William “Bill” Hopkins
Partner
Austin

Expertise and Experience
William “Bill” Hopkins focuses his practice on administrative law, regulatory defense and litigation in the healthcare industry. He advises both individual health care providers and institutional health care clients on State and Federal licensure, compliance and enforcement matters, with an emphasis on proactive measures to ensure compliance and minimize litigation risk. Mr. Hopkins’ expertise includes all aspects of health care professional licensure and practice, long term care licensure, regulation and enforcement, medical staff issues, credentialing, fraud and abuse, and compliance with rules of state and federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Hopkins has litigated on behalf of his clients in both State and Federal Administrative Courts, as well as the District Courts of Texas.

Mr. Hopkins is also a frequent speaker at the local, regional and national level regarding licensure, litigation, compliance, enforcement, diversity and leadership matters.

Practice Areas
Health Law
Administrative Law
Litigation
Professional Liability
Risk Management

Activities
On a National level, Bill has been actively involved in the American Bar Association Health Law Section and has served in a number of leadership roles, such as Vice Chair to the Health Law Section Distance Learning Committee, the former Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Long Term Care Task Force, former Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Diversity and former Co-Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Physician Issues Interest Group. Bill is also a active member of the American Health Lawyers Association Post-Acute Care Interest Group. Based on Bill’s work in the Post Acute industry, he was appointed in 2012 to the ABA to serve as a Commissioner on the ABA National Commission on Law and the Aging, and continues to serve in that role.

On a local level, Bill continues to be actively involved with the Austin Bar Association Health Law Section. He is also very active in the Houston legal market and is the President-Elect of the Houston Bar Association Health Law Section Leadership Council.

Bill is also actively involved in diversity issues and has worked on a number of diversity initiatives. He is the Current President of the Central Texas Advisory Board of the Texas Diversity Council.

Education
High Point University

Law School
University of Texas School of Law

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1995

Fun Facts
He is actively involved in his community and serves on a number of local non-profit Boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation, the American Red Cross, Austin Symphony Orchestra, People’s Community Clinic Foundation, Kids in A New Groove, and E 4 Youth.

Tel: (512) 469-0900
Fax: (512) 469-0930
Email: bhopkins@shackelfordlaw.net