Virginia Emerson Hopkins

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Virginia Emerson Hopkins
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
June 22, 2018
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
In office
June 17, 2004 – June 22, 2018
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byEdwin L. Nelson
Succeeded byCorey L. Maze
Personal details
Born (1952-05-06) May 6, 1952 (age 67)
Anniston, Alabama
EducationUniversity of Alabama (B.A.)
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)

Virginia Emerson Hopkins (born May 6, 1952) is a Senior 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, and received her commission on June 17, 2004. She assumed senior status on June 22, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edwin L. Nelson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
2004–2018
Succeeded by
Corey L. Maze