March 29, 2021 —  Anton Hopen was voted by his peers as Tampa Bay area’s top patent attorney.

In January, Tampa Magazines sent surveys to the nearly 8,000 attorneys practicing in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, asking them to nominate the peers they believe stand out from the rest. Tampa Bay attorneys chose 174 of their peers from 83 practice areas as this year’s Top Lawyers. 

“Our annual Top Lawyers edition has become a guide for readers all over the city, so we’re happy to once again share it across all of our publications —TAMPA Magazine, South Tampa Magazine, Tampa Downtown Magazine and Tampa Digest Magazine, for a total circulation of 60,000,” says Shawna Wiggs, group publisher of Tampa Magazines. “This list is a valuable resource that readers consult all year long when they find themselves in need of legal advice and guidance.”

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About Anton Hopen

Anton Hopen is an Honors College graduate of the University of South Florida in Interdisciplinary Science. In addition, he is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law.  At UF Law he received the Presidential Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement. Furthermore, at the University of Florida, he won election as Student Body Chancellor and chief justice of the Honor Court.  Prior to his career in IP, he served as a felony criminal prosecutor for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Additionally, as a trial attorney, he conducted over fifty (50) jury trials to verdict as lead counsel. His experience includes nearly 500 U.S. patents, thousands of federal trademarks and over 30 patent trials. Tampa Magazines’ selected Anton Hopen in both 2020 and 2021 as a Top Patent Attorney. He is managing partner of the IP firm Smith & Hopen.