Virginia Hopkins

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Virginia Hopkins
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/17/2004 - Present
Preceded by:   Edwin Nelson
Personal History
Born:   1952
Hometown:   Anniston, AL
Undergraduate:   U. of Alabama, B.A., 1974
Law School:   U. of Virginia Law, J.D., 1977

Virginia Emerson Hopkins is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She joined the court in 2004 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Hopkins was a private practice attorney in Alabama.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Alabama, Hopkins graduated from the University of Alabama with her bachelor's in 1971 and from the University of Virginia School of Law with her Juris Doctorate degree in 1974.[1]

Personal life

Professional career

Hopkins spent her entire pre-judicial legal career, from 1977 to 2004, as an attorney in private practice in the State of Alabama. From 1978 to 1991, Hopkins served as an attorney licensed in the District of Columbia.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Alabama

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Ricard Shelby, Hopkins was nominated by President George W. Bush on October 14, 2003 to a seat vacated by Edwin Nelson as Nelson went on senior status. Hopkins was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 15, 2004 on a senate vote and received commission on June 17, 2004.[1]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edwin Nelson
Northern District of Alabama
Seat #3
Succeeded by: