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April 14th, 2011

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP Elevates Douglas Goldwater to Partner and Welcomes New Associate Attorney Joshua Hopstone

(January 2011)

The law firm of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP is pleased to announce that Douglas K. Goldwater, a specialist in family law and civil litigation, is now a partner at the firm.

Doug Goldwater began working at FCOP in 2004 and practices primarily family law. He also has extensive experience in business, real property and intellectual property litigation. Doug is currently president of the Ventura County Family Law Bar Association, president of the Ventura County Collaborative Family Law Professionals, and a past president of the Ventura County Barristers (2010). He also serves as a board member of the local non-profit organization Kids and Families Together.

Doug graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where he was actively involved with the university’s chapter of Theta Chi fraternity. He graduated in 2000 with dual degrees in Legal Studies and Mass Communications and spent a year working at a film production company before enrolling at the University of Southern California Law School in 2001. While in law school, Doug was a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation and Phi Alpha Delta and served as Notes Editor of the USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal.

Outside of work, Doug likes to spend time with his wife Rachel and their twins, Clayton and Knox. He also enjoys cycling, playing softball and soccer, and watching movies.

In other news, attorney Joshua S. Hopstone has joined FCOP as an associate, also practicing in the firm’s family law and civil litigation departments. Josh graduated from the University of California, San Diego in June 2007 with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Law & Society. In college he held leadership positions in Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and interned with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

After UCSD, Josh graduated from at the University of Michigan Law School. During his time there, Josh represented his law school at a national moot court competition, helped re-found the UMLS chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, and helped coordinate the Environmental Law & Economics Symposium. Josh also spent a year serving as a student attorney in the Michigan Clinical Law Program, where he had the opportunity to represent indigent clients in complex civil, criminal and immigration cases. Josh graduated from law school in May of 2010.

In his free time, Josh enjoys mountain biking, camping, hiking and playing guitar.

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