Margaret Hoffmann


Margaret Hoffmann works primarily in the drug and medical device arena, assisting pharmaceutical companies in mass tort litigation as well as lawsuits filed within the state of Oregon. With 33 years of litigation experience, she understands the workings of prescription drugs and medical devices and how they are researched, developed, tested, FDA approved, marketed and distributed.

Margaret also works with various non-profit and religious entities when they are accused of having volunteers or members act inappropriately with minors. Margaret worked with the Archdiocese of Portland in resolving more than 150 claims during its bankruptcy.

Memberships & Awards


  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member (2001-2011)
  • Defense Research Institute, Drug & Medical Device Division, Member (1991-2010)


  • Oregon Super Lawyers, Personal Injury – Products Liability (2016-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America Award: Labor and Employment Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2009-2021)

Resources & Ideas

Community Activities

Community Activities

  • International Carpe Diem Foundation, Board Member (2012-2013)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Member (2006)




Oregon State Bar

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States District Court, District of Oregon

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Outside The Office