Dana H. Hoffman

Shareholder

Dana is a litigator, advisor and defender of the transportation, long term care and electric industries.  As a litigation team member at Young Moore and Henderson since 1990, Dana has evolved her law practice from the defense of automobile cases for insurance companies to complex defense litigation for motor carriers, nursing homes, and rural electric cooperatives.  Her day-to-day activities involve accident scene investigations, consultation with industry or medical experts, and analysis of fact-specific legal issues for her clients, including Schneider National, Inc., U.S. Xpress, Universal Health Care and Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange. Dana makes frequent appearances in court at the trial and appellate levels, trying cases and arguing motions in venues ranging from local courtrooms to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In all these venues in every corner of North Carolina, Dana is proud to serve her clients.

Dana is the Immediate Past President of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) where she served a total of 10 years on its Board of Directors.  Dana has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Dana joined the firm in 1990 and was appointed a shareholder in 1995.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1990
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987

Admitted in

  • North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Achievements

Activities

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Board of Directors (2009-2019), Executive Committee Member (2011-2019), Secretary (2012- 2015), President-Elect (2015-2017), President (2017-2019)
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association (ECBA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Public Utilities Task Force committee
  • N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • North Carolina Healthcare Facility Association
  • Wake County Bar Association – Secretary (1998)

Publications & Presentations

Milestones

Although it is rare to recover money for a client who is named as a defendant, Dana’s aggressive defense of a national trucking company resulted in such a favorable outcome in a wrongful death action. Arbitrations are becoming more commonplace in litigation. Dana has successfully argued for the enforcement of her clients’ arbitration agreements in several North Carolina courts. Dana and her team have also achieved very favorable outcomes for these same clients following multi-day arbitration hearings. In her latest arbitration hearing, the panel of arbitrators entered an award very favorable to Dana’s client (and significantly lower than any settlement demands made by the plaintiff).

Disclaimer: The above information may not necessarily reflect the attorney’s entire record, and the outcome of any particular future matter cannot be predicated on the attorney’s or law firm’s past results.


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