Laurie Hoppenjans graduated from Chase College of Law in the summer of 2006. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar in February, 2007.
Prior to law school, Ms. Hoppenjans received her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and practiced in that field for approximately 7 years as an outpatient therapist. During that time, she also served as the Program Coordinator for the partial hospitalization school housed within NorthKey Community Care’s psychiatric hospital in Covington, Kentucky.
While in Law School, Ms. Hoppenjans was awarded the Maslin Family Law School Award for exemplary professionalism and ethical conduct. She received the Gentry Aubrey Memorial Scholarship awarded for civic awareness and law school involvement. She was a founding member of the Chase Public Interest Group and served as President from 2004-2005. She received a fellowship in 2005 to work at the Children’s Law Center, Inc.
Upon graduation, Ms. Hoppenjans worked as a Staff Attorney for the Children’s Law Center, Inc. as an Attorney Guardian ad Litem and special education advocate. In 2012, she began volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for ProKids, Inc. and was hired as a Staff Attorney thereafter. She worked with ProKids, Inc. as counsel to Guardians ad Litem until 2017.
In 2017, Ms. Hoppenjans joined the Hamilton County Public Defenders Guardian ad Litem division. She is qualified under Rule 48 of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules of Superintendence to serve as a Guardian ad Litem. In that role, she advocates for the best interest of the children whom she represents and also serves as a parent surrogate for children on her caseload who receive special education services. Additionally, Ms. Hoppenjans teaches Psychology as an Adjunct Professor for Miami University Regional campus.