John C. Hopewell, III was appointed the Zachary City Attorney in 2011. As the City Attorney, he is the chief legal officer for the City of Zachary. With over 24 years of practice experience handling commercial and residential transactional real estate related matters, collections and successions, he also serves as the Managing Member for Certain Title & Escrow, LLC and the Hopewell Law Firm, LLC. In general commercial practice for the first nine years of his professional legal career, he also shared that firm's responsibilities for clients with bankruptcy, real property and other commercial litigation concerns. He has been a Notary Public since 1984 and worked as a commercial loan officer during a banking career prior to graduation from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center on the campus of Louisiana State University (B.S. - 1980, J.D. - 1991). He has served on numerous boards including the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and presently serves on the Board of Directors of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company – New Roads.
Assistant City Attorney
L.T. Dupre, III has served as an attorney for the City of Zachary in various capacities for over ten years. In 2020, he was appointed Assistant City Attorney. As Assistant City Attorney, he is the named attorney for the ABC Board, the Fire & Police Civil Service Board, the Municipal Employees Civil Service Board, and the Planning and Zoning Commission. He also provides support for (and stands in for) the City Attorney and City Prosecutor, in their absence or unavailability.
L.T. is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy, a former master-level teacher and high school coach and graduate of L.S.U. (Bachelor of Science), Southern University (Master of Education) and L.S.U.'s Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctorate).
L.T. married Stacey L. Dupre in 1997 and they have lived in Zachary since.
L.T. was licensed to practice law in 2005 and since then, he has maintained a private practice in Zachary.