Katherine Hopkins

Katherine Hopkins

Katherine Hopkins

  • Biography

     Katherine R. Hopkins is an Employee Benefits attorney with AsherKelly. Prof. Hopkins concentrates her practice on Taft-Hartley multiemployer fringe benefit fund representation, with an emphasis on ERISA and IRC compliance, plan documentation, fiduciary liability, and ERISA litigation. She also advises clients on a wide range of complex employment issues—including workplace policies, handbooks and procedures, leave laws including the Family-Medical Leave Act, wage and hour issues, workplace harassment and discrimination, and employment and non-competition agreements.

    Prof. Hopkins graduated from Michigan State University in 2008 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and from the University of Michigan Law School in 2016 where she served as a Note Editor on the Journal of Law Reform and was a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition. Prior to starting her legal education, Prof. Hopkins worked as an English Teacher at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, Michigan.

    Prof. Hopkins is licensed to practice law in the States of Michigan and Indiana, and a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the Michigan State Bar and the Oakland County Bar Association where she serves as a member of the Legislative Committee.
    Prior to joining AsherKelly, Prof. Hopkins was a two-term judicial clerk on the Michigan Supreme Court and an Associate Attorney in the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group at an international law firm headquartered in Detroit.


  • Degrees and Certifications

     J.D., University of Michigan Law School
    B.A., Michigan State University

  • Courses Taught
    Judicial Externship: Colloquium
  • Courses taught by Katherine Hopkins