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John J. Hopkins & Associates

You've been injured.

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As the son and grandson of ironworkers, Attorney John J. Hopkins was taught the value of hard work at an early age. Working out of Ironworkers Local 392 in East St. Louis, Illinois, he financed his college and law school by working in the trade. The lessons learned on the job site have guided him well through his 45

years of practice, representing the interests of working men and women throughout the Metro East area.

Mr. John J. Hopkins focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, nursing home litigation, and workers’ compensation. He has achieved success before both Illinois and the United States Supreme Court and was voted as the best attorney in the Tri-City (Granite City) area. Mr. Hopkins was also elected as a fellow of the American Bar Association, an honor reserved for less than 1% of the legal profession.

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Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1977

Missouri, 1990

U.S. District Court

• Southern District of Illinois, 1977

• Central District of Illinois, 1992

Supreme Court, 1989

Law School:

University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1977

Law School Honors/Involvement:

Moot Court: Finalist, 1975

Undergraduate School:

St. Louis University, B.A., English, 1973

Representative Clients:

Severely injured persons

Employment History:

Private Practice: 1977-Present

Special Assistant to Attorney General, Illinois: 1985-1987

Assistant City Attorney, Granite City, Illinois: 1985-198

University of Tulsa College of Law

Illinois Leading Lawyers (2008-Present)

• Nursing Home

• Medical Malpractice

• General Personal Injury

The lawyers profiled by Leading Lawyers have all been selected by their peers as being among the top lawyers in the state.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

Madison County Bar Association

• President, 1996-1997

Tri-City Bar Association

• President, 1985-1986

Alton-Wood River Bar Association

• President, 2013-2014

American Trial Lawyers Association

• Charter Member Presidents Club, 1999

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

• Medical Malpractice Committee, 1992-Present

• Civil Practice Committee, 1992-Present

• Elected Board of Managers, 1996-2000, 2007

• Elected Secretary, 2000-2002

• Elected Treasurer, 2001-2002

Illinois State Bar Association

• General Assembly, 1998-2002

• Committee on Future of the Legal Profession

• Committee on Attorney Financial Responsibility

• Committee on Educating the Public on Judicial Process

• Committee on Judicial Evaluations

• Task Force on Allocation of Judges

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Land of Lincoln Legal Association Campaign for Equal Justice

• Madison County Co-Chairman, 2000-2002

Re-appointed by Illinois Supreme Court: Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee


Published Legal Writings

Mr. Hopkins is the author of more than 100 articles, which have been published in a variety of publications in the Metro East area, some state-wide, including:

• “Nursing Home Litigation,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 2001

• “Do Not Go Gentle into the Good Night: The Case for Punitive Damages in Nursing Home Litigation, “Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2002

NAACP - Alton, IL

• University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1977

• Life Member 1996

Tri-City Lawyer of the Year

• 2000

Illinois Bar Foundation

• Lifetime Fellow 1998 - Present

American Bar Association

• Fellow 2022

Alton Godfrey Rotary

• President 2015

Who's Who in American Law

• 13th Editio , 2003 - 2004

Marquette Catholic High School

• Servium Award, 1994

• Alumni Award, 2000

Teaching Experience

• Constitutional Law Lecturer: Monthly class for non-lawyers in Alton

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1305 D’Adrian Professional Park

Godfrey, IL 62035

Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 8:30am – 4pm

Fri–8:30am – Noon

Sat–Sun: closed

Phone Number:

(618) 655-9600


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John Hopkins provides legal advice and representation for residents of Madison, Jersey, and St. Clair County IL, St. Louis, MO and the entire Metro St. Louis region. In addition, John Hopkins routinely handles cases throughout Southern and Central Illinois and Eastern Missouri. Our Illinois clients are from cities including but not limited to Alton, Belleville, Caseyville, Carlinville, Edwardsville, Godfrey, Wood River, Roxana, East Alton, Edwardsville, Litchfield, Vandalia, Highland, Waterloo, Jerseyville, Granite City, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Fairview Heights, Glen Carbon, Cairo, Mt. Vernon, Marion, Carbondale and Columbia. Our Missouri clients are from cities including but not limited to Kirkwood, St. Charles, O'Fallon, Springfield, Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Branson, Sullivan, Washington, Columbia, Bowling Green, Troy, Hannibal Kirksville and Jefferson City.

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