Stephanie Hoffer

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI

Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
 | 15 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-278-1579
Fax: 616-278-0899
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (40%)
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Attorney Profile

Stephanie Hoffer is an attorney at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ms. Hoffer is a member of the firm’s law litigation and trial team and concentrates her practice on legal malpractice and medical malpractice. She represents clients throughout Michigan, with a focus on western Michigan.

Prior to joining Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC, Ms. Hoffer worked for judges in Allegan and Kent counties in Michigan. She then entered private practice as a malpractice defense attorney, representing attorneys, doctors, hospitals and other professionals facing professional negligence charges. 

Deciding to switch roles, Ms. Hoffer began representing victims of professional malpractice. Her background experience as a defense attorney provides her with knowledge and insight into the most effective strategies for both the plaintiff and defense sides, which she now uses to the benefit of her clients. Although she is a skilled negotiator, she is highly experienced in the courtroom and always ready to go to trial if that is in the best interest of her clients.

Ms. Hoffer is active in her legal community and enjoys volunteering her time to worthy causes. She sits on the board of the Michigan Association for Justice and is a former speaker at the association’s Seminar in the Snow. She is a co-author of an article on legal malpractice and professional negligence for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

After completing her bachelor’s degree, Ms. Hoffer earned her law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. After law school graduation, she passed the Michigan Bar examination and became qualified to practice law before all Michigan state courts.

 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About Stephanie Hoffer

Admitted: 2007, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://hoffersheremet.com/teams/stephanie-hoffer/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member - Michigan Association for Justice, 2021
  • Board Member - Michigan Association for Justice, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fostered a dog (and found it a great home!) for the West Michigan Humane Society, 2019
  • Odyssey of the Mind Coach for a first-year team, 2018
  • I have a farm where we are organically growing vegetables and partnering with a grocery store dedicated to addressing Grand Rapids' food desert. We will be supplying organically grown fruits and vegetables without the "organic" markup for underprivileged individuals, 2021
  • Odyssey of the Mind Coach. Team placed 16th at World Finals, 2019
  • Odyssey of the Mind Coach. Team placed 8th at World Finals, 2020
  • I am an Odyssey of the Mind Coach. Learn more about the Odyssey program here: https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/, 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Awaiting publication. We wrote the ICLE chapter for Michigan on Legal Malpractice and Other Professional Negligence, Author, "Legal Malpractice and Other Professional Negligence", Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Legal, 2021
  • My partner and I prepared a presentation explaining the tactics we used that helped us win a trial, Speaker, Against All Odds: Winning in Conservative Counties, Michigan Association of Justice Seminar in the Snow, Legal, 2020

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Polanco v Byon, Kent County Circuit Court: We received an order allowing our client to collect future economic damages for loss of earning capacity for a deceased fetus. To our knowledge, we are the first attorneys to receive such a ruling, 2019
  • We won a medical malpractice jury trial in Grand Traverse County. It was the first win for a medical malpractice plaintiff since 1997, 2019

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Office Location for Stephanie Hoffer

15 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-278-1579

Fax: 616-278-0899

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Last Updated: 5/18/2021

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