John Hopkins is a native of Niagara Falls and attended local elementary and secondary schools. He is a graduate of Queen's University (B.A. Honours) and the University of Toronto (LL.B.), called to the Bar in 1971 and Member of The Canadian Bar Association.
His recent community involvements include serving as a Director of the Y.M.C.A. of the Niagara Region, a member of the fundraising team for the new Niagara Falls Community Centre, and a member of Rotary International, an international service organization. John has also volunteered for the Niagara Falls Hospital Foundation and the Niagara Health Service Regional Foundation
John's areas of practice include corporate and commercial law, real estate, wills, and estates, commercial and general litigation and family law. His practice includes private business as well as public sector clients.