Harry L. Hopkins - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Harry L. Hopkins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983
Phone: 205-714-4439

Mr. Hopkins began his legal career in Meridian, Mississippi as a general practitioner in 1964 and he thereafter served with the National Labor Relations Board, Region Fifteen, New Orleans, Louisiana until joining Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville in 1973. He joined Ogletree Deakins in 1997.Mr. Hopkins has extensive experience in all aspects of labor law, which includes representing employers during union election campaigns and before the National Labor Relations Board. He has participated in the negotiation of over 500 labor agreements. Litigation experience, both individual and class actions, includes trial of cases under every provision of the National Labor Relations Act, including alleged union activity discharges, hot cargo cases, secondary boycott cases, and refusal to bargain cases. He has also handled individual and class action cases arising under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, MSHA and other cases arising under federal and state law. Mr. Hopkins is regularly involved in appellate cases and has submitted a number of cases to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Hopkins is also a professor at the University of Alabama School of Law where he teaches labor law, collective bargaining, and seminars on various federal employment statutes.

University of Southern MississippiBA 1961Tulane UniversityJ.D. 1964
American Bar AssociationAlabama Bar AssociationMississippi Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

Office Location

420 Twentieth Street North, Suite 1900
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment