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Robert Hoffman’s practice focuses on trial and litigation of business disputes. He has experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs in cases involving all forms of commercial disputes including class actions, multi-district litigation and significant individual claims. Mr. Hoffman has tried or otherwise resolved cases for clients in a broad range of industries including financial institutions, retailers, manufacturing companies and professional services.

Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Litigation Section, Business Torts Committee
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Business Torts and Commercial Litigation Committees
    • Missouri "Local Litigation Star,"Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Business Torts and Commercial Litigation Committees
    • Missouri "Local Litigation Star,"Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
    • Missouri "Local Litigation Star,"Benchmark Litigation Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
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Representative Experience

  • Lead trial counsel for international bank in defense of class action claim involving alleged conflicts of interest and breaches of fiduciary duties.
  • On-going representation of nationwide mortgage lender in claims involving wrongful foreclosure, HAMP loan modifications, and common laws torts related to foreclosures and eviction proceedings.
  • Representation of multiple payday lending businesses in defense of punitive fines imposed by state regulatory agencies.
  • Representation of Governor of Missouri in claims alleging defamation and retaliatory discharge of State employee.
  • Prosecution of fraud and breach of contract claims by individual minority shareholder in improper corporate squeeze out.
  • Lead trial counsel for international bank defending claims of fraud in sale of allegedly contaminated real property.
  • Trial counsel in defense of leading insurance company against class action claims arising out of sale of long term care insurance policies.
  • Lead trial counsel for international insurance brokerage in defense of claims of negligent professional conduct.
  • Defense of seller of office building against allegations of fraud in sale.
  • Regional representation of national trucking company in defense of multiple lawsuits initiated in 16-state region based upon variety of tort and contract allegations.
  • Defense of gas pipeline company against claims of fraud and misrepresentation in connection with the prior settlement of complex contract disputes.
  • Prosecution of municipality’s claims against accountants and auditors for negligence in preparation and audit of financial statements.
  • Representation of accounting firms in defense of claims for negligent misrepresentation arising out of preparation and audit of financial statements.
  • Prosecution of claims by executive-level employee for business torts committed by former employer.
  • Representation of company and individual equipment operator in defense of wrongful death claim arising out of industrial accident.
  • Prosecution of business defamation, tortuous interference and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by minority shareholder of defendant corporation.
  • Representation of defense manufacturer in qui tam claims brought by former employee alleging submission of false claims to United States Government.