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John David Hopkins

John David Hopkins, American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1966, District of Columbia 1979.


  • Hopkins, John David was born on February 8, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of John and Helen (Sweeney) Hopkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1965.


    • From associate to partner King & Spalding, Atlanta, 1965-1993. Executive vice president, general counsel Jefferson-Pilot Corporation, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1993—2003. Of counsel Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Professional Limited Liability Company, Atlanta, 2003—2009.

      Partner Taylor English Duma, LLP, since 2009. Board directors, member executive committee Rock Tenn Company, Atlanta, 1989-2011. Member board visitors Guilford College, 1994-2000.

      Board directors University North Carolina, Greensboro Excellence Foundation, 1995-2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1966, District of Columbia 1979.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors Atlanta Ballet, 1991-1993, Greensboro United Arts Council, 1994-1997, Eastern Music Festival, 1998—2005. Member alumni council University Virginia Law School Alumni Association, 2000-2003. Trustee Children's School, Inc., Atlanta, 1971-1979, 88-89, National Association Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, Alexandria, Virginia, 1973-1979.

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1959-1962. Member Georgia Bar Association (chairman corporation code revision committee, corporation and banking section 1970-1979), District of Columbia Bar Association, Cherokee Town and Country Club (Atlanta), Highlands Country Club North Carolina, Amelia Island Club, Order of Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa.


    • Married Evelyn Harry, June 8, 1963 (divorced February 1985). Children: John David III, Katharine Jane, Matthew Foster Joseph. Married Laurie Eileen House, June 3, 1987.
    • father: John Hopkins
    • mother: Helen (Sweeney) Hopkins
    • spouses: Evelyn Harry
    • Laurie Eileen House
    • children: John David III Hopkins
    • Katharine Jane Hopkins
    • Matthew Foster Joseph Hopkins
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    Born February 8, 1938