Brian_L__Hoffman

Partner

Brian L. Hoffman

Location

10960 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P (310) 481-7600
F (310) 481-7650

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Bio

Brian Hoffman’s practice focuses on matters involving hospital care, elder care, radiology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, dentistry, chiropractic and physical therapy. He defends individuals, insurers and institutions facing claims of medical malpractice, elder abuse, negligence and fraud. His clients include nationwide professional liability insurers, hospitals, physicians and allied healthcare providers. Brian also handles cybersecurity and data privacy matters as a member of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Team.

Brian has successfully tried and arbitrated more than 70 cases to verdict. In addition to providing his litigation skills in malpractice and elder-abuse claims, he provides legal counsel to managed healthcare organizations in medical-litigation matters addressing standard of care, billing and compensation. He has defended multinational product manufacturers and litigated many general liability matters involving catastrophic injuries and damages. Brian was recently an invited speaker to the annual Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction “SUFU” conference in Miami, FL where he discussed the legal impact of the Pelvic Mesh litigation upon the healthcare providers.

Education

Southwestern Law School (J.D., 1990)

University of California, Davis (B.S., 1986)

Licensed to Practice in:

California

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law
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  • Defense of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors and paramedics, nursing homes, and hospitals on various cases involving negligence, fraud and medical-malpractice claims.
Professional Liability
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  • Manages matters involving fraud and misrepresentation allegations against professionals.
General Liability and Casualty
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  • Defense of businesses and individuals in a wide variety of catastrophic personal-injury claims.
Product Liability
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  • Defense of corporate manufacturers, distributors and retailers in actions involving alleged product liability, consumer warranties, negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, and violations of Business & Professions Code Section 17200.

Events, Seminars & Presentations

Brian has conducted numerous presentation and continuing education classes on the following topics: Communications to Improve Patient Care, Pitfalls of Medical Dictation, Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) Issues, Litigation Hazards, How to Prepare Your Deposition and Avoiding the Malpractice Lawsuit.

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Memberships

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management

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Awards & Accomplishments

Law & Politics — Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009 - 2019

Los Angeles Magazine — Top Southern California Attorney, 2009 - 2019

Named as Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine, 2017 - 2018

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