Jack L. Hoffman

Jack L. Hoffman

Biography

Jack Hoffman was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Creston High School, the University of Michigan, and the University of Michigan School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1976. His major areas of practice are insurance and real estate, including tax credit financing and historic preservation and planning issues. He served six years on the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission. He has been chairperson of the Grand Rapids Master Plan Zoning Committee and the Grand Rapids Parking Commission. He is currently chair of the Green Grand Rapids Committee and a board member of the Interurban Transportation Partnership, Michigan's most successful public transportation provider. He resides in Heritage Hill with his wife, Rebecca Smith-Hoffman, who is a principal in Past Perfect, Inc., an historic preservation consulting firm.

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Grand Rapids Michigan Master Plan Committee, 2000 to 2009
  • Grand Rapids Parking Commission, 2000 to 2007

Representative Clients

  • Auto Owners Insurance
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Pioneer Insurance
  • Review Works

Past Positions

  • Wheeler Upham PC, Partner, 1981 to 2005
  • Hoffman and Van Allsburg, Partner, 1978 to 1981

Published Works

  • "When Multiple Policies Interact." In Michigan Insurance Law and Practice, (Co-Author with Gary A. Maximiuk), ICLE, 2002
  • "Injecting Fault into No-Fault: Does SJI2d 50.11 Apply in a First-Party No-Fault Case?", (Co-Author with Thomas A. Kuiper), Michigan Bar Journal, 928, September, 1998

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Attorney, 1976 to 2009
  • Grand Rapids Parking Commission, Chairman
  • Grand Rapids Master Plan Committee, Chairman
  • Grand Rapids Zoning Code, Chairman, Revision Committee
  • Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Board of Directors
  • Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission, Chairman, 1984 to 1990

Representative Cases

  • Breas v. Breas, 385 N.W.2d 743, 1986, Mich.App., 1986123383
  • Advocacy Organization for Patients & Providers v. Auto Club Ins. Ass'n, 472 Mich 91, 2005, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Amoco Production Co, 468 Mich 53, 2003, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Titan Insurance Company, 251 Mich.App. 454, 651 N.W.2d 428, 2002, Mich.App., 225349
  • Sprague v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 251 Mich.App. 260, 650 N.W.2d 374, 2002, Mich.App., 227400
  • Eversman v. Concrete Cutting & Breaking, 463 Mich. 86, 614 N.W.2d 862, 2000, Mich., 109977
  • Harts v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 461 Mich. 1, 597 N.W.2d 47, 1999, Mich., 110683
  • Eversman v. Concrete Cutting & Breaking, 224 Mich.App. 221, 568 N.W.2d 387, 1997, Mich.App., 183948
  • Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Anderson, 206 Mich.App. 214, 520 N.W.2d 686, 1994, Mich.App., 156079
  • Breas v. Breas, 149 Mich.App. 103, 385 N.W.2d 743, 1986, Mich.App., 85920
  • Transamerica Ins. Corp. of America v. American Republic Ins. Co., 149 Mich.App. 167, 386 N.W.2d 157, 1985, Mich.App., 80996
  • McElwee v. Wharton, 19 F.Supp.2d 766, 1998, W.D.Mich.
  • CPC Intern., Inc. v. Aerojet-General Corp., 825 F.Supp. 795, 24 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,424, 1993, W.D.Mich.
  • Magnant v. Medtronic, Inc., 818 F.Supp. 204, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 13,585, 1993, W.D.Mich.

Practice Areas

  • Health Care Charging Litigation
  • Tax Credit Real Estate Financing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Historic Preservation Development and Land Use

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976