Bryce Hopson

Associate Attorney

Biography

Bryce Hopson is an associate attorney at Hance Law Group. Bryce excels in breaking down complicated legal issues and examining them with his clients in a clear, comprehensible, and concise manner. For families facing the stressful and daunting task of going through a divorce, which oftentimes involves high-conflict legal issues, Bryce’s ability to communicate the benefits and risks of each legal approach and to zealously advocate for his clients is a highly valued quality.

Bryce brings a determined work ethic and a passion for advocacy to the Hance Law Group team. Clients find his amiable personality and positive demeanor reassuring. Whether in the courtroom or at the mediation table, Bryce vigorously fights for his clients. His dedication and attention to every aspect of a legal matter provide the level of personal representation that clients have come to expect at Hance Law Group.

Bryce grew up in Plano and attended high school at Prestonwood Christian Academy. He began his undergraduate work at Columbia University in New York, where he played football for the Lions. After two years in the Big Apple, Bryce transferred back to Texas and completed his undergraduate degree at Hardin Simmons University, majoring in English. Bryce then attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) in Fort Worth.  Following graduation from law school, Bryce served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Justice Bob McCoy on the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas.

Bryce has had great success litigating a diverse range of complicated cases involving multistate jurisdiction, business valuations, property division, separate property assets, and high-conflict child custody, support, and possession issues. Often times, many of the issues clients face can be managed proactively before the contested divorce process begins, and Bryce’s experience in drafting pre- and post-marital agreements puts his clients a step ahead to ensure that they are prepared for whatever difficulties the future brings.

Utilizing his skills in research and legal writing, Bryce recently prepared a persuasive brief that protected his client’s interest in an ongoing medical practice worth tens of millions of dollars. His commitment and determination to provide the highest quality legal representation is a fundamental factor in ensuring the protection of his client’s separate property assets. Bryce brings a passion for perfection and attention to detail to the Hance Law Group team, and his logical and compassionate approach have helped his clients successfully protect their financial assets and navigate the emotional turmoil of contested custody cases. Bryce’s ability to think outside-the-box and construct creative solutions gives his clients the confidence and assurance needed to make decisions that are in their children’s best interests.

Bryce is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and is licensed to practice in state trial and appellate courts in Texas. He is also trained in Collaborative Law and has helped numerous clients avoid the rigors of contested litigation and resolve their divorce and child custody cases in an amicable and cooperative manner. Bryce is a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and invests his time reviewing recent decisions on family law issues from the Texas Supreme Court and Texas appellate courts to ensure that he is well-versed and up-to-date on new precedents established everyday across the state that could have an impact on his current and future clients. Bryce has also served as a volunteer for the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association’s annual competition and is an active member of the Texas Family Law Foundation.  Bryce has also been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America – 2020 and named as one of  the Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas – 2020.  Hance Law Group has been named a Tier 1 firm in Dallas/Fort Worth for family law by US News-Best Lawyers, "Best Law Firms in 2017".

In his personal life, Bryce enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children.  Bryce and his wife are active members of their church, where they lead a community group of five families and serve in the kid’s ministry on Sunday mornings.  When he is not in the courtroom, Bryce enjoys family cookouts, reading, and is a zealous—thought mostly unsuccessful—fantasy football participant.

Publications

Co-Author, “Five Tips to Protect and Maintain Your Separate Property”, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, September 2019.

“Marital Liabilities”, FAM. L. SECT. REP. Vol. 2018-4 (Fall 2018)

“Bitcoin Battles”, Texas Bar Journal (December 2018)

“Master in Chancery—A Glimpse into the History and Role of Special Master”, FAM. L. SECT. REP. (Winter 2019)

“An Optimistic Perspective of the Zoom Courtroom”, Headnotes (September 2020)

Education

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), Wesleyan School of Law, Texas 2013

B.A., Harden Simmons University, English, 2009

Undergraduate work, Columbia University, 2005 – 2008

Professional Accomplishments and Honors

State Bar of Texas, Member

State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member

Texas Bar College, Member, 2017-Present

Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Justice Bob McCoy, Second District of Texas Court of Appeals

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