Daniel D. Hoffman

SUMMARY

Dan Hoffman is a trial attorney at the firm’s South Pasadena office.
He aggressively advocates for individuals, businesses, and public
entities in a variety of practice areas. Mr. Hoffman handles all
aspects of civil litigation, with a focus on counseling design professionals through complex lawsuits. He works with his clients
to achieve their best possible outcome, which has frequently
resulted in defense judgments. Mr. Hoffman has successfully
resolved personal injury claims, including trucking accidents, and
toxic exposure claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hoffman prosecuted employment and
copyright infringement claims in federal courts across the country.
Before becoming an attorney, he developed cost estimates for
multi-million dollar spaceflight projects at Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (NASA-JPL). His work included the Mars rovers
(Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity), Earth-science satellites, and
deep-space exploratory missions.

Mr. Hoffman obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration and
a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University,
Northridge. He then obtained a Juris Doctor as an evening student
at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, earning honors in the corporate
law concentration.

EXPERIENCE

Motion to Dismiss Granted on Behalf of Districts Attorney’s
Office Against Convicted Child Abuser:
Convicted child abuser
claimed that deputy district attorneys violated his civil rights when
they filed a petition to have him classified as “Sexually Violent
Predator” briefly after he was released from California state
custody. Motion to dismiss granted in full based upon absolute
immunity, qualified immunity, and failure to plead a Monell claim. Child abuser paid our attorney’s fees.

Negotiated Dismissal With Prejudice on Behalf of McDonald’s
Architect:
A car struck a man who was walking through a
McDonald’s drive-thru. Man sued architect client for design
defects. Negotiated a dismissal with prejudice in exchange for a
waiver of costs without client being deposed.

Obtained Settlement on Behalf of Fashion Designer in
Copyright Infringement Case:
Sued several national retail stores
for copyright infringement because they were selling clothes with
client’s two-dimensional patterns without permission. Negotiated
numerous settlements at or near the willful infringement statutory
penalty without client being deposed.

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Design Defect Case:
A maintenance worker claimed permanent lung damage from
industrial backup batteries located in his basement office. Worker
sued architect client for design defects that were completed years
before the claimed injury. Motion for summary judgment granted in full because the premises
owner actually knew of the alleged defects, and accepted them.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association