Mr. Hoffman is a founding member of Young Hoffman, LLC. His practice consists of general litigation, specifically including contract, business disputes, real estate development, environmental, personal injury, insurance coverage, tort and construction matters. He has participated in trials in the U.S. District Court for Utah, the U.S. District Court for Arizona, Iowa State Court, and Utah State Courts, with significant experience in arbitration and mediation. He has also argued appeals in the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals.
Contracts and Business Disputes
Mr. Hoffman has participated in trials involving claims for breach of warranty, insurance contracts, partnership agreements, leases, development agreements, intellectual property licensing contracts, and many other diverse commercial contract disputes. As a substantial element of his practice, Mr. Hoffman continues to represent and advise a broad range of clients in the construction, real estate and retail industries. Mr. Hoffman regularly represents clients in disputes involving ownership interests in corporate entities, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
Mr. Hoffman has significant experience in prosecuting and defending personal injury claims, including those brought against railroads under the Federal Employers Liability Act, against underground mine owners, and against interstate trucking companies. Mr. Hoffman has been involved in over 100 factually diverse personal injury and wrongful death claims and has specific experience with respect to the application of the exclusive remedy provision of the Utah Workers Compensation Act, contractual indemnity, and apportionment of comparative fault in negligence cases involving multiple defendants. Mr. Hoffman has successfully resolved personal injury claims through trial in both state and federal court, as well as through binding arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Hoffman has represented clients in a wide variety of tort litigation. Mr. Hoffman has handled sexual harassment litigation and civil assault cases, as well as actions involving business torts, including unfair competition, fraud and enforcement of contractual noncompetition clauses. Mr. Hoffman regularly represents clients in cases involving rescission of business transactions and dissolution of business organizations.
Mr. Hoffman has extensive experience with varied aspects of the construction industry, including the preparation and enforcement of contracts, complex construction defect claims, and bond and lien requirements.
Education and Publication
University of Utah J.D. (1988)
Utah Law Review
Order of the Coif
Law clerk to Honorable Gregory Orme, Utah Court of Appeals
Idaho State University B.A. (1985)
Utah Dram Shop Act Amendments, 1 Utah L. Rev. 304 (1987) (cited in Allisen v. American Legion, 763 P.2d 806 (Utah 1988)).
Professional and Community Activities
Member, Utah State Bar
Judge Pro Tempore, Salt Lake District Court, State of Utah
Utah State Bar, Fee Arbitration Committee Member