About Us

Hopkins & Carley’s history reflects the evolution, entrepreneurship and vibrancy of Silicon Valley, the Firm’s home since 1968. Over the past five decades, leading businesses in nearly all industries, high net worth individuals, and institutions, in Northern California and beyond, have sought our assistance with complex transactions, must-win litigation, and trusted counseling on significant business and personal issues.

Our business clients rely on us for transactions and litigation involving commercial, corporate, financial and real estate matters, IP litigation and protection, and employment counseling, litigation and class action defense. For our individual clients, we handle everything from sophisticated legacy planning to personal employment issues to complex trust and other litigation. We have a deep bench of well-respected trial attorneys who collectively have tried hundreds of cases in local, state and federal courts.

Since its founding, Hopkins & Carley has established deep and strong roots in Silicon Valley, and the firm is proud to work with the third and fourth generations of some of our original clients.  We have been honored to grow alongside a number of companies that have evolved from small brick and mortar enterprises to multi-national businesses.  The firm understands the industries in which our clients operate, and recognizes that legal and business issues often are inextricably intertwined.

We believe our longevity and growth are a result of exceptional attentive service, an understanding of each client's needs, and our direct and rapid response to their questions and concerns – delivered with respect, integrity and civility. Our clients tell us that we deliver sophisticated, practical legal counsel at a fair price.

Hopkins & Carley is committed to continuing to provide outstanding, legal services while improving our community through our service and involvement.

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