Christopher C. Hoffman - Fisher Phillips LLP

Christopher C. Hoffman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Chris Hoffman is the founding and managing partner of the San Diego office. Chris has represented hundreds of employers in matters ranging from class action litigation, to traditional labor matters and general employment advice.  While litigation remains a significant portion of his practice, Chris also spends a significant amount of time counseling clients regarding day to day employment issues and assisting them to find practical and proactive solutions to their legal problems

Santa Clara UniversityBA 1992University of San DiegoJ.D. 1995

Case History

Little v. Auto Stiegler — This landmark ruling from the California Supreme Court clarified and expanded the rules governing the enforcement of arbitration agreements in the employment context.   Chris handled this case from its inception, and argued that the state courts have do discretion to impose any procedural requirements upon the enforcement of arbitration agreements because of Federal Arbitration Act preemption.  While the California Supreme Court enforced the arbitration agreement at issue, it did not agree with the preemption argument.  However,  the same reasoning has since served as the foundation to subsequent challenges to the United States Supreme Court. 

Office Location

4747 Executive Drive, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Male