Kathryn “KC” Hopkinson
(813) 544-1344 – Direct
Kathryn “KC” Hopkinson is an Of-Counsel Attorney with Straley Robin Vericker and joined the firm in 2023. KC serves as lead counsel to numerous community development districts represented by the firm. KC is a highly skilled labor and employment law and litigation attorney who has represented businesses and individuals in need of counsel for over 10 years. Since 2012, KC’s practice has included, but not been limited to, age and gender discrimination, national origin and race discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, contract writing and negotiations, policy manual writing and updating, wage and hour, EEOC investigations, mediations, arbitrations, HR management, and state and federal appeals.
KC has been recognized by her peers as one of Tampa’s Attorneys of the Year for 2021 and 2022 in Tampa Style Magazine (September 2021 and September 2022) and one chosen as one of Tampa’s Top Lawyers for 2022 in Tampa Magazine (January 2023). She has also been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” yearly since 2016. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction. Additionally, from 2017 to 2020 KC was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” Labor & Employment lawyers in the State of Florida by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation’s most skilled lawyers. The ASLA selection process includes lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with proven commitment to community engagement, leadership, and the highest professional standards. Less than 1.5% of lawyers nationally are selected to this top honor.
KC is an active Member of The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida and Hillsborough County Associations for Women Lawyers and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Aside from her legal pursuits, KC is an active member at Hyde Park United Methodist Church where she volunteers in the Children’s Ministries and with the Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless as well as sits on the Board of Trustees. KC also volunteers with Selah Freedom, promoting sex trafficking awareness. KC is an avid reader, traveler, and yoga practitioner.
KC was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2013.
- The University of Tampa, B.A., (Government and World Affairs)
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (2012)