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Robert K. Hopkins


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Robert Hopkins is a shareholder of Jeffrey T. Angley, P.C., the real estate litigation practice at Phillips & Angley. Robbie joined the firm as an associate in February 2014. Robbie’s focus and practice areas are concentrated on zoning, land use, real estate, and telecommunications, counseling real estate developers, private landowners, neighbors and abutters, and corporate clients throughout Massachusetts. Robbie practices primarily before the Massachusetts Land Court and Superior Court, and has argued before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Robbie also appears before municipal zoning and planning boards. Robbie is one of the co-chairs of the New Lawyers Section of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, and sites on its Board of Directors. Robbie is also the co-chair of the Zoning/Land Use Subcommittee of the Real Estate and Condemnation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section. Robbie has been awarded the distinction of being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star and was the recipient of the Real Estate Bar Association's Emerging Leader Award in 2019  

Prior to joining the firm, he was a law clerk to the Hon. Judith C. Cutler, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Land Court. Mr. Hopkins received a J.D., cum laude, in 2012 from New England Law | Boston, and a B.A. in Political Science, with a Philosophy minor, from the University of Kentucky, in 2008.

Areas Of Practice

  • Disputes and Litigation
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Easements, Access, Beach Rights, and Use Rights
  • Real Estate Contracts, Title, and Boundary Lines
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Development and Permitting
  • Zoning, Planning, Wetlands
  • Homeowners Association Documents

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2023


  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, New England, Land Use/Zoning
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Emerging Leader Award
  • New England Scholar Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) of Massachusetts, Member, 2012 to Present
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Co-Chair of the New Lawyers Section, 2018 to 2024
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Co-Chair of the Litigation Section, 2024 to Present
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Board of Directors Member, 2018 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Litigation & Condemnation Committee, Zoning Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2022 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Massachusetts Land Court, Law Clerk, 2012 to 2014