Austin Bar Association (Health Law Section)
American Bar Association (Health Law and Litigation Sections)
American Health Lawyers Association
Named to “Best Lawyers” in America list, by BL Rankings, in Healthcare Law (2018)
Texas Diversity Council-Diversity First Award Winner-2018 and 2011
American Bar Association Health Law Section-Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award-2017
Leadership Austin Essential Class-2008
Austin Under 40 Award-Legal CategoryWinner-2006
Bill Hopkins focuses his practice on educating, serving and protecting health care providers and health care companies against the many pitfalls in their industry. He concentrates his work on being an advocate for his healthcare clients in the administrative law, regulatory defense, compliance and litigation areas of the healthcare industry. He is also a prolific public speaker on health care regulatory, enforcement, and compliance matters at the local, State and National level.
He advises both individual health care providers and institutional health care clients on State and Federal licensure, compliance and enforcement matters, with an emphasis on proactive measures to ensure compliance and minimize litigation risk. Mr. Hopkins’ expertise includes all aspects of health care professional licensure and practice, long term care licensure, regulation and enforcement, medical staff issues, credentialing, fraud and abuse, and compliance with rules of state and federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Hopkins has litigated on behalf of his clients in both State and Federal Administrative Courts, as well as the District Courts of Texas.
On a National level, Bill has been actively involved in the American Bar Association Health Law Section and has served in a number of leadership roles, such as current Member of the Leadership Council, Vice Chair to Distance Learning Committee, former Chair of the Long Term Care Task Force, former Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Diversity and former Co-Chair of the Physician Issues Interest Group. Bill is also a active member of the American Health Lawyers Association Post-Acute Care Interest Group.
Based on Bill’s work in the Post Acute industry, he was appointed in 2012 to the ABA to serve as a Commissioner on the ABA National Commission on Law and the Aging, and served until 2015 in that role.
On a local level, Bill continues to be actively involved with the Austin Bar Association Health Law Section. He is also very active in the Houston Healthcare legal market and has been a member of the Houston Bar since 2005 and recently served as the President of the Houston Bar Association Health Law Section Leadership Council.
Bill is also actively involved in diversity issues and has worked on a number of diversity initiatives. He is the Current President of the Central Texas Advisory Board of the Texas Diversity Council and sits on the Statewide Board for the Texas Diversity Council.