Virginia Emerson Hopkins

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Virginia Emerson Hopkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
June 17, 2004
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Edwin L. Nelson
Personal details
Born 1952 (age 64–65)
Anniston, Alabama
Education University of Alabama B.A.
University of Virginia School of Law J.D.

Virginia Emerson Hopkins (born 1952) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Anniston, Alabama, Hopkins graduated from University of Alabama with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 and later from University of Virginia School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1977.

Legal career[edit]

Following law school graduation, Hopkins was in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1977 to 1978. She was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1978 to 1991. She was in private practice in Anniston, Alabama from 1991 to 2004.

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

On the recommendation of Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, Hopkins was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama by President George W. Bush on October 14, 2003 to a seat vacated due to the death of Edwin L. Nelson. Hopkins was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 2004 on a Senate vote and received her commission on June 17, 2004.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edwin L. Nelson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
2004–present
Incumbent