Jason P. Hopper - Cordell & Cordell Sacramento Divorce Lawyer

Jason P. Hopper

Lead Litigator

Noblesville Divorce Lawyer Jason Hopper

Jason P. Hopper’s career as a domestic litigation attorney is centered on achieving high levels of client satisfaction and most importantly results.

His efforts have resulted in his being recognized as a leader within the firm in the area of client satisfaction. Since joining Cordell & Cordell in 2010, Mr. Hopper has worked with hundreds of clients and maintained an average client satisfaction score exceeding 98% over the course of his decade plus with the firm.

Mr. Hopper understands the need of many of his clients to have their day in court, and to have their voices as well as the interests of their children to be heard. According to Mr. Hopper, “All too often I enter into an initial consultation with a prospective client who has been bullied into submitting to a custody arrangement or temporary order that the client clearly is either not comfortable with or which fails to account for their specific situation. I find it vital that the prospective client leaves the initial meeting with a plan of attack laid out that can best meet their goals if they grant me the privilege of working with them.”

Mr. Hopper has extensive trial experience in all areas of domestic relations.  He enjoys advocating for clients in the realm of child custody litigation, often defending clients against allegations of domestic violence. Mr. Hopper has stated, “California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act is intended to be a shield – a vitally important shield to protect victims of abuse. Unfortunately, though, what was designed to promote safety to victims is instead increasingly used as a tactical weapon to gain an upper hand in litigation. Many fathers who are otherwise exemplary in their parenting and who have strong relationships with their children, can lose joint decision-making and be relegated to a few hours of supervised visits per week if they do not take on mounting a vigorous defense against trumped up DV claims seriously from the outset. I enjoy partnering with clients who understand the importance of clearing their names from vicious smear campaigns.”

Mr. Hopper has ample experience working with experts in a number of forensic fields in pursuing such efforts.

Mr. Hopper regularly presents at the firm’s “Cordell College” attorney development program and mentors a number of younger litigators within the firm each year. Mr. Hopper is a member of the Placer County (California) Bar Association.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Hopper is licensed to practice in the states of California and Indiana, having passed the bar exam on the first attempt in both states. Mr. Hopper is also a admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as a member of U.S. Supreme Court Bar.


Mr. Hopper received a Juris Doctorate with litigation concentration from Western Michigan Cooley Law School.

Mr. Hopper received a B.A. in Religion and Business from Wabash College (Indiana) where he was a varsity letterman on the school’s championship football team.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Hopper practiced in domestic relations and criminal defense.


Mr. Hopper is a member of the Placer County (California) Bar Association.


In his first year with the firm, Mr. Hopper was named the firm’s “Rookie of the Year” and subsequently named “Regional Top Attorney” on two occasions.

Mr. Hopper was named an “Indiana Rising Star” by Super Lawyer’s Magazine on five occasions and a “Northern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyer’s Magazine on three occasions.  Super Lawyers Magazine is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

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Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Mr. Hopper has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and a number of other publications for domestic relations stories of public concern.  Mr. Hopper has been interviewed extensively by the Indiana Lawyer newspaper on several occasions and he has been a presenter at several continuing education seminars both in-house and through NBI. He was interviewed by a number of TV stations to discuss the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on divorce and family law.

Watch Mr. Hopper’s lecture from Cordell & Cordell’s 2015 Continuing Legal Education seminar on “Preparing Your Client for Third Party Neutrals”.


“Honestly, Mr. Hopper did a tremendous job! You get what you pay for, right? I can’t say that I have anything at all to complain about!”
“Honestly, everything was pretty easy. The whole process from start to [finish] went great. Jason was exceptional. I honestly don’t have any complaints. He even had a vacation scheduled during my case, but he handled everything and the office staff was very responsive while he was out.”
“I thought Mr. Hopper did an excellent job. I would certainly use his services again if I needed to. He was very on top of things.”
“I think he’s done a very good job of being very businesslike and laying out the pros and cons of various suggestions that I’ve made or settlement considerations that I have had. I think he’s done a great job.”
"I am well-satisfied and feel I was well-represented.  All of my questions were answered when I asked and there was a quick response."
"I found Jason to be very effective, very knowledgeable and to the point. I appreciated that in an attorney."
"Working with Jason has been good. He is very knowledgeable and responsive. All of my emails and calls were returned the same day. For me, communication with my attorney was important and Jason excelled with that. I appreciated working with Jason."
"I'm very satisfied with everything Jason has done so far.  Excellent service, first-class knowledge and very professional."
"This is the hardest time in my life.  I went into the office confused and brokenhearted.  Jason did a great job explaining my options and what was going on.  I'm still in a daze and at a loss, but without his help I wouldn't have made it through.  I'm very happy I have chosen Cordell & Cordell.  Win, lose, or draw, I feel I'm in the right place."
"Jason has been very attentive, efficient, and understanding to make the process that much easier to go through.  He's been great!"
"I went through several attorneys with my divorce, and I've never had an attorney keep me updated the way Jason has.  He is phenomenal.  Every chance I get, I tell people about him.  I couldn't say enough about him.  He's by far the best attorney I've ever had.  He explains things in layman's terms and is extremely intelligent.  I'm extremely pleased with him.  He's been really supportive.  I feel no apprehension with Jason; I have a ton of confidence in him."
"I have already told people about Jason. I am elated with the service I received. I went through several attorneys before, but Jason just knew what he was doing. Both Jason and Cordell & Cordell were phenomenal. He was very professional but not aloof. Jason is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, and knows law inside and out, however, he talked to me on my level and never talked down to me. Jason knew what to do and was very precise with his actions. Not only is he an excellent attorney, but he's a good person as well. I consider it to be a wonderful investment. I am 1000% pleased."

"He has been great. As far as doing what he can to get my son, due to parental alienation, I appreciate his work."


"I have had a good experience with Jason, and he is an excellent attorney.  He is on top of everything."

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