Robert B. Hopkins

Portland || Partner
Robert B. Hopkins
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As a lawyer, I’m always striving to be trustworthy, compassionate, dedicated and experienced.

Bob Hopkins is the senior trial lawyer for the firm in Portland and heads Landye Bennett Blumstein’s aviation litigation practice. He has extensive experience in products liability, business, and personal injury litigation. Bob has litigated claims against virtually all the major aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, a wide variety of aviation component suppliers, and multiple air carriers and maintenance facilities.

Over his forty years of trial work, he has obtained among the largest verdicts and settlements in Oregon, beginning with the landmark case of Myers v. Cessna Aircraft Corporation, 275 OR 501, 553 P.2d 355 (1976). He also was a founding officer and twice the Chairman of the Oregon State Bar Aviation Section, and has been a frequent speaker at Pacific Northwest aviation seminars. 

Known for being highly skilled and experienced in a wide variety of litigation contexts, Bob also is committed to maintaining the utmost compassion to and trust of his clients. 

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Outside of work, Bob is an avid Blazers, Timbers and Thorns fan and season ticket holder. He and his wife Terri enjoy close interaction with his two physician and third financial consultant children whose youth basketball, soccer and baseball teams he coached long before they provided four grandchildren, so far.

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Admitted to Practice
  • Oregon
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1970, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Chicago, J.D., 1973, National Honor Scholarship
Memberships & Recognition
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section
    • Member, Individual Rights and Responsibility Section
    • Member, Aviation Space Law Section
    • Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Member, Oregon Section on Aviation, Secretary (1984-1986)
      • Chairman (1987-1988 and 2009-2010
      • Executive CommitteeMember (1984-2011)
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers recognition for Oregon, Pacific Northwest and America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards