Hopkins Law are Edmonton’s criminal defense lawyers with many years of experience dealing with matters before the court – Hopkins Law speaks for you when you can’t speak for yourself.
At Hopkins Law, we know that success in court can depend on your lawyer’s reputation—we stand for integrity. You can rely on us to give you straightforward advice and to fight for your best interests. We will not cut corners, we will not gouge you, and you can expect nothing short of excellent representation.
Your defense requires criminal legal knowledge, sound strategy, and hard work. At Hopkins Law we are willing to make the hard arguments—we aren’t afraid to challenge existing laws or unjustified police practices.
We are your defense.
Marshall Hopkins has been practicing criminal law as both a defense lawyer and prosecutor for over twenty years, dealing with all manner of serious criminal cases, including murder, attempt murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, drug conspiracy, and massive frauds. Graduating from the University of Alberta law school in 1994 he articled and practiced for many years with renowned Edmonton criminal lawyer Alexander Pringle. He rounded out his practice with seven years at Alberta Justice before returning to criminal defense law. He has enjoyed a successful appellate practice at all levels of court in Canada.
He has many years of experience prosecuting and defending high-profile cases in the area of occupational health and safety.
For years Marshall has worked closely with Elders and leaders of Alberta’s First Nations, both as a prosecutor and defense lawyer, striving to make justice more accessible and meaningful to a people ravaged by colonialism, residential schools, and systemic racism. He continues to build a practice on values which acknowledge the unique character of Canada’s First Nations and the critical importance of justice for aboriginal men and women.
Carli Ryan-Jean was called to the bar in the summer of 2020. Having earned her law degree (University of Alberta) and completed her articling term with the firm, she is now turning her knowledge of law into practice as an associate at the firm.
Carli is keenly interested in criminal law, particularly as it impacts on Canada’s First Peoples. Her academic studies in the areas of criminal law and evidence and just outcomes for Aboriginal offenders ideally suit her to a criminal law practice which is marked by our commitment to systemic fairness for our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
Carli is a committed community advocate and has volunteered with Elizabeth Fry Society, Student Legal Services, and Pro Bono Students Canada. She now blends her community engagement with her passion for criminal law as she practices with the firm.