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Amy Wilkins Hoffman

Litigation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.7   18 reviews

also known as Amy Wilkins Hoffman

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 20 years
    California - CA 22 years
    Washington - WA 1 year
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WA
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    75%
    Amy practices business litigation. She handles cases involving breach of contract, real estate litigation, commercial leases, business divorces or partnership breakups, and other business disputes. She also handles litigation matters for individuals.

    23 years

  2. Appeals
    25%
    Amy has taken numerous appeals and special actions before courts including the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and several federal circuit courts. She takes civil litigation and family law appeals.

    23 years

Amy is an experienced litigator in commercial litigation, business contracts, business torts, business divorce and disputes, consumer loans and contracts, receivership actions, and fraud. Recent cases include assisting a member of an LLC obtain a judgment for fraud against the manager of the LLC, assisting a mortgage broker defend a lawsuit by the lender, and defending a commercial landlord-tenant dispute.
 
Amy has strong appellate experience and has briefed appellate cases in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and Fifth Circuit. She has handled appeals on a variety of subjects, including family law and divorce, employment, class actions, consumer rights, and commercial litigation matters. 
 
Amy lives in Phoenix and, when not working hard for her clients, enjoys running with her dogs, reality cooking shows, and reading. 

Location

Hoffman Legal, LLC
99 E. Virginia Ave., Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Holly | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy is AMAZING!
I was fortunate to have Attorney Amy Hoffman represent me in a very challenging case. After the initial consultation, I could immediately tell that she was honest, extremely bright and polished. She brought hope to my case because of her exceptional attention to detail. After getting to know her more, she showed a genuine interest in my case, which was so refreshing. Throughout our journey together, she was very professional and was very responsive to all of my needs. Amy Hoffman is an amazing, hardworking Attorney and a good human being that cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Ted | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great appeals lawyer
Amy is top notch. She is professional, quick to reaping and very knowledgeable. My case had a very difficult counter party and she manages the situation well. I definitely recommend her.
Posted by Bob | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appeals
Very knowledgeable, professional, and communicated well. Made herself available to answer questions. Very upfront about appeals process and kept me informed of case status.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Plaintiff's attorney for my business
My business recently retained Amy Wilkins to litigate a suit filed against another business. She was actually recommended to me by another attorney as someone who had knowledge and expertise for my type of case. I found her to be reliable (got back to me quickly) and knowledgable (also pays attention to details) thus resulting a favorable outcome for my case. Would use again for business litigation.
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Posted by John | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy is Top-Notch!!
I retained Amy to research my chances of winning an appeal. She provided in-depth analysis of my case, and gave a very thorough, honest assessment of my chances in appellate court. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone who is seeking legal advise or representation in a family law appeals case.
Posted by Cameron | October 29, 2014
Thank you!
I live in Arizona but needed an attorney licensed in California who could jump in quickly on a urgent case. She made herself available on short notice, was thorough, professional, and most importantly helped me get the best possible results under the circumstances.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2014
Thank God for Amy
I'm writing from Australia. After 3 years of multiple law firms, courts, and financial institutions, we hired Amy Wilkins who was able to bring a very unusual and unique situation that was spiralling out of control back to order. She took a losing battle on our end to a victory within a matter of months. Although we reside in Australia, we found Amy to be extremely prompt in her email responses and given the time change, she was still willing and able to have phone conversations with us. Amy Wilkins is a very compassionate and a trustworthy lawyer and found her knowledge to be impeccable. I highly recommend Amy Wilkins and will definitely use her in any future requirements.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2014
Excellent writer
We engaged Amy to assist in complex litigation and found her knowledgeable, very pleasant to work with, and one of the best writers we have seen in the legal profession. She immediately got up to speed reviewing multiple documents, and we quickly developed a high regard for her written work. She was patient and respectful, a task not always easy in advising clients, especially when one of them (my husband) is also an attorney. Her compassionate nature definitely helped with the inevitable stress of litigation, and her knowledge of law made us comfortable as well. Thank you, Amy!
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Posted by Candace | October 22, 2014
Amy Wilkins is a very impresive lawyer!
My husband and I recently needed a civil attorney to assist us with a contract dispute. I am familiar with some attorneys who practice in criminal law but I was not really familiar with any civil attorneys or at least none that did not practice at those huge law firms where you are just another file for billable hours. But a friend recommended Amy Wilkins and my husband and I could not be happier. She took our case and was truly wonderful to work with beginning to end. She made us feel part of the process, answered all our questions and was professional and yet personable in every instance. She won our case and we cannot say enough good things about her!
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Posted by Patti | October 20, 2014
An Attorney who cares.
I was going to attempt to do the appeals process myself, with little understanding of law or court processes and procedures I went to the court house to do some investigation on other cases, and found Amy's name on a case that was similar to mine. I had nothing to loose by calling her and asking for her help. She didnt hesitate to help me. she was up front with what she wanted from me, and agreed to work with me in many ways. She is professional, and I feel that I can trust that she would do what is in my best interest, and the interest of whats right in my case.
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Posted by Ute | October 20, 2014
Highly recommend
Amy represented our family's case in a recent appeal and I can only highly recommend her. We had to appeal our case due to mistakes from the trial court and Amy is extremely professional, as well as committed to her client's. No stone was left unturned and she kept us informed every bit of the way. She returned every email and phone call usually on the same day, if not the very next day (including weekends). The negative review for Amy on this site is not justified at all. I have known many attorney's and she is simply the best. She renewed my faith in the judicial system, and I have nothing but great things to report about Amy.
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Posted by Pamela | October 20, 2014
Ms. Wilkins is the best!
Ms. Wilkins is my attorney for a custody appeal and from the very first day I met her and throughout the entire legal process she has been the most attentive, detail oriented, honest, and communicative attorney I have ever dealt with! She is professional and strong. Ms. Wilkins has kept me informed with every detail and has involved me entirely in the process. Her expertise in appeals cases is tremendous and she has represented my case flawlessly!
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Posted by Jean Charles | October 20, 2014
Reliable attorney
I was referred to Amy Wilkins by an attorney friend. Ms. Wilkins is a pleasant person and also a good listener, she is patient and takes time to explain her goals in order to help you. She is very reliable and very detailed in her work. She always returns phone calls promptly which indicates responsibility and respect.She has all the attributes of a good attorney...I would consult again Ms. Wilkins with no hesitation or apprehension. I found her to be honest and competent.
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Posted by Theresa | October 20, 2014
Amazing experience so far
I have been hesitant when hiring a lawyer because of my experiences in the past. I must say, Ms Wilkins has been very attentive to my concerns, and equally as important, she has been reasonable with her rates, (and yes this is important!). Ms. Wilkins was highly recommended because she worked for a large firm yet (since she is running her own practice now) understands the small business model . My case is not small, I am fighting against a huge corporation, yet she is not intimidated. Unfortunately, people are measured by the size of their office or the car they drive. Thankfully that's not how I made my decision. Hopefully, I don't need a lawyer in the future, but If I do, I would definitely re-hire Ms. Wilkins again.
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Posted by Doug | October 20, 2014
Trustworthy, Excellent Lawyer
I have worked with Amy on and off for the past 12 months. After numerous meetings and correspondences, Amy has demonstrated that she is an excellent lawyer, providing insightful advice in a timely manner and has proven she is ultimately trustworthy, which is critical. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by James | October 20, 2014
Great Attorney Who Is Very Thoughtful and Understanding
Amy is great. She handled two matters for me and was very responsive on both. She truly listened to my concerns and worked on achieving the outcomes I wanted. She also was very responsive to my calls and emails and kept me informed of the situation. She asked for my input so that the matters were handled to my satisfaction, and I felt invested in the whole process. Her knowledge of the law and legal process was great, and it showed in her quality work and legal arguments. I would definitely recommend Amy to anyone seeking a smart, thoughtful and thorough attorney.
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Posted by David | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Appellate Attorney
I hired Amy to represent my Maricopa Country Superior Court appeals case. Her expertise proved her to be a top appellate attorney in Arizona. Beyond her professionalism, it was her clear and complete understanding of appellate law that was wonderfully brilliant.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2014
Beware
FIRST, SHE MET ME AT A HIGH RISE BUILDING ON N. CENTRAL (TO IMPRESS ME) VERY SOON I FIND OUT SHE HAS A LITTLE OFFICE SOUTH OF MCDOWELL. AT FIRST I THOUGHT SHE WAS REALLY SUCESSFUL AND HAD TWO OFFICES. HER NAME WAS NOT ON THE DOOR OF THE N. CENTRAL OFFICE AND HER CARDS WERE NOT AVAILABLE ON THE COUNTER WITH EVERYONE ELSES. SECOND, IN MY DEALINGS WITH AMY I FOUND HER TO BE UNTRUSTWORTHY FOR AT LEAST 5 REASONS. TO DETAIL ALL OF THEM WOULD BE TOO LENGTHY. TO NAME JUST ONE, I FOUND THAT 100% HER AVVO PROFESSIONAL RECOMENDATIONS FROM OTHER LAWYERS, SHE RETURNED THE FAVOR BY LEAVING A PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATIONT FOR THEM. THIRD, SHE DOES NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS. SHE WAS NEVER GOOD AT RETURNING CALLS BUT IN THE BEGINNING SHE WAS FAIR, LATER NOT SO MUCH. THAT WAS PARTIUARLY STRESSFUL BECAUSE WAITING 1 TO 2 WEEKS FOR A CALL BACK FROM HER WAS WAY BELOW STANDARDS BY ANY STRETCH. AT SEVERAL POINTS I MADE A SURPRISE VISIT TO HER OFFICE; THIS IS HOW I FOUND OUT SHE WASN'T IN AN UPSCALE OFFICE. THEN (USUALLY) I HEARD FROM HER RIGHT AWAY. I HAVE TO RATE HER KNOWLEDGE AS VERY POOR TOO. SHE GAVE ME THE WRONG INFORMATION DURING MY INITIAL VISIT WITH HER ABOUT GETTING A SUPERSEDES BOND AND MANY PROBLEMS AROSE FROM THAT MISINFORMATION. SHE ALSO NEGLECTED TO TELL ME MY CHANCES OF WINNING AN APPEAL ARE ABOUT 20%. I FEEL THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP IN MY INITIAL VISIT WITH HER. SHE DID FINALLY TELL ME THE PERCENTAGES I WAS DEALING WITH, HOWEVER, SHE ONLY TOLD ME WHEN I PRESSURED HER IN A PHONE CALL. AS FAR AS AMY BEING KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT APPEALS, I DON'T KNOW. ANOTHER LAWYER IS DOING MY APPEAL.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wilkins Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Christian, Dichter & Sluga
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Lewis & Roca
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Steptoe & Johnson
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Schickner v. Schickner
  • Published opinion in favor of client

Associations

  • Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Arizona State Bar
  • Vice Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Southwest Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Senior Award
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • 2001
  • Distinguished Editor
  • University of Arizona College of Law Arizona Law Review
  • 2001
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • 2001
  • Editor in Chief
  • Arizona Law Review
  • 2000
  • Charles T. Ares Fellow
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • 1999
  • Senior Commendation
  • University of Arizona Faculty of Humanities
  • 1995
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Merit Society
  • 1991
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Publications

  • American Bar Association publication
  • A Practioner's Guide to Class Actions, Arizona Chapter
  • 2010
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Litigation 101: Tips for Taking an Out-of State Deposition
  • 2005
  • American Bar Association The Young Lawyer
  • Need ADR Training? Try These Options
  • 2004
  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • "Watch Out! Your Arbitration Clause Could Be Setting You Up to Arbitrate Class Actions Focus
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2011 Arizona State Bar Convention
  • Beyond the Basics: Class Actions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (14)
Endorse Amy
Appeals Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is exceptionally detail orientated, diligent and analytical which makes her an outstanding appellate lawyer and business litigator. Amy is also very accessible to her clients and often works nights and weekends to ensure she achieves the best results possible for her clients' while keeping them informed in real time. Amy's level of legal skill is above my paygrade as she is often able to spot issues and solutions in her cases that I find extraordinary. Simply put, I highly recommend Amy for any and all appeals and complex business litigation cases."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Amy for nearly 10 years. She is an exceptional advocate who is passionate about helping others. I highly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"highly endorse Mrs. Wilkins. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Business Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always showing dedication to clients."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a fantastic appellate attorney who I would highly recommend."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is skilled and thorough. I would recommend her to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Wilkins is my first "go-to" lawyer for civil litigation and civil appeals. I have referred my closest friends to her -- I can not think of a better testimonial. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Amy on a number of matters. She is a "go-to" litigation resource for me. I appreciate her ability to effectively strategize and deliver a strong written product. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an outstanding litigator."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is without a doubt, one of the smartest attorneys I know. I endorse her without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure to work with Amy, and to see her grow as an attorney over the years. I value her advice, skill, dedication, and work ethic, and highly recommend her. She is an outstanding, and well-respected member of the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Amy Wilkins. I worked with Amy for several years in her capacity as a commercial litigation attorney. Without a doubt she is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. She is extremely smart and one of the most talented writers I know. She has experience handling both plaintiff and defense work, which I think gives her a unique insight into many complex cases. Amy is a genuinely nice and caring person, and a pleasure to know and work with."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse my colleague, Amy Wilkins. Amy is a sophisticated lawyer, with big firm experience. I have known her for years and she exemplifies the qualities of a great litigator: intelligence, experience, candor, good judgment, a caring attitude and professionalism. She is well known and respected in the legal community. I give my highest recommendation without any reservations for this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy has an excellent reputation in the criminal defense community, and specializes in white collar crime. She is extremely knowledgable, hard working, and trustworthy. I would recommend her highly to anyone inquiring."
Class action Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is professional and prepared. She possesses the unique ability to analyze a case from both civil and criminal perspectives. She has experience in complex civil litigation as well as white collar criminal defense."
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Phoenix Litigation Lawyer Amy Wilkins Hoffman
Amy Wilkins Hoffman
Litigation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 22 years