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10.0Stephen Patrick Hoffman

Law School

The University of Arizona

Concordia University

Stephen P. Hoffman

Attorney

Stephen received his B.A. in mathematics from Concordia University, Irvine in 2007. In 2010, he received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, he was Student Articles Editor for the Journal of Law & Inequality and named a Royal A. Stone Scholar. Stephen also externed with the Hon. Robert H. Walker of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. In addition, he volunteered with several nonprofit and government organizations, ultimately receiving the law school's Public Service Program Award.

In 2012, Stephen received his LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. While pursuing his degree, Stephen was named a Trade Law Scholar and externed with the Hon. David C. Bury of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He also participated in the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, where he assisted the university's business school students in creating, launching, and obtaining financing for their products and services.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen practiced insurance coverage and defense law, plaintiff-side employment law, and general civil litigation with large multinational firms as well as boutique firms in the Los Angeles area. He has helped recover tens of millions of dollars in settlements for his clients, and he brings that same passion for justice to bear on all of his cases.

Stephen is an avid writer, and his legal articles have been cited internationally by more than 50 academic theses and dissertations, trade publications, and books, as well as by the law journals of many prestigious universities such as Columbia, NYU, Georgetown, Fordham, George Mason, Brigham Young, the University of Alabama, and more. He has also contributed to multiple American Bar Association publications.

Stephen volunteers with his local bar associations and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, of which he is an active member. He has also presented multiple CLEs on digital evidence and authentication, and has participated as a judge for local and national moot court competitions.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys repairing computers, conducting genealogical research, conquering escape rooms with friends, and solving crosswords and sudoku puzzles.  He also has experience with software coding and programming and enjoys working with Microsoft Excel/VBA and programming in Objective-C, C++, and Swift.

Education

University of Minnesota Law School (JD, Royal A. Stone Scholar - 2010)

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (LLM, International Trade and Business Law, Trade Law Scholar - 2012)
Thesis: “Dodd-Frank, Securitization, and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis”

Concordia University, Irvine (BA, Mathematics - 2007)
Thesis: “An Exposition on the History and Insolvability of Polynomial Equations Beyond the Fourth Degree”

Bar Admissions

California, 2012

Minnesota, 2011

Arizona, 2017 (Inactive)

Clerkships

Hon. Robert H. Walker, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Hon. David C. Bury, United States District Court for the District of Arizona