FL Lawyer

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Direct: 561.671.3668

Email: [email protected]

Christopher B. Hopkins is an AV-rated Florida lawyer and shareholder of the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt, LLC.  He divides his time between appellate and trial work.

Mr. Hopkins has a general practice, handling all types of civil trial cases for individuals and families — as well as serving as counsel for local and international businesses.

Mr. Hopkins is available to serve as local counsel throughout the state for non-Florida lawyers.

Recent areas of practice includes construction, corporate, defamation, health care, HOA/condominium, internet, major injury, nursing home/ALF, professional malpractice, and probate matters.

* Credentials:
- AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell Trial and Appelate Lawyer

– Voted 7 Consecutive Years among Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite”

- Developed iPhone App providing Florida Rules of Professional Conduct as well as federal/local bar guidelines for Florida lawyers for free.  See ClawApp.com

- Developed iPhone App for nursing home and assisted living facility professionals

– Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator

- Certified in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediations

- Qualified Arbitrator

- 2010 – 2011, Chair of Technology Committee, Palm Beach County Bar Association

- Recipient, 2008 James Lawless ADR Award

- 40+ publications on arbitration, legal ethics, internet research, and other aspects of civil trial work

- host of  FloridaArbitrationLaw.com and FloridaLawCommentary.com.

*Memberships: Florida Bar; Palm Beach Bar Association; Palm Beach Forum Club; FDLA; Florida Brewer’s Guild.

*Education: Bachelors of Arts degree in Religion at the University of Richmond; Masters of Theological Studies, cum laude, at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.; and Juris Doctor at Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

*Mediation/Arbitration Rates: $250 per hour.  No travel time to most of South Florida.  Mediations held at Akerman offices throughout Florida or location of your choice.  Full and multi-day discount rates available.  Unlike other mediators/arbitrators, there is no cancellation charge.  Call 561-671-3362 (Barbara) to set up your mediation or arbitration.