• Admiralty and Maritime
  • Adoption
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Civil
  • Civil Rights
  • Co-Parenting
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Community
  • Complex Commercial
  • Condominium / HOA
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Elder Care
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Financial Divorce
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • Guardianship
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Investment
  • Labor
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Oil and Gas
  • Parenting Plans
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet
  • Post-Nuptial
  • Pre Nuptials
  • Premise Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Tax
  • Trade Regulation
  • Trade Secret
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust & Estates
  • Visitation
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination

Christopher Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins LLC

Christopher Hopkins

Christopher B. Hopkins is a member of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm.  He has more than 20 years of trial and appellate experience representing businesses and families in the areas of commercial, ethics, fraud investigation, legal/medical malpractice, and probate litigation.   

In addition to his work in the courtroom, Christopher’s practice involves a wide range of emerging technologies such as cybersecurity, data breach, OSINT investigations, e-discovery, Internet crimes, policy/terms-of-service drafting, privacy, and social media discovery.  Christopher’s work in these areas permits him to protect client data as well as effectively target discovery and investigation of other parties. 

He is a circuit civil mediator, qualified arbitrator, and is admitted to practice in Florida, New York, Washington DC, and Colorado. He is a member of the Leadership West Palm Beach Class of 2018 and a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.

Christopher has a law degree from Tulane, a master’s degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s from the University of Richmond.


  • Florida Supreme Court, Circuit Civil Certified Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court, Qualified Arbitrator


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., Law, 1997
  • Wesley Theological Seminary, Master’s, Theological Studies, 1994
  • University of Richmond, B.A., Religion, 1992

Admissions: Court

  • All Michigan State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Admissions: State

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Colorado

Professional Membership

  • Trustee, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Leadership West Palm Beach, Member – Class of 2018
  • Lifeboat Foundation, Advisory Board (2014-present)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Member (current), Board of Directors (2011- 2012)    
  • Adjunct, Florida Atlantic University (“Law and American Society,” 2023)   Trustee, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member (current), Technology Committee Chairman (2010-2012; 2022-)