Brian J. Hoops

Brian J. Hoops



Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment
Business and Commercial
Constitutional Law

Brian Hoops is a member of the firm’s litigation and appellate practice groups. From inception to appeal, Brian successfully litigates on behalf of businesses and individuals faced with labor, employment, and business disputes. Beyond his California practice, Brian is licensed in Florida and has experience counseling and defending developers, local governments, and national businesses in state and federal courts.

Brian has a strong affinity for providing pro bono legal services. As a lawyer, he has assisted the Goldwater Institute on a pro bono basis in defense of property rights as well as free speech rights. During law school, Brian clerked at the Institute for Justice, a national nonprofit law firm, where he defended individuals against arbitrary government regulations affecting property rights, economic liberty, and commercial speech rights. 

During college, Brian served in the United States Army Reserve Military Police Corps and was deployed to Iraq from 2008 to 2009. After completing his military commitment, he earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in International Business from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. 

  • Florida Bar, 2016
  • California Bar, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Stetson University College of Law

Juris Doctor - 2016

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Bachelor of Science with Honors - 2013  

International Business                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Achieved dismissal with prejudice for lack of personal jurisdiction for out-of-state technology company
  • Secured trial victory for real-estate investment company faced with a title dispute over million-dollar property
  • In ADA case, secured waterfront resort’s dismissal before trial
  • Successfully defended on appeal client’s dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction. Knapp v. Speedway LLC, 251 So.3d 858 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018)                                                                                                                                                                
  • Federalist Society
  • Orange County Bar Association —Business Litigation & Appellate practice groups