David A. Hoffman

David A. Hoffman

Associate
Location:
Fairway, Kansas
Phone:
913-362-4400
800-342-1141
Fax:
913-362-4244
Email:

David A. Hoffman, J.D.

Born in 1954, Dave was raised on the banks of the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota. Transplanted to Kansas with his family in the early 1970s, he graduated from Topeka High School and then spent two years at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, before transferring to the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. There Dave completed his training to become a registered respiratory therapist. After a one year residency in respiratory therapy education, Dave became the Clinical Coordinator for KUMC's Respiratory Therapy Education Program. In 1979 Dave moved to the hospital side of the profession as the Chief Respiratory Therapist at KUMC. Dave obtained his B.A. degree in Health Care and Administration from Ottawa University in 1982. Included among his many professional offices and memberships, Dave served as President of the Kansas Repiratory Therapy Society and on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

In 1985, Dave left the Medical Center and enrolled in the University of Kansas School of Law. During his stay at KU law, Dave earned the American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure, finished first in the Kansas Client Counseling Competition and was a semifinalist in the regional competition. During law school Dave worked as a medical-legal clerk for Don Vasos. This began a two decade long professional relationship that continues today.

Dave completed his law studies in 1987 and was admitted to the Kansas bar in early 1988. Drawing upon his years of experience in the health professions, the focus of Dave's practice has been representing victims of medical malpractice. While Dave's practice includes all forms of tort and personal injury, his background in cardio-pulmonary medicine provides him with unique insight into cases involving the failure to properly diagnose and treat cardiac disease.

In addition to his law practice, Dave is very active in local youth sport and has served on the governing bodies of numerous civil and professional associations.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Medical Malpractice
  • 30% Insurance Law
  • 20% Other Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas
    • B.A.
    • Major: Health Care Administration
  • Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
    • Respiratory Therapy Certificate

Published Works

  • "What's In A Name?", AARC Times, Vol. 13, No. 12, Dec., 1989
  • "The AARC Must Have A Well-Funded PAC", AARC Times, Vol. 13, No. 5, May, 1989
  • "Justifying the Medical Effectiveness and Necessity of Respiratory Care Services", AARTimes, Vol. 9, No. 7, July, 1985
  • "Differential Lung Ventilation", Journal of the Kansas Medical Society, Vol. 85, No. 11, November, 1984
  • "AART Job Placement Service", AARTimes, Vol. 7, No. 9, September, 1983
  • "Group Insurance: A Membership Benefit", AARTimes, Vol. 6, No. 9, September, 1982
  • "Respiratory Therapy Equipment Evaluation: A New Approach", AARTimes, Vol. 6, No. 7, July, 1980
  • "Microbiology for Respiratory Therapists: A Review of Microbial Growth and Cross Contamination," Independent Study Package, Daedalus Enterprises, Inc., July, 1980
  • "Measurement of Static Compliance and Dynamic Characteristics Curves During Mechanical Ventilation," Independent Study Package, Daedalus Enterprises, Inc., July, 1980
  • "Inservice Education", Respiratory Topics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1978

Representative Clients

  • Individual Victims of Professional Negligence

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Membership Marketing, AART National Convention-Kansas City, Missouri, 1984
  • Lecturer, Departmental Planning and Organization Under-Prospective Payment, AART Summer Forum-St. Petersburg, Florida, 1984
  • Lecturer, Legalities of Licensure, Kansas Respiratory Therapy Society Education Seminar, 1993
  • Lecturer, Keynote Address, Kansas Respiratory Therapy Society Education Seminar, 1981
  • Lecturer, Clinical Application of Compliance Characteristics Curves, Kansas Repiratory Therapy Society Education Seminar, 1979
  • Lecturer, Respiratory Complications of the Burned Patient, Kansas Repiratory Therapy Society Education Seminar, 1978
  • Lecturer, Legalities of Caring, Lincoln V.A. Medical Center-Lincoln, Nebraska, 1989
  • Lecturer, Frivolous Lawsuits, Runaway Juries & Defensive Medicine, Missouri Society for Respiratory Care, Annual Convention, 1993
  • Lecturer, How to Deal with Depositions, Missouri Society for Respiratory Care, Annual Convention, 1992
  • Lecturer, Manager/Employee Relations-Maintaining Perspective, Missouri Society for Respiratory Care, Annual Convention, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Association for Justice, Malpractice Section, Board of Governors, 2007 - Present
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 1991 - 2007
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, 1990
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Medical Malpractice Subcommittee, 1999 - 2000
  • Earl E. O'Connor Inns of Court, Associate, 1993 - 1994
  • Earl E. O'Connor Inns of Court, Barrister, 1999 - Present
  • Johnson County Community College Respiratory Care Education Program, Advisory Board, 1991 - 2002
  • American Association for Respiratory Care, Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics, 2007 - 2008
  • American Association for Respiratory Care, Judicial Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • American Association for Respiratory Care, Political Action Committee, 1989
  • American Association for Respiratory Care, Board of Directors, Nominations Committee & Public Relations Committee, 1985
  • American Association for Respiratory Care pecial Task Force for Long Range Planning and Bylaws Revision, 1984
  • American Association for Respiratory Care, Chairman, Membership Services Committee, 1983 - 1984

Past Employment Positions

  • Dept. of Anesthesiology, Section of Respiratory Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, Chief Respiratory Therapist, 1979 - 1985

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon