Stephen D. Hoffman

Partner

  • location icon Phoenix, AZ
    2929 North Central Avenue
    Suite 1700
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

Stephen Hoffman is a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Practice. Mr. Hoffman is an experienced lead trial attorney who focuses his practice on representing insurers and commercial clients in the federal and state courts of Arizona and New Mexico. He has litigated numerous complex cases, with more than 25 cases tried to verdict in cases involving products liability, complex commercial disputes, commercial torts, the Lanham Act, commercial trucking, construction defect, toxic exposures, personal injury, and employment-related litigation. Mr. Hoffman also provides counsel to insurers on liability and coverage questions, declaratory relief, bad-faith, and extra-contractual disputes arising out of first and third-party policies, under both commercial and personal lines.

Mr. Hoffman began his career in civil litigation and later worked as in-house counsel for a real estate holding company, handling complex transactional matters and overseeing litigation on behalf of the corporation and its subsidiaries. Mr. Hoffman returned to private practice where his in-house experience gives him a unique insight and sensitivity to the needs of corporate clients in efficiently and effectively resolving litigated matters. Mr. Hoffman also counsels clients in their legal relationships, including commercial transactions and business entity formations.

Professional Presentations

Lectured on various topics, including claims handling, corporate governance, and liens.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Arizona
    • New Mexico
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
    • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Admissions

Arizona

New Mexico

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1991

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1987

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