Amy Wilkins Hoffman
Amy Hoffman (formerly Amy Wilkins) obtained her JD from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2001. While in law school, Amy was Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Law Review. She graduated Order of the Coif and received the Outstanding Senior Award from the College of Law. After graduation, Amy started her career at Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles, then practiced at Steptoe & Johnson and Lewis and Roca in Phoenix, where she defended clients in commercial, employment, securities, and criminal disputes. She ran her own successful firm, The Wilkins Law Firm, for nine years. Amy has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer for business litigation since 2015 and currently serves on the Arizona State Bar’s Fee Arbitration Committee. Amy formerly served as the vice-chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee. She is a current member of the Arizona and California bar.
Amy is an attorney in the Firm’s worker’s compensation defense practice and also continues to practice business litigation, including worker’s compensation premium finance litigation, breach of contract, partnership disputes, business torts, and other commercial litigation. She also has experience seeking TROs, injunctive relief, receiverships, and other remedies for clients in addition to damages.
In her appellate practice, Amy has written numerous appellate briefs for courts including the Ninth Circuit, the Seventh Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeal, and the Colorado Court of Appeals. Amy has experience bringing appeals and special actions in a wide range of areas, including family law and divorce, business litigation, consumer rights, class actions, and employment. Her published opinions include Saba v. Khoury,481 P.3d 1167 (Ariz. App. 2021), Backstrand v. Backstrand, 250 Ariz. 339 (App. 2020), Schickner v. Schickner, 237 Ariz. 194 (App. 2015), Slade v. Schneider, 212 Ariz. 176 (App. 2006), and Discover Bank v. Superior Court, 134 Cal. App. 4th 886 (2006).
Before law school, Amy worked as an editor and writer. She co-authored the Arizona chapter of the ABA book A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, but has also written articles for local tourism magazines and co-authored the book Secrets of Successful Websites (1997). Amy enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and four dogs.