For more than 30 years, James Hopkins has provided effective representation in all types of criminal cases. He works diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. Mr. Hopkins is well-versed in the intricacies of forensic DNA evidence, and has lectured on the subject at attorney seminars, and in college and law school classes. He is at the forefront of innovative and effective defense tactics, and can be counted on to employ his considerable experience on your behalf.
James Hopkins worked as an assistant district attorney in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office in the early years of his legal career. He gained valuable experience as he prosecuted thousands of cases, particularly those involving narcotics, DWI, and fatal automobile accidents. This first-hand experience, including many trials, undercover investigations, overseeing wiretaps and presentation of serious felony cases to the grand jury, is not something the average defense attorney gets to experience. Even former prosecutors don't often get the opportunity to have that breadth of his experience. Mr. Hopkins' legal expertise, beginning as a prosecutor and honed by many years as a criminal lawyer, make him a formidable advocate.
Mr. Hopkins prides himself on providing the best criminal defense available to the citizens of Syracuse, New York. His courtroom success has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association, which named him one of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the field of criminal law. He has also been honored as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, and among the Top 10% of Criminal Defense Attorneys by The Lawyers of Distinction. Put his proven criminal defense experience to work for you. Call James Hopkins Law Firm today.