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Kathryn (KC) Hopkinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Tampa, FL

Curran Antonelli
400 North Tampa St, 15th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 508-274-9169
Fax: 617-850-9001
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Business/Corporate
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Kathryn "KC" Hopkinson is a partner with Curran Antonelli law firm, and she works primarily out of the firm's law office in Tampa, Florida. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than nine years of total legal experience, Ms. Hopkinson provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the state and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Contract writing and negotiations

·       Policy manual writing and updating

·       Age and gender discrimination

·       National origin and race discrimination

·       Disability discrimination

·       Wrongful termination

·       Sexual harassment and similar claims

·       EEOC investigations

·       FLSA and wage and hour disputes

·       Equal Pay Act issues

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Hopkinson has achieved remarkable success helping her clients protect their rights and entitlements following a serious violation of their rights as workers. She has also advocated on behalf of business owners facing claims of employment law violations. A leader in employment law, she has also assisted many employers with establishing and updating their employment policies with an eye on reducing risk and avoiding litigation.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Hopkinson has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, including perennial Top 40 Under 40 rankings from the American Society of Legal Advocates for Labor & Employment lawyers in Florida. She has also received inclusion as being among Tampa's Attorneys of the Year for 2021 by Tampa Style Magazine, and she has received many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Tampa, Ms. Hopkinson obtained her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2012, graduating within the top 20% of her class. While there, she served as student editor of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy as well as secretary to the Admiralty Law Society. She was also a member of the Environmental Law Society.

Ms. Hopkinson is an active member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida and Hillsborough Associations for Women Lawyers and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. She is also a member of The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

About Kathryn (KC) Hopkinson

First Admitted: 2013, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-kc-hopkinson-esq-88b3b29...

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida
  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida and Hillsborough Associations for Women Lawyers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Educational Background

  • The University of Tampa, B.A. in Government and World Affairs, cum laude

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Jennifer Jenkins v. S. David Anton, PA et al, Case No.: 8:15-cv-00283-JSM-AEP - FULL Bench Trial JUDGMENT in favor of Defendants, S. David Anton, PA and S. David Anton, and against Plaintiff, Jennifer Jenkins, entered April 4, 2017., 2017
  • Mark Banner v. Hillsborough County, Case No.: 14-CA-7990 Div. G - Plaintiff Jury Verdict for Sex Discrimination entered July 27, 2016., 2016

Honors/Awards

  • A Tampa Attorney of the Year, Tampa Style Magazine, 2021
  • A Top Lawyer 2022, Tampa Magazines, 2022
  • A Women and Men of the Year 2021, Orlando Style Magazine, 2021
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Selected As A Top 40 Labor & Employment Lawyer Under 40 In the State of Florida For the Year 2017 (less than 1.5% of lawyers are selected nationally), Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2020
  • Selected As A Top 40 Labor & Employment Lawyer Under 40 In the State of Florida For the Year 2017 (less than 1.5% of lawyers are selected nationally), Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • Selected As A Top 40 Labor & Employment Lawyer Under 40 In the State of Florida For the Year 2017 (less than 1.5% of lawyers are selected nationally), Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" every year since 2016 (only the top 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction), Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Leadership Development Certificate, Stetson University College of Law, 2012
  • Selected As A Top 40 Labor & Employment Lawyer Under 40 In the State of Florida For the Year 2017 (less than 1.5% of lawyers are selected nationally), Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017
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Office Location for Kathryn (KC) Hopkinson

400 North Tampa St
15th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 508-274-9169

Fax: 617-850-9001

Last Updated: 9/7/2022

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