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Wolfgang Hoppe

Wolfgang Hoppe, Czech lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1960.


  • Hoppe, Wolfgang was born on December 9, 1933 in M. Schoenberg, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. Came to the United States, 1953.

  • Education

    • BAwith distinction, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1959.


    • Associate Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, Detroit, 1970-1994. Foreign service legal officer United States Agency for International Development, since 1994. Adjunct professor Wayne University Law School, Detroit, 1964-1993.

      Member committee visitors University Michigan School Law, Ann Arbor, since 1979. Member faculty Institute Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, 1981-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1960.


    • Contributor chapters to Law Reviews, to books: Product Liability Practice Guide, 1988, Introducing Evidence, 1988.


    Board directors Henry Ford Hospital, Fairland, Advisory Council, Dearborn, Michigan, 1977-1983. Director office International Visitors Council, Detroit, 1977-1985. Chairman advisory committee United States Courts, Eastern District, Michigan, 1979-1988, member professional assistance committee, 1980-1982.

    Member Detroit Panel of Center for Public Resources, 1989-1993. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (national conference bar president's 1980-1982), Federal Bar Association (chapter executive board 1981-1985), Federal Judicial Conference 6th Circuit (life member), United States Maritime Law Association, American Judicature Society, Association Defense Trial Counsel, State Bar Michigan (representative assembly 1972-1979), Detroit Bar Association (president 1980-1981, board directors 1973-1981), Phi Beta Kappa.


    • S Rudolf and Elsa (Roettig) H. Married Kristin Kaestner, December 21, 1957. Children– Kirk, Dominique.
    • spouse: Kristin Kaestner
    • children: Kirk Hoppe
    • Dominique Hoppe
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    Born December 9, 1933