Adam Hopler

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Adam Hopler earned his undergraduate degree in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also lettered with the wrestling team.

Adam started his career as a teacher. He taught a variety of history subjects to middle school and high school students at Cresset Christian Academy for two years. He then went on to graduate from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law where he held the student position of Teaching Scholar, participated in moot court and client counseling competitions, was the Service Chair for Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity and devoted much of his time to the Juvenile Justice Project and the study of Restorative Justice. Adam is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar.

Adam is a member of the Durham County Bar Association and the law fraternity Delta Theta Phi. He is a member of the Durham-Orange County Estate Planning Council and the Triangle Business Builders Chapter of BNI. Adam also volunteers with JusticeMatters, a Durham based organization that works to provide legal services to human trafficking survivors, along with humanitarian immigration work and certain related civil issues. He is an active member of the Downtown Durham Campus of the Summit Church which meets in the Historic Carolina Theatre in Durham where he serves with the Orphan Care ministry.

Adam is married to his wife, Alaina, and they have five children. He and his wife are licensed foster parents in Durham. Adam’s practice includes Wills and Estates, Guardianships, Estate and Civil Litigation, Employment Litigation, and Unemployment Benefits. Adam also works closely with Peter and local financial advisors to provide comprehensive retirement planning for small business owners.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, etc.)
Estate Administration and litigation
Unemployment Hearings and Appeals
Industrial Commission Penalty Defense
Employment Law
Civil Litigation


The University of North Carolina, BA
Campbell University, JD



  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina
  • Admitted to practice in North Carolina State Courts
  • Admitted to practice in Eastern District Federal Court
  • Member, Durham County Bar Association
  • Member, 14th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member, NC Bar Association
  • Durham-Orange Estate Planning Council
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