Tatyana Hopkins is a member of our Mass Tort practice group.
A recent law school graduate, Ms. Hopkins has long been a dedicated advocate for social justice. Her legal education was rooted in system change and social justice, and addressed a broad range of issues affecting marginalized communities. As a law student, her work included policy and direct-impact projects, as well as publications centered on juvenile, economic, voting, and environmental justice, often with a strong focus on how institutional systems and structures disproportionately impact Black communities.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Howard University, Ms. Hopkins attended the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) David A. Clarke School of Law. For two years, Ms. Hopkins served as the Notes editor of the UDC Law Review, a student-run periodical that focuses on legal issues of social concern and embodies community activism and service. Upon graduating in 2022, Ms. Hopkins was awarded the Richard H. Semsker Prize in Civil Rights Law for her demonstrated commitment to civil rights as a student and in recognition of her intent to work as a civil rights lawyer.
Before attending law school, Ms. Hopkins wrote for publications that were members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a national association of Black-owned newspapers. As a journalist, she covered the Flint water crisis and the efforts of Congressional Black Caucus members to call attention to it, issues of concern to Black residents in Washington, D.C., and post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
Ms. Hopkins is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C.