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Christopher B. Hopkins practices in the areas of appellate and civil litigation focusing on arbitration, professional malpractice, nursing home/health care, condominium/homeowners associations, and general civil matters. Mr. Hopkins has published over fifty (50) articles on civil litigation and frequently serves on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) faculties. Mr. Hopkins has been twice listed, in 2005 and 2006, as one of the state's top 'Up and Coming Attorneys' in the State of Florida in the Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite Guide. He is 'AV' rated by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. In 2005, Mr. Hopkins wrote two articles regarding the enforcement of arbitration clauses in health care contracts and became a member of the Trial Advocate Quarterly Editorial Board. Mr. Hopkins has been trial and appellate counsel for some of Florida's more influential cases involving the enforcement of arbitration including Romano v. Manor Care; Fenelus v. Consolidated Resources; Blankfeld v. Richmond Health Care; Lacey v. Manor Care and Prieto v. Health Care. Mr. Hopkins is also the host of the legal blog,www.FloridaArbitrationLaw.com. He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Religion at the University of Richmond, a Masters of Theological Studies, cum laude, at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and a Juris Doctor at Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Hopkins is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the Supreme Court of Florida and all Courts within the State of Florida. He is a member of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and the Florida Brewers Guild.