Bruce Hopson, Esq.

Bruce Hopkins

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Modification
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Estate Planning
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • University of Missouri – School of Law
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Missouri
    • Bachelor of Journalism

Bruce Hopson, Esq.

Senior Associate Attorney

Facing a divorce or other family law matters in Jefferson County, Missouri is never easy. The situation can become even more stressful and emotional when children are involved. When these situations arise, having knowledgeable family law counsel in your corner can provide you guidance and peace of mind as you navigate through your case. Bruce Hopson is a dedicated Senior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. He is ready and able to assist clients throughout the Jefferson County area, and nearby, from the firm’s Arnold, Missouri family law office.

Bruce earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Missouri. Before earning his J.D., he attended the same university for his undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Journalism. Bruce is licensed and ready to help clients in the State of Missouri and is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, and the Lawyers Association of St. Louis.

Before joining the Jefferson County family law attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC, Bruce worked many years in various legal roles, gaining valuable trial and case preparation experience. His experience includes working as an attorney at a law firm based in Jefferson City, Missouri where he mainly handled cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and professional licensing and tax issues. In this role, he wrote settlement letters for over 100 clients, negotiated lien reductions with Medicaid and other health care providers, drafted documentation, and successfully litigated cases. Bruce also gained legal experience working as an attorney at a prominent personal injury law firm in the St. Louis, MO area. His work there included representing clients, helping clients negotiate settlements, drafting litigation documents, including petitions, motions, affidavits, and proposed court orders, while also maintaining regular client communication. Bruce also previously had his own law practice in St. Louis, where his work included drafting and preparing estate plans for individuals and couples, including wills, trusts, and medical directives. He is eager to utilize his litigation and negotiation skills to help his clients rebuild their lives.

Martindale Hubbell has rated Bruce as an AV Preeminent attorney, which is defined to be “a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”

Outside of his legal work, Bruce is an avid swimmer. He swam for the University of Missouri on scholarship and still continues to compete as a Masters swimmer, including on the national level.

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice 
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis


Honors & Awards

  • AVVO Excellent Rating
  • Martindale–Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating


Bruce Hobson - A-V Rated

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