ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Michael Hopkins is a litigator who works with clients on the range of business disputes as well as employment and labor litigation. He has represented clients in federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies. His experience in the courtroom has been shaped through two terms of work as both a Judicial Extern and Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Troy L. Nunley, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Michael graduated magna cum laude from UCLA and was the Valedictorian of his class at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
“At the start of litigation I try to put myself in the client’s shoes and look at the human element behind the legal problem. Legal problems are business problems, and they have direct impacts to a person’s livelihood.”
"I’m a lifelong Sacramentan and I enjoy taking advantage of all the great local restaurants here and trying different types of food. I’m the opposite of a picky eater.”
Represented clients in federal and state courts, in arbitration, mediation, settlement conferences, and administrative proceedings in business, employment, and labor business matters.
Obtained summary judgment in complex labor and employment matters and successfully defended against writs of attachment in business litigation.
Drafted and negotiated business and employment-related agreements, including purchase agreements and employee separation agreements.
Judicial Law Clerk and Judicial Extern for the Honorable Troy L. Nunley, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Law School, Ranked 1st in Class, Order of the Coif
Chief Articles and Symposium Editor, The University of the Pacific Law Review, Volume 50
Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award