Craig C. Hoffman

Partner
Phoenix

Craig C. Hoffman is a litigator who focuses on the efficient resolution of disputes to allow his clients to concentrate on the management and growth of their businesses. Craig has an array of litigation experience across numerous industries and has handled disputes ranging from relatively modest dollar amounts to claims worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In consultation with his clients, Craig plans a litigation approach based on his clients’ goals, which may include attempting to achieve a swift resolution of the dispute or preparing for a successful trial and potential appeal.

Craig has extensive civil litigation experience, with an emphasis on disputes involving contract breaches, business torts, distressed real estate and mortgages, deficiency actions, securities litigation, and government investigations. He also has experience defending clients against class actions. Craig handles every aspect of litigation, including initial pleadings and early case-dispositive motions, written discovery, depositions, mediations, motions for summary judgment, presenting oral arguments in court, and trying cases and arbitrations.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Represented a lender in an action against a borrower to recover deficiency after the borrower’s default on a construction line of credit, obtaining favorable settlement
  • Achieved dismissal of numerous lawsuits filed by residential borrowers against lenders alleging impropriety of trustee’s sales of residential properties and related claims brought under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Successfully represented a satellite television company in multiple Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) putative class actions

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star," Professional Liability and Real Estate Litigation, 2019-2022

Named as a Southwest Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers magazine, 2017

Board Memberships & Community Service

Arizona Audubon

Credentials 

Education

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D. 2004, summa cum laude)
Member, University of Arizona Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

Trinity University (B.A. 2001, cum laude)

Admissions

Arizona

California