Michelle Hopkins

Top rated Family Law attorney in Gainesville, Virginia

The Hopkins Law Firm, PLLC
Michelle Hopkins
The Hopkins Law Firm, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, DUI-DWI, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2008

Education: George Mason University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
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The Hopkins Law Firm, PLLC

7130 Heritage Village Plaza
Suite 201
Gainesville, VA 20155 Visit website


As the principal attorney and owner of The Hopkins Law Firm, PLLC, in Gainesville, Virginia, Michelle Hopkins represents clients in family law matters, DUI and traffic violation defense, estate planning and more. She represents clients from Gainesville and all over Northern Virginia.

Before pursuing a career in law, Ms. Hopkins earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University in Alabama. She later earned a law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Virginia. She has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 2008 and in the District of Columbia since 2010.

Before opening her own law firm, Ms. Hopkins served as a law clerk for the Hawaii State Office of the Attorney General and as an education site manager at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. While still a law student, she served as a clerk for an Alexandria, Virginia, law firm. The firm hired her as an associate upon her graduation from law school, and she served in that capacity for more than five years.

Ms. Hopkins is active with a number of professional organizations, including The Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Prince William County Bar Association, the Fairfax County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

In addition to her role as an attorney, Ms. Hopkins is also an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University, where she instructs students in public administration, personnel and political science courses. In her spare time, Ms. Hopkins is a competition runner and has participated in marathons and triathlons.

Practice areas

Family Law, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Estate Planning & Probate, General Litigation

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, DUI/DWI, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Litigation, Living Wills, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills

  • 50% Family Law
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 2008, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://mhopkinslaw.com/firm-overview/

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, Introduction to American Political Processes, Public Personnel Management, Political Ideologies and Public Administration, Hawaii Pacific University
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2008
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2010
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, 2008
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Troy State State University, Masters In Public Administration, 2003
  • George Mason School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2008
  • George Mason University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1993
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • American Institute of Family Lawyers 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction, 2017
  • Martindal.com Client Distinction Award Lawyers.com Client Distinction Award, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Firefighters
  • Government
  • Intelligence Community
  • Military
  • Police

Office location for Michelle Hopkins

7130 Heritage Village Plaza
Suite 201
Gainesville, VA 20155

Phone: 571-248-2210


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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