Josh W. Hopkins received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1988. He went on to obtain his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1993 where he participated in varsity moot court as a member of South Texas College of Law’s highly successful moot court team. Josh has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000. Additionally, he has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. Josh is licensed in all State and Federal Courts of Texas and Louisiana. He is also an admitted patent attorney by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to law school, Josh worked as a design engineer for FMC Wellhead controls and gained experience as an engineer which would benefit him in his future work specializing in product liability litigation.
While licensed in Texas and Louisiana, Josh’s unique background and experience in product liability take him to jurisdictions throughout our country. He has litigated cases in Texas, California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Delaware, and Maine.
In addition to handling cases against domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers, Josh has successfully prosecuted oil and gas well site accidents and environmental claims against large oil companies and producers. He has also represented clients who were involved in tractor/trailer truck accidents, medical malpractice, governmental claims, plant explosions, defective drugs, and aircraft accidents. His accomplishments have been featured in Texas Monthly, Verdict Search, and the Texas Lawyer.
When not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family of five, hunting and fishing with his children, and flying his family in his Piper Turbo Arrow to out of the way and fun places (he is a licensed multi-engine pilot).