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Christopher B. Hopkins
Christopher B. Hopkins
Partner 
777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
Tel:
561.671.3668
Fax:
561.659.6313
 
 

Christopher B. Hopkins has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout Florida. He divides his time among appellate, arbitration, and litigation matters. His practice includes commercial, construction, probate, injury, and general civil litigation and appeals. Christopher's practice frequently involves e-discovery, e-retention, social media, hacking, cloud computing, Bitcoin regulation/licensing, computer crimes, website/app contracts, emerging technology policy drafting, and other technology-related issues, from drafting contracts and policies to litigation. Christopher is a Florida Supreme Court certified civil circuit mediator and qualified arbitrator. He is also a frequent speaker and faculty member for continuing legal education.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Certified Civil Circuit Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly Award, Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2012
 
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Qualified Arbitrator, Florida Supreme Court
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2012, Listed for Civil Trial
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2005-2010, Listed for Appellate Practice
 
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Florida Defense Lawyers Association 2008, James Lawless ADR Award
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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PB Bar Bulletin, Author, "Conflicting Court Opinions on NSA Surveillance," March 2014
 
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PB Bulletin, Author, "GPS Surveillance Since U.S. v. Jones," February 2014
 
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Strafford Publications, Presenter, "Electronic Spying & Tracking in Divorce Cases," February 2014
 
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PB Bulletin, Author, "Using iPads in Deposition," January 2014
 
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PB Bar Bulletin, Author, "iOS7 for Lawyers Part II," December 2013
 
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PB Bar Bulletin, Author, "iOS7 for Lawyers," November 2013; Clearwater Bar Res Ipsa, January 2014
 
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Palm Beach Bar Association, Author, "Palm Beach Inquest - JFK Assassination," December 2013
 
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Daily Business Review: Law Tech Miami, Keynote Speaker & Lawyer Apps, November 2013
 
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Palm Beach Bar, Presenter, "Spying Spouses: Social Media & E-Discovery," November 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Your Law Firm Blog is Terrible," August 2013
 
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Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Speaker, "Apps for Mediators," August 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Can the Government Compel Your Client to Decrypt a Hard Drive?", July 2013
 
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Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Speaker, "Apps for Business Professionals," June 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Boston Marathon Bombing and Faster Breaking News," June 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Can They Search Your iPad or iPhone at the Border?", May 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Defendants Want Social Media, Plantiffs Want E-Discovery," April 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Don't Bring a Video Game to a Gun Fight," March 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Social Media Policy: You're Probably Doing It Wrong," February 2013
 
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E-Discovery Seminar, Speaker, "Florida E-Discovery 2013," February 2013
 
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Rosarian Academy, Speaker, "Student Internet Safety," February 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "What the Patreaus Affair Tells Us About Email Privacy," January 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Lawyers' Guide to iOS6," December 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Speaker, "How To Effectively Use Technology in Your Practice," November 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "What Does a Child Pornography Case Tell You About Computer Evidence?" November 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "PDF Documents Are Modifiable – Learn to Sign Electronically," October 2012
 
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ACC South Florida Conference, Presenter, "E-Discovery Survival Guide, September 2012
 
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Association for Corporate Counsel, Speaker, "Mobile Apps and App Development Best Practices for Corporate Counsel," September 2012
 
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Association of Corporate Counsel North Florida Focus, Author, "InHouse Counsel in the Cloud – Can You Trust Online Storage," Q3 2012
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, "Using iPhone Location Data in Discovery," Summer 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Lawyers in the Cloud," July/Aug 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association, Presenter, "iPhone & iPad Apps for Lawyers," June 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach Gardens Library, 2012 Small Claims Court Clinic, Presenter, May 2012
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "Discovery of Facebook Content in Florida Cases," Spring 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Internet Sleuthing: Number Guru & Spokeo," March 2012
 
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Paralegal Association of Florida, Presenter, "Paralegal Ethics," Feb 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "20 Free Programs You Should Have on Your PC in 2012," January 2012
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "What Are Your Jurors Doing on the Internet?" Dec 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "The Supreme Court, GPS Darts & George Orwell," November 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Facebook Security Settings for Lawyers and Their Families," October 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Will Your Law Firm Accept Bitcoin?" September 2011
 
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Rosarian Academy parents & 7-8th grades, Presenter, "Child/Student Internet Safety, " September 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Should Lawyers Turn Off [Sent from My Smartphone]," July 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association, Presenter, "Intermediate Facebook for Lawyers" July 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Digital Photos Have Metadata Too," June 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Sending Large PDF Documents Via Email," May 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Smart Lawyers, Dumb Passwords," April 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association, Presenter, "Dueling Smartphones: iPhone, Android & Blackberry Apps for Lawyers" March 2011
 
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ABA The Young Lawyer, "Internet Marketing for Young Lawyers," Vol 15. Issue 4, Feb 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Clean Up Your PC in Thirty Minutes," January 2011
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "YouTube and Depositions," December 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "No Email Friday?," November 2010
 
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Paralegal Association of Florida, Presenter, "Paralegal Ethics," November 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "What Do Internet Lawyer Rating Sites Say About You?," October 2010
 
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Rosarian Academy, Presenter, "Do You Know What Your Child is Doing on Internet?" September 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Will Twitter Ruin Your Legal Writing?" September 2010
 
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Florida Bar Annual Meeting, Presenter, "Social Networking Websites," June 2010
 
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NBI, Presenter, "Legal Ethics in Florida," June 2010
 
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FALA, Presenter, "Social Media Policies," May 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Will Twitter Ruin Your Legal Writing?," 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Lawyers Guide to Foursquare & Yelp," 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Facebook Privacy Settings," 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association, Presenter, "Blogging for Lawyers," January 2010
 
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Paralegal Association of Florida, Presenter, "Web 2.0 and Social Networking Research," January 2010
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Does Your Firm Have a Social Networking Policy?," 2009
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "Internet Social Networking Sites for Lawyers," 2009
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Why Lawyers Should Be @ Twitter," 2009
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Lawyers & Blogs," 2009
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "Building a Better Proposal for Settlement," 2008
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "Eyewitness Reliability: The JFK Assassination and Simmons v. State of Florida," 2007
 
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Andrew's Nursing Home Reporter, Author, "Guide to Enforcement of Arbitration," 2006
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "Emerging Trends and Conflicts in the Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses," 2006
 
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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "The Perils of Enforcing 'Favored' Arbitration," 2005
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Palm Beach County Bar Association, Technology Committee, Chairman 2010-2012
 
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Florida Defense Lawyers Association, ADR Committee, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Committee, Member
 
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Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2011-2012
 

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Christopher B. Hopkins

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 1997
M.T.S., Wesley Theological Seminary, 1994; cum laude
B.A., University of Richmond, 1992
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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