David Hoffman, Shareholder

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Biography

David Hoffman joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 2003, and became a Shareholder in November 2012. He focuses his practice in the firm’s products liability and insurance litigation areas.

David has experience working on a variety of sports injury lawsuits, including issues related to supervision, faulty equipment and the applicability of waivers. Prevention of sports-related injuries and lawsuits is of keen interest to him as well. As such, he lectures on risk management issues to a variety of local businesses and recreational professionals throughout the Midwest.

Trucking and transportation are also areas of specialty for David. He is experienced in litigating trucking cases in both Missouri and Illinois, and obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death case involving a truck in Pettis County, Missouri in 2011.

David is also no stranger to appellate work. He has successfully argued appeals in the Courts of Appeal for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Missouri. His first published appeal is Hooe v. Saint Francis Medical Center, et al, 284 S.W.3d. 738 (Mo.Ct.App.2009).

For his outstanding work in Product Liability Litigation Defense, David was selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America” in 2016 and 2017. In 2009, David was named as a Rising Star by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers publication. David was also named in 2009 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s “Up and Coming Lawyers.”

Background

Civic Activities

David is a longstanding Regional Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League of Missouri and Southern Illinois.

In June 2017, David was reappointed to a second three-year term on the City of Creve Coeur’s Parks and Historic Preservation Committee.

Professional Activities

David is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

David is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. David is also a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.

In addition, David is very involved with internal firm activities. He is an active member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. He is also dedicated to the Summer Associate Program, which he supervised from 2006 through 2017.

Education

David earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2003.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1999.

Services

Industries

Successes

Publications

Coauthor, The Underride Guard: Controversy and Protecting Your Company, In Transit, August 12, 2013, at 1.

Presentations

“Proactive Approaches to Risk Management,” Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association’s Annual Meeting, February 2017

“Strategies and Techniques with Health Law Experts,” Sandberg Phoenix Professional Development Series

Co-Presenter, “Illinois Work Product and Attorney-Client Rules and Practice Recommendations,” Sandberg Phoenix Professional Development Series

Co-Presenter, “The Last 100 Days Before Trial,” Sandberg Phoenix Professional Development Series

BIOGRAPHY

David Hoffman joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 2003, and became a Shareholder in November 2012. He focuses his practice in the firm’s products liability and general litigation areas.

David has experience working on a variety of sports injury lawsuits, including issues related to supervision, faulty equipment, and the applicability of waivers. Prevention of sports-related injuries and lawsuits is of keen interest to him as well. As such, he lectures on risk management issues to a variety of local businesses and recreational professionals.

Trucking and transportation are also areas of specialty for David. He is experienced in litigating trucking cases in both Missouri and Illinois, and obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death case involving a truck in Pettis County, Missouri in 2011.

David is also no stranger to appellate work. He has successfully argued appeals in the Courts of Appeal for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Missouri. His first published appeal is Hooe v. Saint Francis Medical Center, et al, 284 S.W.3d. 738 (Mo.Ct.App.2009).

In 2009, David was named as a Rising Star by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers publication. David was also named in 2009 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s “Up and Coming Lawyers.” For his outstanding work in Product Liability Litigation Defense, David was selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in 2016 and 2017.

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