Louisville Law alumnus Edwin Hopson honored by UofL

Edwin Hopson
Edwin Hopson

Edwin Hopson, a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law and senior counsel at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, is the university's 2019 Law Alumni Fellow. He will be honored at an awards dinner on October 24.

The Alumni Awards are the highest honor bestowed by the University of Louisville Alumni Association. These awards recognize distinguished graduates who are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

"Ed is a highly respected attorney and a distinguished graduate of the School of Law," says Dean Colin Crawford. "One of the things I heard about him even before meeting him is what a fair, balanced perspective he brings to his work and community service. His impressive legal career is a wonderful example to our students, and his labor and employment law practice has had a national impact."

Hopson is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Service Team and concentrates his practice in all areas of labor and employment law. On a national and regional basis, he has handled a wide range of employment and labor law matters including employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge and related tort cases, FMLA matters and litigation, union organizing campaigns, NLRB unfair labor practice cases, collective bargaining negotiations, strike preparation/planning, strike/injunction litigation, labor arbitrations, mediations, OSHA cases and wage-hour matters.

"Ed has generously given of his time to the School of Law over the 12 years I have known him," says Professor Ariana Levinson. "He has spoken in classes and worked every year to make the annual labor and employment law conference, the Warns-Render Institute, a success. I have observed what a wonderful mentor he is because he has involved several less senior attorneys in planning Warns-Render and graciously allowed them to take his place meeting and introducing prestigious speakers. He is not partisan, and will as happily sit with a table of union lawyers as with a table of management lawyers. On a personal level, I have enjoyed many conversations with him over the years about both employment law and life."