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About Me


Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on January 26, 1962

Married to Lisa Zatopek Hopmann since 1995

They have to remarkable adult daughters


1979 FAA Certified Private Pilot

1980 Dumas High School, Honors Graduate

1982 FAA Certified Commercial Pilot

1982 FAA Certified Instrument Rated Pilot

1983 FAA Certified Multiengine Rated Pilot

1983 FAA Certified Flight Instructor Pilot

1984 Louisiana Tech University

          B.S. - Professional Aviation

          Minor - English with Honors

1987 University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Juris Doctor


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 5th Circuit Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association 
  • Tennessee Eastern District Court
  • US Supreme Court
  • Arkansas Eastern District Court
  • Arkansas Western District Court

Other Accomplishments

  • Chairperson for Habitat for Humanity
  • Member of the Governing Board of Local Church
  • Band Parent for St. Pius X High School
  • President of Sunday School Class
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