Paul S. Hopewell

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Edina, Minnesota

Lilleberg & Hopewell, PLLC
Paul S. Hopewell
Lilleberg & Hopewell, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1996

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2001, 2004 - 2006

Lilleberg & Hopewell, PLLC

5200 Wilson Rd
Edina Executive Plaza, Suite 325
Edina, MN 55424 Visit website


Attorney Paul S. Hopewell is a founding partner of Lillebergy & Hopewell in Edina, Minnesota. Mr. Hopewell focuses his practice primarily on personal injury defense, and handles insurance coverage and civil litigation defense matters as well. He represents clients in Edina and throughout Minnesota.

Mr. Hopewell has over 20 years of legal experience. Over the course of his career, he has litigated numerous civil liability and coverage-related insurance claims, and advised clients, including employers, insurers and other businesses. He has experience with issues involving automobile accidents, bad faith insurance claims, commercial transportation accidents, fraud and homeowners insurance.

In addition to running his private practice, Mr. Hopewell is a lead member of an emergency response team for commercial transportation. As part of this team, he works with employees, insurance adjusters, engineers and others involved in investigating the immediate aftermath of serious accidents.

Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Hopewell an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest possible rating from the organization, given to attorneys possessing high ethical standards and legal capabilities.

An active participant in various professional organizations, Mr. Hopewell is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and the Minnesota Trucking Association. He has delivered lectures for various professional organizations on topics, including motorist claims, bad faith claims and fraud.

Mr. Hopewell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, now known as Mitchell Hamline School of Law, in 1996. He is qualified to appear before all Minnesota state courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Dram Shop Laws, Insurance Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1996, Minnesota

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Four-year letter winner and two-year starter for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (1988-1991)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Previous coaching and volunteer work for the Eagan Athletic Association
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, B.A. Degree, June 1993
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Minnesota Trucking Association
  • AV Rated Attorney according to Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating. Previous "Super Lawyer" and "Rising Star" selections, Minnesota Law & Politics
  • Joseph Garcia v. Diamond Lake 1994, LLC, d/b/a Cub Foods. Ramsey County: 27-CV-16-17445. Trip and fall incident. Jury found no negligence on the part of Defendant Diamond Lake, 2018
  • Susan London v. Diamond Lake 1994 LLC d/b/a Cub Foods. 27-CV-18-20388 Hennepin County. Plaintiff tripped and fell on the premises of Defendant Diamond Lake 1994, LLC, d/b/a Cub Foods and alleged injuries and damages. The jury found Defendant was not negligent., 2020
  • Dustin Campion v. Matthew, Roger and Wendy Grim, Hennepin County Case: 27-CV-2016-004854. Defense verdict on June 21, 2017 for herniated disc, protruding disc and general emotional distress claims. Net verdict was $5,000. Last demand was $117,500 and last offer was $15,000, 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Office location for Paul S. Hopewell

5200 Wilson Rd
Edina Executive Plaza, Suite 325
Edina, MN 55424

Phone: 612-999-1840


7 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2001, 2004 - 2006

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