Michelle M. Hopkins

The Hopkins Law Firm
The Hopkins Law Firm
7130 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 201, Gainesville, VA 20155 United States


Michelle has more than 10 years of litigation and trial experience. During Michelle’s experience training to be an attorney, she clerked for the Hawaii State Office of the Attorney General, Education Division, and the Judiciary, Staff Attorney Office. She also worked as an education site manager at Hickam, Air Force Base, in Hawaii. While attending law school, Michelle served as a law clerk for The Carlberg Law Firm. Upon graduation from Law School, she continued to work for the firm as an Associate Attorney.

Additionally, since the year 2004, Michelle has continued to serve as an Adjunct Professor for Hawaii Pacific University teaching a range of courses including Introduction to American Political Processes, Public Personnel Management, Political Ideologies, and Public Administration. She excels in this role as a professor in due to her communication skills, which are also appreciated by clients.

Michelle has been selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star. She has been recognized as a top 10 Lawyer in Virginia by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 2017. For the last 8 consecutive years (as of 2021), Michelle received the Client Champion Award by Martindale-Hubble®. She has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer every year since 2017 by Northern Virginia Magazine.

Michelle resides in Northern Virginia, where she enjoys spending time with her children, reading, cooking, being outdoors, and attending theater performances in Washington, D.C.


George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

Troy State University, M.P.A.

George Mason University, B.S.

Bar Admission

Commonwealth of Virginia, 2008

District of Columbia, 2010

Professional Associations

Virginia State Bar Association

Prince William County Bar Association

Fairfax County Bar Association

Virginia Women Attorneys Association

American Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Practice Areas

Family Law/ Divorce/Custody/Visitation/Support


Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts/Advanced Medical Directives

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