuinely heart warming experience, to have him call simply to make sure I was OK. He is an awesome example of what a lawyer should be. With the Compassion of a friend and the tenacious fight of a man on a mission, he is and will always be my go to guy if ever again I am in need. I HIGHLY recommend craig if you want a lawyer that will win on top of treating you like a human and not a case number.
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Posted by Cheryl | August 8, 2015
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Professional and passionate about positive outcomes for his clients
Craig is professional and knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He answers questions clearly and honestly . He fights for you in every way possible.
Posted by Frankie | August 7, 2015
Amazing and practical!
Craig handled my personal injury case. He patiently answered all of my questions, was no-nonsense, and made sure I understood the process from beginning to end. He was a terrific advocate, and I REALLY appreciated his professionalism and knowledge of the different facets of my case (personal injury, auto damage, etc). I have recommended Craig to a couple people, and I would NOT hesitate employing him again. 5 big stars!
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Posted by personal injury | February 11, 2011
All around good guy and great lawyer
Mr. Hopkins was fantastic. He took my case, which had been bungled by a previous lawyer, who had been recommended by a physician, and had sat dormant for a year. Immediately he took charge of my case and got the ball rolling. Without him, my case would have been left to rot and I would have ended up with nothing. He is caring and compassionate and good at what he does. Even though my case had relativity low stakes for him, it didn't matter. He went over and above for me and didn't get paid enough for what he did for me. I recommend him, without hesitation, to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Desi and Robin | February 3, 2011
Great lawyer, willing to fight hard no matter how big or small your case is.
Craig was diligent in taking photographs, statements, filing all the necessary paperwork, and keeping in touch with us on a regular basis. He was up against a huge corporation and did everything he could to reach a settlement. He is personable and attentive regardless of our social or economic status. I would recommend him to anyone in the Portland area.
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Posted by Doreen | February 3, 2011
A lawyer who gives 100%
I went to Craig because of his reputation of being trustworthy and he delivered. He responded to my request right away and worked diligently to research my situation and worked with me to resolve my situation quickly. I felt that he listened to all of my concerns and made sure that he answered all of my questions thoroughly, leaving me feel empowered in my situation. I will definitely continue to seek his services in the future and refer him to others in need of his services.D
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Posted by Samantha | January 31, 2011
Highly recommended personable attorney.
Our family hired Craig Hopkins to represent us in an auto accident claim. Craig is a highly professional and personable attorney. He kept us informed and updated through out the whole process and was always available for us. Not only is Craig trustworthy and knowledgeable, he often went out of his way to accomadate our needs. Craig is very empathetic and helped our family through a difficult time. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ana | January 28, 2011
The Best Lawyer In Town!!!
Craig was reliable, and was on top of whatever was going on. He took care of everything, which was such a blessing when you are not doing well. I had to worry about nothing. He kept in touch with me, and did not mind that sometimes I called a bit, he would joke that I must have missed him. His personality, was a big thing, easy to relate to and really tried to understand what had happened to me and what I was going threw. Some other legal peeps I talked with seemed cold, so it was a breath of fresh air to work with Craig. I would highly recommend Craig, he was a tiger when it came down to the money part, he gave me no bull either about what he going for, and also how much he was going to take after it was all said and done. I have been threw another suit, and in the end there were all these hidden fees, charges I did not agree to, it was a mess and with Craig there was no problems. All in all if I ever need anything legal again,(hopefully I wont, lol!) I will use Craig Hopkins.. Thanks Craig for all your hard work!! Cheers, Ana
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2011
Amazingly Professional and Personable
Craig is amazing! He answers my questions and comes up with realistic solutions quickly. He isnt a stuffy lawyer. He is down to earth and honest, but ready for a fight. All I can say is I am glad I am on his side. A 5 star lawyer....
Posted by Mary Margaret | January 26, 2011
A different kind of lawyer
I need to let folks know that Hopkins Law Firm really came through for me. Mr Hopkins helped me thru a very difficult period last year when I was in dire straits. His practicality, knowledge of the law and fair fees were uncompromising and reassuring. He walked me through all the nuances and stood by me while I dealt with intimidation from a whole different universe of language and procedures. I am indebted to his commitment and honesty, a rare quality I have found in attorneys. Mr Hopkin's compassion and true care altered my perspective of the legal profession.
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Posted by Dwight | October 8, 2009
Very impressed
Craig is very efficient and goes right to work. He didn't pre-screen my initial call. He was forthright and knowledgeable about my options. The paperwork process was very streamlined and easy to get through. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. I was kept updated and informed throughout the case whenever there were new developments.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Reynolds Defense Firm
  • 2022 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Hopkins Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2022
  • 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
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Chaminade College Preparatory
  • Diploma
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mauk
  • Substantial settlement
  • Shertzer
  • Jury Verdict: $209,000
  • Nadene
  • Substantial settlement
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Associations

  • Mother and Child 501(c)(3)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member - A+ Rating
  • 2008 - Present
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Rating - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice - Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 2001
  • AmJur - Evidence
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Award for Excellence for the Future - Criminal Law
  • CALI
  • 2001
  • Award for Excellence for the Future - Criminal Law
  • CALI
  • 2000
  • AmJur - Criminal Law
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Thompson West
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • 2006
  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • Exculpatory Evidence: The Accused's Constitutional Right to Introduce Favorable Evidence
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • SW Business Professionals
  • Defamation Basics
  • 2015
  • Public Service Advisory
  • Challenging PIP IMEs
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (51)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
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."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
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."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Craig is a terrific lawyer and a great person."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hopkins is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig Hopkins' honesty and cut-to-the-chase legal analysis are hallmarks in a good lawyer. I would recommend Mr. Hopkins for my friends in Oregon."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It's simple if you have a persona injury case you can choose from thousands of lawyer. But if you need to Win you need to choose Craig M. Hopkins. He is simply a Superb Lawyer and thus I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hopkins. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hopkins represents his clients with passion and compassion which set him apart in the legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Other
"It is clear from the extensive, thoughtful, and compassionate posts that Craig not only is extremely knowledgeable and competent in his practice, but also someone you can trust. I endorse the attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is an exceptional lawyer, highly respected by his peers and an invaluable member of the AVVO community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer whose professional skill and deportment alike set him apart from many other members of the bar in these days when jingles and slogans are more important than skillful zealous representation of client interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a great lawyer who genuinely takes interest in the welfare of his clients. He is highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. attorney Hopkins is an outstanding attorney whom I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig Hopkins has an excellent reputation in the legal community. He offers sound legal advice to his clients and serves them well. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
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