About The Hopkins Law Firm

The Hopkins Law Firm - The Best DUI/ DWI and Traffic Lawyers in Northern Virginia!  Wills - Trusts - Family Law. 



Our Attorneys Serve Clients all over No. VA, including Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling and Loudoun County.



Confident, competent dedicated legal representation throughout Virginia


At The Hopkins Law Firm, PLLC, we never settle for second best. We were founded to provide clients throughout Northern Virginia with top-quality legal services when they need it most. We focus our practice in the following areas of law:

We know how much frustration, anger and fear comes along with facing difficult crossroads in your life. Whether you are facing a divorce, a DUI or the eventuality of death, we are there to provide you with the representation you need and results you can depend on.

Focused on efficient resolutions for our clients
We make it our goal to provide our clients with the personal attention and respect that they deserve. By working personally with each client, it helps to establish a relationship of trust between you and our firm. We want our clients to feel like we are their champion, protecting you from harm and advocating for your rights.   Many of the cases we handle involve sensitive issues that can be difficult for clients to talk about. If a client feels comfortable about sharing their concerns and desires, we can construct a much stronger case for you at trial. We know how important your case is to you. Our staff strives to always be accessible to answer your questions and provides regular updates on your case's status. This client-centric approach has garnered our firm significant success both in the courtroom and with our clients. We stand ready to assist you today. Finding quick resolutions to your case can ease the anxiety and uncertainty associated with your legal problems. We efficiently develop successful strategies for accomplishing your goals and upholding your best interests.

Unique solutions to your legal problems
If you need an experienced attorney to handle your case, call The Hopkins Law Firm, PLLC at 517-248-2210  or feel free to contact the Hopkins firm online to schedule an initial consultation. From our office in Haymarket, we represent clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Falls Church, Haymarket, Gainesville, Manassas and throughout Prince William, Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

A strong communicator and effective negotiator
Michelle’s professional, compassionate approach to her clients’ cases encourages open communication that can minimize your legal stress. Michelle attentively listens to your concerns, provides you with clear explanations about your legal options, informs you of every development in your case and immediately responds to your questions.


Northern Virginia Family Law, Education/School Law, DUI/Traffic Law and Estate Planning Lawyer


Michelle M. Hopkins
(fka Michelle M. Southwick)

Phone: 571-248-2210
Fax: 571-248-2126

Contact Michelle M. Hopkins online

Practice areas

  • Family Law
  • DUI/Traffic
  • Wills & Trusts
  • School/Education Law 

Bar admission

  • Virginia, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2010


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Troy State University, M.P.A.
  • George Mason University, B.S.

Professional memberships

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

During Michelle's many years of legal experience, she clerked for the Hawaii State Office of the Attorney General, Education Division, and the Judiciary, Staff Attorney Office. She also worked as an education site manager at Hickam, Air Force Base, Hawaii. While attending law school, Michelle served as a law clerk for The Carlberg Law Firm (2006-2008) and upon graduation from Law School, as an associate Attorney (2008-2011).  Additionally, Michelle is an Adjunct Professor for Hawaii Pacific University teaching a range of courses including Introduction to American Political Processes, Public Personnel Management, Political Ideologies, and Public Administration. She is a competition runner, has completed two marathons, and competes in triathlons. She resides in Northern Virginia, enjoys other outdoor activities as well as attending the theater in Washington, DC. 

Rate information

  • Fixed hourly rates
  • Fixed fees available