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Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins

District Court Judge

Current Position

U.S. District Court
Southern District of Ohio
Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
Room 810 100 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tel: 513 564-7540

Class: XXI (2010)Circuit: Sixth


Bowdoin College, A.B. (1982)
Michael E. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, J.D. (1985)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, S.D. Ohio (1996- (Elevated to Chief 2014))
Assistant U.S. Attorney, S.D. Ohio, Chief of Civil Division (1993-96)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, S.D. Ohio (1990-93)
Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP (1987-90)
Law Clerk, Hon. Alan E. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals (1986-87)
Law Clerk, Hon. Alan E. Norris, Ohio Court of Appeals (1985-86)


American Law Institute (2009-)
ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee, Subcommittee on Rules: Vice-Chair; Member (2009-)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Director (2008-)
Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) (1996-)
Cincinnati Bar Association (1996-)
Cincinnati Round Table (1996-)
Federal Bar Association (1996-)
Federal Judicial Center (FJC) Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education (2003-08)
Judicial Conference Bankruptcy Rules Committee (2007-2009)
Judicial Conference Judicial Branch Committee (2009-)
Judicial Conference Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Salaries (2007-2009)
Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) (2004-06), Co-Chair, Cincinnati Biennial Conference (2006)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (1996-), President (2006-07)
Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, Executive Committee (2006-)
The OSU Moritz College of Law National Council (2005-)
Law and Leadership Institute, President (2017)
Cincinnati Museum Center, Chair-Elect (2017)
American College of Bankruptcy, Board of Regents (2017-2018)


"Wheel Estate: Debtors May Still Cramdown Creditors Interests in Mobile Homes," 2009 Author
"Bridges: An Organization You Should Know About and the Lawyers and Judges Who Have Helped to Make This 'A Just Community'," CBA Report, Cincinnati Bar Association 2009 Author
"Calvin Buford & Andrew Kaplan: Co-Chairs of the Recruitment Committee Speak Candidly About Their Involvement in the Round Table and the Need for the Organization's Work to Continue," BLAC/CBA Roundtable Lantern, BLAC/CBA 2001 Author
"Lawyers in the Hot Seat, The State of Ethics & Professionalism," DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, DePaul University School of Law 2008 Co-author
Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise Bloomberg BNA 2013 - Contributor
Holding Back the Invasion of Zombie Mortgages Bloomberg Law March 2, 2017 Contributor


Michael E. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, William K. Thomas Distinguished Jurist Award (May 14, 2010)