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James Hopkins

Attorney at Law

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The James Hopkins Law Firm is here to help when you need an expert criminal defense attorney. Attorney Hopkins serves clients throughout the state of New York and within the federal court system. He specializes in serious charges such as homicide, drug crimes, and embezzlement. James Hopkins has more than 30 years of professional experience. He received his juris doctor degree from Syracuse University and began practicing shortly thereafter. Attorney Hopkins worked as an ADA in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office early in his career.

James Hopkins has a range of expertise. He has worked extensively on cases involved DUIs and drug offenses. James Hopkins is also an expert when it comes to forensic DNA evidence, having lectured on the subject in university classes. He provides a high-quality criminal defense to every one of his clients. James takes pride in helping the citizens of Syracuse, NY. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association, which awarded him with a spot on their Top 100 Trial Lawyers list. He also earned a spot on the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys’ 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

"Fighting for justice is a process. My job is to help you get through it."

Clients should contact James when they need an expert defense. Due to his vast experience, he can craft a strategy specific to your needs while addressing the intricacies of your case. He prides himself on providing the best criminal defense available to the people of Syracuse, NY. The practice is based in Syracuse, NY, and serves the nearby areas, including:

  • Auburn, NY

  • Hamilton, NY

  • Cortland, NY

  • Pulaski, NY

  • Oswego, NY

  • Rome, NY

  • Oneida, NY

  • Utica, NY

  • Parish, NY

  • Fulton, NY

Get strong defense for any criminal charges. Call today for a consultation.


  • J.D. - Syracuse University College of Law, 1978

  • B.A. - St. Lawrence University, 1975

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Onondaga County Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

    • Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America

  • International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association


  • Listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Earned a spot on the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys' 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

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