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Lisa M. Hoffman

Partner
101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280
Direct704.945.2194
Fax704.332.1197
lhoffman@slk-law.com

Assistant

Jeannie Masis
Direct704.945.2970
jmasis@slk-law.com

A passionate advocate for her clients, Lisa is a partner on the Medical Malpractice Litigation team. As a hard-working and determined litigator, she has earned a well-respected reputation among her peers in the legal community. Health care providers, including doctors, large hospital systems, nurses, and dentists who have been accused of medical negligence, look to Lisa for her unmatched work ethic.

With more than 10 years of experience, Lisa has tried cases in numerous counties throughout the middle and western parts of the state. She has successfully tried cases as both a first and second chair trial attorney. Lisa has also assisted with appeals, including the drafting of appellate briefs, one of which resulted in a favorable published opinion by the Court of Appeals that is often cited and relied upon by fellow defense attorneys. In addition, she has successfully defended health care providers before other regulatory authorities including the NC Medical Board, the NC Board of Nursing, the NC State Board of Dental Examiners, and the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. 

Prior to joining Shumaker, Lisa was an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the State Attorney, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Florida and the District of Columbia.

Outside the courtroom, Lisa finds time to make her passion for community improvement a priority through action. Her involvement in a wide variety of volunteer opportunities is indicative of her many interests and ways in which she elects to influence the community. Lisa’s civic and business contributions serve as inspiration to others. She works tirelessly towards the goals she sets for herself and those she recruits, to encourage positive change and dynamic progress and she is a strong advocate for children who lack the voice or platform to speak for themselves.

Honors

  • 2016 STANDOUT Charlotte Honoree, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Charlotte Chapter
  • Hitchcock Humanitarian Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Charlotte Chapter
  • Community Leader of the Year – Broward (FL) Domestic Violence Council (2008)
  • Nominated Law Enforcement Officer of the Year – Broward (FL) Domestic Violence Council (2008)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, North Carolina Chapter
  • Women Lawyers of Charlotte, Co-Chair Membership Committee (2017-Present)
  • Hands on Charlotte, Service Juris Day Committee Member (2012)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair Academic Internship Program (2010-2013)
  • FBI Citizen's Academy Graduate (2014)
  • Council for Children's Rights, Volunteer Attorney
  • Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, Volunteer
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation STANDOUT Charlotte, Committee Member (2017-present)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation Central & Western North Carolina, Wish Granter

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Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 2004
  • B.S., Appalachian State University, 2001

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • Florida, 2005
  • United States District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2009

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