Adrian Hoppes knew she wanted to spend her career defending employers after spending over a decade with a Fortune 200 public utility operation with a workforce of over 20,000. She fulfilled many roles on the management team, including Human Resources and Labor Relations, with ever increasing responsibility. She handled personnel matters ranging from wage/hour analysis, FMLA/ADA compliance, EEO investigations, and disputes regarding contract interpretation and negotiations with labor unions. Her practical experience and legal training permit her to provide outstanding advice on the full gamut of any issue which may arise in the employment relationship.
After eight years of providing internal company guidance, Adrian pivoted from her career field in 2008 and attended law school in order to play a more prominent role in how she could proactively provide compliance guidance and outside-the-box solutions for employers in California. Adrian graduated law school in 2012 and now represents employers and managers in state and federal litigation, and in the defense of administrative complaints. With almost 20 years of combined experience, Adrian brings a keen understanding of the employment relationship with a practical approach to handling the complex legal requirements of California.
Adrian is a devoted runner who defines running as her “meditation.” When not in the office she can be found running local races, cheering her daughters on at their sporting events, or attempting to work on her golf swing.
- Juris Doctor; Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, 2012
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2008
- State Bar of California (2013 - present)
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (2013 - present
- California State Bar Employment Law Section (2014 - present
- Vice President, Lincoln Law School Alumni Association (2016 – present)
Publications & Lectures
Representative Presentations & Trainings:
- Are You A Single Employer?
- Harassment Prevention Training for Managers and Supervisors
- Leave Management & Labor Law Updates
- Outstanding Sick Pay Questions
- What California Employers Need to Know About Disability Discrimination