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Steven  Hopkins

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shopkins@ghjhlaw.com
214.855.6820 direct
214.855.6808 fax
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1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
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Overview

Steve Hopkins maintains a diversified litigation practice, including complex commercial, intellectual property, employment, and bankruptcy matters in both state and federal courts. Steve's experience includes the representation of individuals, small to mid-size businesses, as well as large corporations.

In law school, he served as an Intern for the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas, as well as interning with Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas. After law school, Steve served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara J. Houser, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. Before his legal career, Steve worked primarily in non-profit fundraising for several health-related organizations, and started a company of his own.

Representative Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of contract cases
  • Franchisor/franchisee disputes
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Other causes of action include tortious interference, fraud, conversion, and constructive termination

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Trademark infringement cases involving questions of authorship, fair use, and other forms of alleged misappropriation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Active participant in several arbitration proceedings leading to successful pre-trial resolution in our client's favor

Pro Bono

  • Obtained refund of a wrongfully-withheld security deposit for client, through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Volunteer, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas

Honors and Awards

  • Selected out of over 400 global participants as the recipient of the Martin Domke Award as "Best Overall Advocate" at the 14th Annual Vis Commercial Moot Arbitration competition in Vienna, Austria

  • Designated "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2012 - 2014
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Practices

Education

University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 2003
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude,

SMU Law Review, Associate Editor; 15th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium; Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Officer; Order of the Coif, 2008

Judicial Experience

Clerkship, The Honorable Barbara J. Houser, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2008-2009

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008, Active

Years in Practice

6

Languages

  • English
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