Melissa Hoffman obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University with a major in Political Science and minors in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is a National Dean’s List graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and has worked in the legal field for over eighteen years.
Ms. Hoffman is well versed in all aspects of Probate, Estate Planning, Workers’ Compensation and General Civil Litigation, including law and motion, written discovery, depositions, expert witness preparation, presentation of evidence, and trial preparation. She has taken and/or defended approximately 1,000 depositions, tried several Workers’ Compensation matters and has successfully settled numerous cases.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Melissa Hoffman worked for ten years as a paralegal in California in various practice areas, including personal injury, mechanics liens, contract disputes, construction law, corporate disputes, wrongful death actions, trademark infringement, copyright infringement and business formation.
Ms. Hoffman is admitted to practice before the State Bar of California, the United States District Court, Southern District of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California. Ms. Hoffman is also a member of the Marin County Women Lawyers and the Marin County Bar Association.
When not practicing law or running a business, Melissa spends much of her free time sailing in the San Francisco Bay and other sailing destinations such as the Bahamas and the Spanish Virgin Islands.