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Stephen Patrick Hoffman

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 10 years
    Minnesota - MN 11 years
    Arizona - AZ 6 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2011
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2017
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Assist clients in all facets of civil litigation with a focus on insurance coverage and defense and business litigation, including pre-litigation resolution, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, mediation, settlement, and appeals.

    11 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Assist clients regarding employment law with a focus on wage-and-hour violations, employment policies and procedures, mediation, and settlement.

    5 years

  3. Business
    Entity selection and formation; International and domestic sales, agreements, and contracts; Employment contracts, policies, and handbooks; Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements; Federal and state securities registration, application, and advising; Financing and security interests; Business succession planning; Antitrust and unfair competition; International trade and import/export; Purchase, sale, and lease of real estate; Litigation.

    12 years

  4. Insurance
    Advise large insurers as insurance coverage counsel for claims and litigation arising under various business and employment practices policies regarding the insurer’s duties to defend or indemnify.

    8 years

Stephen Hoffman is an associate attorney with Vakili & Leus, LLP where he practices civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced insurance coverage law, employment/wage-and-hour law, and civil litigation as an associate attorney with large as well as boutique law firms. Prior to moving to California in 2016, he was the owner and managing attorney of Hoffman Law Office, P.C. in West St. Paul, Minnesota.

Stephen earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and an LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from Concordia University, Irvine.

Stephen enjoys volunteering with a number of local, state, and national bar associations and other nonprofit organizations, including the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He has written several legal articles which have been published in various law reviews and journals, and his articles have been cited around the world by lawyers, academics, and organizations.

His interests include running, historical nonfiction, traveling, and researching his family tree.

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Posted by Elura | September 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is not only intelligent, but also dedicated and ethical. He worked with me on a complex patent matter, and handled my case quickly, efficiently, and with finesse. I appreciated his work ethic and the commitment and respect he showed me. I will absolutely use Steve again when I need a lawyer in the area.
Posted by Berton | July 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Recommendation
I am not actually a client of Stephen's, but another attorney who has know and worked with Stephen in professional capacities since he was in law school, attended several continuing legal education presentations he had made, and occasionally consulted him. Stephen is a highly motivated, dedicated, and insightful professional. He is very knowledgeable, highly educated and has an analytical mind that I am confident can tackle any problem effectively. Highly recommended.
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Posted by JoJo | July 22, 2015
JoJo of Grafflix LLC
I was impressed with the contract work that I had Stephen Hoffman do for my company. He was very thorough in his writing and even helped my company out in filling in the areas that we didn't think or plan for. He was also very willing to talk with us and make sure that we were clear in our understanding of the legal terms and jargon that was being used in the documents. I would recommend him to anyone seriously looking to protect themselves or their business. I was able to sleep better at night knowing that I had some rock solid contracts to protect myself, my assets, my business and my family's future.
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Posted by Mark | March 18, 2015
Effective and easy to work with
Stephen Hoffman handled a case involving multiple title transactions with my uncooperative ex spouse. He went to work right away and always kept me informed of the progress. He asked questions when needed and worked effectively for me in working towards resolving the issues. Mr. Hoffman went above and beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal attorney.
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Posted by Terence Quinn | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not recommend
I hired Stephen to represent me last fall, and he was very responsive at first, but then he stopped answering my emails and phone calls. I left him several voicemails asking him to return my calls. This was all while he was representing me. I did not hear from him for 4 months. He blamed it on an email glitch, but there was much more than that and he knew that I was trying to contact him. I hired him, and he did nothing for me. He should return the money that I paid for his services which I did not receive. I do not recommend him.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • P.K. Schrieffer, LLP
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Owner and Managing Attorney
  • Hoffman Law Office, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2016


  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2012
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • Concordia University, Irvine
  • B.A.
  • 2007


  • Digital Currency Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
  • Certified Business Mentor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Co-Director of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • William "Robbie" Robertson Outstanding Alumni Chapter Clerk
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
  • 2014


  • Northern Illinois University Law Review
  • Is Torture Justified in Terrorism Cases?: Comparing U.S. and European Views
  • 2013
  • Syracuse Law Review
  • Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Comparison of EU and U.S. Law
  • 2013
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
  • An Illustration of Hashing and Its Effect on Illegal File Content in the Digital Age
  • 2010
  • Syracuse Science & Technology Law Reporter
  • Biometrics, Retinal Scanning, and the Right to Privacy in the 21st Century
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wright County Law Clerk CLE (Minn., 1.0 credits)
  • Hashing and the Authentication of Digital Evidence
  • 2014
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Getting Published as a Law Student
  • 2014
  • Phi Alpha Delta District VI Conference
  • An Introduction to Hashing and Digital Evidence
  • 2013
  • Twin Cities Alumni Chapter - July Alumni Dinner
  • Hash Values and Authenticating Electronically-Stored Information (ESI) Evidence
  • 2012
  • Phi Alpha Delta District X Conference
  • Getting Published as a Law Student
  • 2012
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Getting Published as a Law Student
  • 2012
  • Phi Alpha Delta District VI Conference
  • Getting Published as a Law Student
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Stephen
Business Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very knowledgeable, professional and reliable! I have gotten to know Mr. Hoffman well over the last few years and I highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is genuine, personable, and strives for the best outcomes for his clients. He has demonstrated his excellence as a legal writer and scholar. I would recommend Steve's legal services to my own friends and family."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Hoffman is my go-to guy when it comes to solving real estate problems in Minnesota. Whether it's litigation, negotiation, or merely answering questions when it comes to real estate, Steve is always there for me. His fee is reasonable and I can always rely on his good advice. Call him with your real estate problem and you won't regret it."
Business Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly respected and personable attorney. I recommend Steve without hesitation!"
Employment and labor
Contracts and agreements