Nicholas J. Hoffman Partner

Nick Hoffman is a trial attorney who handles high-stakes civil litigation. His practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including product liability, intellectual property, unfair competition, media, entertainment, business torts, and other complex commercial disputes.

In 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, Nick was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine. He has earned trial victories in both state and federal courts, prevailed as lead appellate counsel in the California Court of Appeal, and won a precedential decision before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Nick is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from UCLA, and worked at a biotechnology company developing screening tests for HIV and HPV. In the community, Nick volunteers with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, helping Los Angeles families to secure care for those with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities.


A sampling of Nick’s recent litigation experience includes:

Montes De Oca v. Olympus (Cal. Sup. 2022): Won summary judgment of claims filed against medical device company.

Nazari v. Kidde (Cal. Sup. 2022): Won summary judgment of product liability claims.

Vans v. Walmart (C.D. Cal. 2022): On behalf of footwear company, won preliminary injunction to stop sales of over two dozen knockoff shoes sold by Walmart. (ongoing)

BLP v. Capital One (Cal. Sup. 2022): Obtained dismissal of defamation and contractual interference claims filed against one of the nation’s largest banks.

Modi v. Boeing (N.D. Cal. 2022): Obtained dismissal of claims filed against airplane manufacturer.

Kurhanewicz v. Whole Foods (Cal. Sup. 2022): Obtained dismissal of claims filed against national grocery company.

Wray v. AMF Bowling (Cal. Sup. 2022): Obtained dismissal of misappropriation of name and likeness claims.

Warhol v. Goldsmith (amicus) (Supreme Court 2022): Filed amicus on behalf of art professor in seminal copyright/fair use case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Law, JD, 2011
  • University of California Los Angeles, BS, Biochemistry, 2008

Named to "Southern California Rising Stars," Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2022

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