About The Firm
Hopkins Centrich Winkelman & Drucker (HCWD), PLLC came into existence when Kirby Hopkins and Doug Drucker of Drucker Hopkins, PLLC combined their litigation practice with those Joseph Centrich and Lee Winkelman to create a firm with expertise in business and litigation issues as well as general counsel and employment advice to businesses and business owners. Our principal attorneys have combined legal experience of more than 60 years and engage in a general civil practice with a focus on business and commercial issues organized in the following practice areas:
Commercial & Civil Litigation
Business Transactions & Formation
Employment Litigation & Counsel
General Counsel Services
Construction Projects & Disputes
Within these areas, which are described on this website, the firm’s attorneys engage in a varied but complimentary practice advising closely held businesses and business owners and individuals facing a legal dispute.
Our structure allows its attorneys to respond promptly and efficiently to client needs and provides an effective framework to keep attorneys informed and up to date on developments in their respective areas of the law. HCWD, PLLC affords both a broad base of technical expertise in many legal disciplines and an in-depth understanding of emerging issues and trends in specific industries, markets and regulatory areas. Our professional and technical resources allow the firm to meet project requirements, including short timetables, and develop innovative and flexible legal solutions at competitive fees. Taken together with the broad range of talent among the lawyers in the firm, these capabilities make HCWD, PLLC well suited to represent clients in most industries.
We at HCWD, PLLC strive to be a preeminent law firm, by consistently delivering highly skilled, ethical and aggressive legal representation to our clients.Our legal organization endeavors to exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of service by:
- responding promptly to our clients’ needs;
- anticipating business and legal trends that affect our clients;
- managing our clients’ matters in an efficient, caring and proactive manner;
- communicating regularly and clearly with our clients; and
- looking to achieve the end result desired by our clients.
As HCWD, PLLC looks to the future, we will make use of cutting edge legal and business technologies and methodologies to assure that we will continue to deliver the highest quality legal services to our clients. We will strive to incorporate new practice areas and opportunities so that we can continue to adapt to the growing and ever-changing needs of our clients.
The firm’s mission is to provide a high quality, creative and result-oriented legal team to individuals and businesses, and serve as a primary resource and partner in all aspects of our clients’ business growth and development. We are an entrepreneurial and dynamic firm composed of attorneys who strive to give clients the best possible representation. We adhere to the highest ethical standards in our dealings with each other, our clients, the judiciary, the legal profession and our community.
The merits of the case and our experience with relevant issues are the primary focus in the intake decision process. We are selective in whom we represent, but when we offer representation, our clients can take comfort in knowing that their case has strong merits and that they have an expert advocate with years of experience in handling precisely the issues that may arise in their case.
We cannot meet these high standards of advocacy without each client taking an active role in his or her case prosecution. Our clients are expected to work closely with us to identify and develop all facts necessary to prove their claims, and to be available to assist in all aspects of prosecuting their claims. The hallmark of this approach is open and active communication with our clients. Our clients will promptly be informed of all developments in their case, be involved in shaping and executing the litigation and settlement strategy, and at all times have a full understanding of all steps we are taking as advocates. Communication is necessarily a two-way street. We expect our clients to be immediately responsive to our requests, and we promise the same responsiveness. Client calls will be returned promptly (almost always within the same day), and time will always be devoted to fully explaining developments in the case and answering all questions.
It is our business philosophy to charge a rate that is both fair to our clients and fair to our firm. To that end, we review our fees regularly and strive to keep our rates competitive with other firms with similar levels of expertise. We hope that our years of experience make HCWD, PLLC an excellent value for the services rendered.