Paul M. Hoffman

Juneau,  AK  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wills and Estates
  • Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Anti-Trust Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Alaska Native Corporation Representation
  • Employment Related Litigation
  • School Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
University University of Oregon, B.A., Honors College, 1969
Law SchoolUniversity of Oregon, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Alaska and U.S. District Court, District of Alaska; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Memberships Juneau and Alaska Bar Associations.
MilitaryWith U.S. Army-Vietnam War era
BornGlasgow, Montana, January 29, 1946

Paul M. Hoffman grew up in Alaska and returned there to practice law after graduating from the University of Oregon with honors and having served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. He has been admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of the State of Alaska since 1974 and regularly appears before State and Federal Courts in a wide variety of matters.

Over the years, Paul has developed his litigation skill in insurance defense and personal injury matters and workers compensation cases as well as a broad range of products liability, malpractice, labor law and business tort litigation issues and has become our resident expert on all issues related to estate planning. Paul is also our in-house electronics guru and has been the driving force behind firm keeping pace with technological advancements. When he finds spare time, he enjoys spending it outdoors boating, fishing and hunting - and building personal computers.

Reported CasesAdams v. City of Tenakee Springs, 963 P.2d 1047 (Alaska 1998)-protected city fire department from adverse litigation; Munoz v. Albuquerque A.R.T. Co., 829 F. Supp. 309, (D. Alaska 1993), 149 A.L.R. Fed. 779-dismissal of defendant for lack of personal jurisdiction; Edenshaw v. Safeway, Inc., 186 P.3d 568 (Alaska 2008)-successfully defended negligence issue; McGee v. McGee, 974 P.2d 983 (Alaska 1999)-halibut and black cod individual fishing quotas were determined to be marital property; Gaede v. Saunders, 53 P.3d 1126 (Alaska 2002)-scope of required workers compensation coverage clarified; Lown v. Nichols Plumbing and Heating Co., 634 P.2d 554 (Alaska 1981)-successfully prosecuted quiet title action; Wickwire v. City and Borough of Juneau, 557 P.2d 783 (Alaska 1976)-successfully defended municipal easement; Green v. Kake Tribal Corp., 816 P.2d 1363 (Alaska 1991)-clarified the interrelationship between Alaska workers compensation and Social Security disability benefits; Adepoju v. Fred Meyer Stores, Slip Opinion, WL 5101811 2008 (Alaska 2008)-successfully defended employer from PTD claim in very difficult situation; Limani v. First American Title, Inc., Slip Copy, WL 3834006 2009 (D. Alaska 2009)-successfully defended out of state company by lack of jurisdiction defense; Bathony v. Transamerica Occidental Life Inc. Co., 795 F.Supp. 296 (D. Alaska 1992)-successfully defended insurance company against claim of injury; Alaska Pulp Corp. v. Trading Union, Inc., 896 P.2d 235 (Alaska 1995)-clarified application of "last injurious exposure rule"; Olson Logging Co. v. Lawson, 856 P.2d 1155 (Alaska 1993)-clarified evidence necessary for application of "last injurious exposure rule;" Justice v. RMH Aero Logging, Inc., 42 P.3d 549 (Alaska 2002)-clarified compensation statutes and basis for determination.

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Paul M. Hoffman

9630 Glacier Highway, Suite 202
JuneauAK 99801


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