M. Reed Hopper Updated:03/2021

Mr. Hopper is a principal attorney in PLF’s Environmental Law Practice Group. He oversees the foundation’s Endangered Species Act Program that is designed to ensure that species protections are balanced with individual rights, the rule of law, and other social values. Mr. Hopper also oversees PLF’s Clean Water Act Project that targets illegal federal regulation of wetlands and other waters.

Prior to joining PLF in 1987, Mr. Hopper served as both an environmental protection officer and hearing officer in the U.S. Coast Guard enforcing the Clean Water Act in the Gulf Coast. Mr. Hopper has managed large industrial waste programs and established a consulting firm for hazardous waste compliance. Additionally, Mr. Hopper has been part of national and state committees to draft and revise numerous environmental laws and regulations, including NEPA, CEQA, ESA, and CESA, and state and federal timber harvesting guidelines.

Mr. Hopper is a member of the Bar of the State of California, numerous federal courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Contact M. Reed Hopper


Contact M. Reed Hopper

Pacific Legal Foundation
Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 419-7111
Cell Phone: (360) 279-0937
Fax: (916) 419-7747

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