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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 construction, commercial, guardianship, malpractice, nursing home/ALF, personal injury, probate litigation, and trusts & estates.

In addition to his work in the courtroom, Christopher's practice frequently involves emerging technologies, including contract drafting, litigation, and regulation in: app development, bitcoin/virtual currency regulation, cloud computing, drones, e-discovery,
e-retention, EULA drafting, internet crimes, privacy, social media discovery/policy writing, and web contracts. 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.
 
Representative Experience
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Concerning juror misconduct: Hillsboro Management, LLC v. Pagono PR of Est. of Tremblay, 112 So.3d 620 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013).
 
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Concerning attorney's fees in probate case: Geary v. Butzel Long, P.C., 13 So.3d 149 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
 
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Concerning summary judgment in negligence case: Spatz v. Embassy Care, Inc., 9 So.3d 697 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
 
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Concerning fraud on the trial court: Howard v. Risch, 959 So.2d 308 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)
 
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Concerning arbitration in nursing home admission: Est. of Orlanis v. Oakwood Terrace Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Center, 981 So.2d 811 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)
 
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Concerning HOA director immunity: Berg v. Wagner, 935 So.2d 100 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
 
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Concerning arbitration in nursing home admission: Prieto v. Health Care and Retirement Corp. of America, 919 So.2d 531 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
 
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Concerning arbitration in nursing home admission: Lacey v. Healthcare and Retirement Corp. of America, 918 So.2d 333 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005).
 
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Concerning arbitration in nursing home admission: Romano ex rel. Romano v. Manor Care, 861 So.2d 59 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
 
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Concerning arbitration in nursing home admission: Consolidated Resources Healthcare Fund I, Ltd. v. Fenelus, 853 So.2d 500 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
 
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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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Florida Lawyer's Guide to Marijuana Laws," October 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Can a Florida Lawyer Advise a Client About Medical Marijuana?" September 2014
 
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Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Speaker, "Technology & iOS Apps for Mediators," August 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "One Year After Snowden: How Secure Are Your Calls and Emails?" July 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "What is Bitcoin: Currency, Property...or Tulips?" June 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "If This Then That (IFTTT) for Lawyers," May 2014
 
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Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, "NSA Mass Surveillance - How Secure Are Your Calls and Emails?" April 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Tor Anonymizer for Lawyers," April 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Conflicting Court Opinions on NSA Surveillance," March 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association 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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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "Using iPads in Deposition," January 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "iOS7 for Lawyers Part II," December 2013
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, Author, "iOS7 for Lawyers," November 2013; Clearwater Bar Res Ipsa, January 2014
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, 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, 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?" December 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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Trial Advocate Quarterly, Author, "Internet Social Networking Sites for Lawyers," 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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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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Lifeboat Foundation, Advisory Board, 2014-current
 
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Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member (2014), Board of Directors (2011-2012)
 
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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Palm Beach County Bar Association, Technology Committee, Chairman 2010-2012
 

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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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