Katherine A. Hopkins is an associate in the Business and Commercial Litigation team, resident in Wilentz’s Philadelphia office. Ms. Hopkins has been representing corporate clients in civil defense litigation matters in state and federal courts since 2013.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of premises liability, products liability, and commercial disputes. She also has experience handling mass tort, toxic tort, and Dram Shop matters. Her clients have included commercial retailers, property owners, product manufacturers, restaurants, hotels, and child care facilities.

Ms. Hopkins is actively involved in the professional legal community as a member of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Philadelphia Bar Association.  She currently serves as Assistant Lead Articles Editor for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Update and is a member of the Midwest Law Journal’s peer review team.

Prior to joining Wilentz, Ms. Hopkins clerked for the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, where she analyzed appeals.

While attending Rutgers University School of Law, Ms. Hopkins served as Executive Editor for the Rutgers Law Journal and was a recipient of the Dean’s Academic Scholarship. She also served as a legal intern to the Honorable Renée Marie Bumb of the District Court of New Jersey, and as an extern at the Office of the City Attorney in Camden, New Jersey.


  • Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, Wolters Kluwer, 2015-2017 (Contributing Editor, Pennsylvania)
  • Business Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Guide, Wolters Kluwer, 2015-2017 (Contributing Editor, New Jersey)
  • Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, Wolters Kluwer, 2014-2016 (Contributing Editor, Pennsylvania)
  • “The Federal Estate Tax: An Uncertain Future, Real Property, Trusts & Estates Law,” American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Committee Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 2017 (Author)
  • “A Blast From the Past: Are the Robo-Signing Issues That Plagued the Mortgage Crisis Set to Engulf the Student Loan Industry?”, 45 U. Tol. L. Rev. 239, Winter 2014 (Author)

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