Hopkins Law Firm's Principles

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A defined set of core principles are a Firm's guideposts – the markers by which the Firm operates at its core. The practice of law is an honorable profession. The Firm, the Community, and the individual Clients all suffer if these core principles are not followed. While we continually reevaluate our methods and assess the strengths and weaknesses of our business conduct, it is always done with a focus on the Firm's core principles and values, as one must always remember it is not how we do things that ultimately matters, but rather why we do them.

At the Hopkins Law Firm, we have established principles by which we will practice law to insure we do so honorably and that we treat our clients and each other as we would expect to be treated by others. We will conduct ourselves with integrity, both personally and professionally. We will respect the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. We will communicate effectively and timely with our clients and each other. We will strive to maintain the highest degree of competency and professionalism. We will recognize work as an integral and necessary part of life but balance it with the needs of our families.

We are committed to these principles, and we agree to abide by these principles in order to hold ourselves and each other accountable to them in our personal and professional lives.


Putting clients first ensures that you receive clear, concise, and practical advice, based on the legal, regulatory, and commercial environments within your lives. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide quick, business minded, and practical advice. We work hard to provide realistic alternatives and workable solutions that are based on our experience as well as our knowledge and understanding of your circumstances.

Practical means results oriented and keeping an eye on the bottom line – making sure our work is cost effective and right for you. We recognize that the cost of legal services is an important consideration for you and your family. Practical also means plain talk, being up front about fees and costs, and looking at reasonable alternatives to litigation. The Hopkins Law Firm's internal structure allows us to operate in a cost-effective environment so we can provide the highest value for our clients. That's why we strive to provide outstanding value.


At the Hopkins Law Firm, our size is our best asset. Retaining counsel, consulting with an attorney, is a very personal experience. You need to know that your lawyer cares about you, wants to help, and has the training and expertise to assist you. We offer all the advantages of larger practices while maintaining the intimacy and personal services you expect. We understand that your case is very important to you, and we provide the responsive and personal attention our clients expect and deserve. Our continued success is a direct product of our deep commitment to our clients and their families.

We deploy the strongest possible team of representation wherever needed. Importantly though, we do so while maintaining the level of personal attention that ensures our clients remain as involved as they wish in the process. We diligently work to protect our clients' rights while navigating them through the legal complexities of their case.

Our significant track record confirms our ability to utilize every available resource needed to achieve optimal results for our clients before, during, and after their case's evolution. We will support you throughout and remain determined to always fight for what's right for you. Our lawyers represent our clients with dignity and compassion throughout their legal process and continue to be a resource long after a resolution has been reached.

Any results we might have achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

Introducing our dedicated team

Principled. Practical. Personal.

When you have to go to court, you want to know your lawyer will fight for you so you get the best possible outcome. Here at Hopkins Law Firm, our team of personal injury, family law, and criminal defense lawyers has the experience and insights needed to help you present your best case. Our team has helped many clients to protect their future. With locations in Charleston, Pawleys Island, and Myrtle Beach, we can make sure you get the counsel you need anywhere in South Carolina.