Virginia Emerson Hopkins
|Virginia Emerson Hopkins|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama|
June 17, 2004
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Edwin L. Nelson|
|Born||1952 (age 64–65)
|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
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
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.
- Virginia Emerson Hopkins at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Edwin L. Nelson
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama