They say there is no such thing as a former journalist and Hannah Hoffman is a prime example. Although she left her journalism career to pursue a law degree, Hannah brings strong communication, reasoning, and investigative skills to bear for her business litigation clients in both appellate and trial courts. Hannah is an excellent writer and oral advocate.
Most recently, Hannah served as a Clackamas County deputy district attorney, where she managed a caseload of 200 cases, tried five cases to verdict, prosecuted multiple civil commitment hearings before judges, and argued on behalf of the state in dozens of contested probation and diversion hearings, sentencings, and plea hearings.
Hannah was also an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice’s Solicitor General’s Office. She argued ten cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals and drafted and filed 45 appellate briefs.
Hannah honed her legal skills as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman where she drafted 25 opinions on behalf of the court while managing a caseload of 150 cases. Her notable opinions include whether the State of Oregon could assert parens patriae standing on behalf of political protesters, whether forensic firearms testing was admissible scientific evidence, and whether immigration non-profits had standing to sue in federal court.
During her journalism career, Hannah reported on politics, government, and education for the Willamette Week, McMinnville News-Register, and the Statesman Journal.
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