Hopkins-Laster Law Office!
Hopkins-Laster Law Office, is a Texas Family Law Firm, proudly serving Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties
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Meet Hopkins-Laster Law Office founder
Attorney Dorothea Laster, B.S., J.D., LL.M.
Attorney Dorothea Laster, was born Dorothea Hopkins. She is a Nebraska native, but has resided in DFW since 1991.
Ms. Laster attended the University of Nebraska and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science in 1988. She was a Patricia-Harris Fellow at the University of Nebraska-College of Law, graduating with Distinction in 1991. Ms. Laster attended the University of Notre Dame’s London, England Campus and earned her LL.M. Degree, which is an advanced Law Degree, in International Law in 1993, graduating Cum Laude.
Ms. Laster is also a mediator, having earned her mediation certification in 2011 from Texas Woman’s University. She also earned her certificate as a Family Law Mediator in 2017 from Dispute Mediation Services of North Texas and has completed the additional Family Violence Mediator requirements.
Since 1991, Family Law has been Attorney Dorothea Laster's primary focus. Attorney Laster began her Family Law work by volunteering to take Family Law cases for Legal Services of North Texas, and in 1993 received their Pro Bono Service Award. In 1993, Ms. Laster founded Hopkins-Laster Law Office which provides full service Family Law representation including Family Law appeals.
Ms. Laster has answered over sixteen thousand questions on www.AVVO.com to date, where she is a frequent contributor. Ms. Laster volunteered with Fathers for Equal Rights in Dallas, Texas, for approximately ten years, helping members represent themselves in their Family Law cases.
In addition to Attorney Laster’s decades of Texas Family Law know-how; she also has years of practical civil litigation experience. Ms. Laster has tried employment discrimination cases in the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas.
In addition to practicing Family Law at the trial court level, Ms. Laster enjoys Family Law appellate work. She is especially proud of the appellate work she did on court-appointed cases, which resulted in the reversal of the terminations of parental rights in: In the Interest of L.S., 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 8963, and In the Interest of N.L.T., 420 S.W.3d 469, 2014, Tex. App. LEXIS 494, 2014 WL 130552.