Jason Hopper

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Jason P. Hopper

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Jason Hopper’s career as a domestic relations attorney has been centered on three main goals: achieve great results for clients in court, make the client’s experience as pleasant as is feasible, and to build and maintain great legal teams and operations to deliver those results.

As a litigator, Jason has ample experience in all stages of family law litigation from initial negotiations and temporary hearings to and through trial, and appeal. Jason is a licensed member of the California Bar, the Indiana Bar, and the United States Supreme Court Bar and has practiced domestic relations nearly exclusively throughout his legal career. Jason is currently accepting engagements involving family and domestic relations law, divorce, child custody, domestic violence, spousal support, and post-judgment modifications primarily in the Sacramento, Bay Area, and Silicon Valley regions of Northern California.

Prior to his collegiate studies and his family law career Jason spent his childhood in Peru, Indiana. In his down time, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, participating in his children’s athletics and extracurricular activities, leisure travel, and boating. Jason met his wife, Jessica, sitting in the row behind him as a 2nd year law student. He managed to get Jessica to say “yes” by employing the same dogged persistence Jason now utilizes in litigating his client’s family law cases. The couple have been married since 2008 and now have three happy healthy children, and a bulldog, Tito.

Along with being a devoted father and husband, Jason is an active and proud member of Saints Peter & Paul Parrish in Rocklin, CA

Certified Expertise

Jason is a certified legal specialist in family law. Attorneys may identify themselves as an “expert” in family law only if they are “certified” by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. California attorneys who are certified as divorce and family law specialists must take a rigorous written examination in family law, demonstrated a very high level of experience in family law, fulfilled ongoing education requirements, and been favorably recommended by peers and judges familiar with their work. While many family law attorneys are good lawyers and skilled litigators, clients that hire a Certified Family Law Specialist can be confident that they are in fact hiring an expert in divorce and other family law matters.

The State Bar identifies family law as the practice of law dealing with all aspects of the California Family Code and including, but not limited to, the following: taxation issues incident to family law practice; contempt; enforcement proceedings; mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; psychological and counseling aspects of family law; family law writ and appellate practice; post-marital agreements; non-marital domestic relationships; child custody in any forum; and public enforcement of child support.

Legal specialists in family law must prove significant, actual experience in the following areas:

  • Restraining orders/domestic violence proceedings;
  • Spousal support;
  • Modification of support;
  • Division of community property;
  • Confirmation of separate property;
  • Dissolution of marriage/divorce, legal separation, or nullity of marriage litigation;
  • Custody of children;
  • Child support;
  • Taxation issues incident to dissolution of marriage;
  • Contempt and/or enforcement proceedings;
  • Mediation and/or negotiation of family law disputes; and
  • Psychological aspects of dissolution of marriage.

In addition to the requisite experience requirements, a certified family law specialist must participate in a significant amount of education and training and must pass a difficult written examination. For a direct link to the State Bar website containing the formal requirements to become a certified family law specialist, click here.

Depth of Experience

In his time in practice, Jason has worked with hundreds of satisfied clients. “I make it my goal that every client can leave their initial consultation feeling that there is a path forward in their case, and that the plan of attack laid out is promptly and aggressively executed upon. I take seriously the privilege of gaining a new client’s confidence to call me their attorney and always strive to counsel clients on areas of where they can achieve the greatest return on investment of their hard-earned dollars.”

Prior to forming Lewellen Strebe & Hopper, PC, Jason worked for over a decade as a regional managing attorney with the largest family law firm in the United States, Cordell & Cordell, where he enjoyed building, scaling, and managing legal teams throughout the States of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, and New York during his tenure.

Professional Awards & Recognitions

  • 2024, 2023 Super Lawyer (Northern California)
  • 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star (Northern California)
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Super Lawyer Rising Star (Indiana)
  • 2013 Regional Top Attorney – Cordell & Cordell
  • 2012 Regional Top Attorney – Cordell & Cordell
  • 2011 Regional Top Attorney – Cordell & Cordell
  • 2010 Rookie of the Year – Cordell & Cordell

Media Appearances

  • Virtual Town Hall Series | Dirty Tricks in Divorce, 2020
  • Mens Divorce Podcast | Losing Custody During Covid-19, 2020
  • CBS 8 San Diego | More Divorces After Covid-19?, 2020
  • ABC News 10 Sacramento | 5 Things to Know While Co-Parenting During Covid-19, 2020
  • Fox News | Celebrity Divorces: A Financial Nightmare, 2017
  • 15th Annual Domestic Litigation Forum | Preparing for Third Party Neutrals, Custody Evaluators, Vocational Evaluations, 2015
  • Wall Street Journal | Embryos Spur Legal Fights, 2011

Presentations

  • Litigating Domestic Violence Restraining Orders When Falsely Accused, 2019
  • Attorney Social Media: Pitfalls to Avoid, 2017
  • Managing High Performers (and Low Ones Too), 2017
  • Negotiated Final Documents and Finalization of a Decree with Forms, 2016
  • Game Day Coffee Presents: Mens Divorce – Changing Gender Roles, 2016
  • Representing (and Managing) Clients with Personality Disorder Traits, 2014
  • Best Practices in Child Custody Litigation, 2013
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, What Must you Know, 2012
  • Dividing Military Retirement Benefits – Navigating Unique Rules for Pension Division and Survivor Annuity, 2010

Education

2003 | BA Religion, Business | Wabash College (Indiana)

2007 | Juris Doctorate |Western Michigan Cooley Law School (Michigan)

Member of Varsity Men’s Football Team

Member, Beta Theta Pi fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • Sate Bar of Indiana
  • United States Supreme Court

Associations & Memberships

  • Sacramento County Bar
  • Placer County Bar
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