Family Law
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense

Billie Jo Hopwood







Billie Jo Hopwood is a lifetime resident of Melbourne, Florida. She attended Johnson Middle School and Eau Gallie High School, as did both of her children. Upon graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's in Legal Studies Ms. Hopwood began her seventeen-year career as a paralegal. Beginning her legal career as a paralegal allowed Ms. Hopwood to gain extensive experience in multiple areas of law, including family, criminal and personal injury. After earning her J.D. and practicing as an attorney in all three areas Ms. Hopwood has found her home in family law. Ms. Hopwood merges her passion for the law and empathy for her client's to fight vigorously for the best possible outcome in hearings, trials and settlements. Based on her years of legal experience Ms. Hopwood provides all of her clients with the best legal advice in making decisions that affect their life and family.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law 100%
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2011


  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Central Florida
    • Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Barrister of the Year, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Courts
  • Team Captain, Best Presentation Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Justice Bar, Member, 2008 to Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • Vassar B Carlton Inns of Court, Member, 2014 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Platt Jacobus Fielding Ville, Intern/Associate, 2007 to 2010
  • Reed C Cary, PA, Paralegal/Office Manager, 1992 to 2005
  • FAMU Law School, Served 1 year on Law Review

Client Testimonials

Simply the BEST representation available in Brevard County
~ Carol

Client Testimonials

Expert, Professional, Courteous, and above all else…Relentless
~ Wendell

Client Testimonials

An attorney who will fight for you.
~ Jacqueline

Client Testimonials

By far the Best Around
~ Jamie