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Hopkins Caststeel PLC | Attorneys at Law | Commercial & Financial Attorneys

1000 West Second Street | Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 | Telephone (501) 375-1517 | Fax (501) 375-0231


Creativity, innovation, and effectiveness are highly desirable traits in all aspects of business and commerce, but they are of paramount importance in legal representation and business advice. The practice at Hopkins Caststeel PLC is built on these traits. A primary goal is the development of unconventional approaches to legal challenges which will result in our clients achieving their objectives with less stress, fewer distractions, and a smaller time investment than what typically results from the traditional legal approaches utilized by most law firms.

Hopkins Caststeel PLC and its attorneys are routinely involved in matters of complex business transactions and commercial litigation. Although we are a small firm by choice, Hopkins Caststeel PLC and its attorneys have the experience and expertise to handle virtually all business, commercial, and financial matters.

Above all, Hopkins Caststeel PLC believes that the attitude brought to client representation is crucial to effective representation and client satisfaction. Our attitude toward the law practice can be summarized as follows: “The law practice is not about merely winning or losing; it is about finding the best solutions and achieving the best results for our clients.”

Our Core Values support our approach to the practice of law and the representation of our clients. Our Core Values are:

  • Quality, Not Quantity. We believe in high quality clients, not a high quantity of clients.

  • Respect. We only accept persons who we respect to be our clients, and we respect the clients that we accept.

  • Decision-Making. We endeavor to assist our clients in making the decisions which are best for them, and not those which are merely easy or convenient.

  • Results. We strive to turn challenges into opportunities and opportunities into accomplishments.

If you find our approach intriguing and you have further interest after reviewing our site, we welcome the opportunity to discuss representation with you. Please contact us if you feel that you are the type of client that we should have and we are the type of law firm who should be your legal counsel. Most initial consultations are no obligation unless an attorney-client relationship results.


Hopkins Caststeel PLC, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, was established in 1984. Since its inception, Hopkins Caststeel PLC has concentrated its practice in areas involving business, commercial, and financial matters. Hopkins Caststeel PLC and its attorneys have extensive experience in both litigation and non-litigation matters.
Hopkins Caststeel PLC was named the Top Law Firm in Arkansas for Business & Transactions in the Small Firm Tier (2-10 Attorneys) by Super Lawyers© Business Edition 2012. Additionally, all of the attorneys of Hopkins Caststeel PLC have received Individual Awards from Super Lawyers© as follows:

  • Gregory M. Hopkins - Top Attorneys in the Mid-South

  • Ryan J. Caststeel - Top Young Attorneys in the Mid-South

Gregory M. Hopkins, the firm’s senior attorney, was selected as the “Best Business Lawyer in Arkansas” in a poll of Arkansas lawyers conducted by the Arkansas Times newspaper with the results being published in an Arkansas Times cover story entitled “Arkansas’s Best Lawyers.” Mr. Hopkins was also a runner-up in the Best Bankruptcy Lawyer category, the second time to receive such a recognition from a statewide newspaper.

Mr. Hopkins also has been recognized by Soiree© Magazine as one of Little Rock’s Best Lawyers for six straight years from 2014 through 2019, and as one of Arkansas’ Top Attorneys in the March 2017 edition of Arkansas Life©. Mr. Hopkins also has been regularly selected as one of the “Super Lawyers of the Mid-South,” “Top Attorneys in the Mid-South,” and as a member of the “Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers,” from the various publications compiling these recognitions.
Ryan J, Caststeel, an attorney with the firm since 2008, has received recognition as a “Rising Star in the Mid-South” in several recent ratings of attorneys in the area. Mr. Caststeel also from time to time serves as an adjunct member of the faculty in the business department of University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

Hopkins Caststeel PLC has the highest rating of “AV” from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Martindale-Hubbell ratings are based upon confidential ratings received from other lawyers. The “A” portion of the rating is awarded to attorneys with legal ability considered “Very High to Preeminent.” The “V” portion of the rating signifies those attorneys that received an ethical rating of “Very High.” Approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating.  Hopkins Caststeel PLC is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Approximately 5% or less of the lawyers in the United States are designated for inclusion in the Bar Register.

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