Andrew Hoffman grew up on a farm three miles east of Spencer, Nebraska. Today, he is an active small-town attorney deep in the heart of Rural Nebraska. From representing farmers in real estate transactions, to planning a rancher’s succession plan, Andrew enjoys his robust agriculturally influenced law practice. Andrew practices law with a deep sense of commitment and loyalty to his clients. Being the son of rural farmers and entrepreneurs, Andrew feels a genuine connection to each and every one of his clients. He is passionate about helping people.
Andrew has made his mark as a multi-faceted practice talent. With litigation experience ranging from contested family real estate trials to felony jury trial experience, Andrew has also developed a diverse set of estate and business planning skills which are strengthened by his vast litigation experience. Each family succession plan is developed with a clean exit strategy designed to prevent future generations from ending their relationship in the courtroom. Recognizing his unique planning abilities, Andrew works with some of the most elite financial advisors and CPAs in rural Nebraska and South Dakota. As a result, Andrew is a statewide practitioner, with clients literally statewide—from Omaha to Kimball.
Andrew’s unique skill set has allowed him to develop a vast general practice. His primary practice areas are real estate transactions, estate planning, probate, business planning and municipal representation. Andrew also maintains active cases involving civil litigation and criminal defense.
Andrew is a frequent guest lecturer on topics ranging from estate planning to motivational speaking. If your church or organization would like an estate planning seminar presented, complete with a power point presentation, Andrew might be just the personality you are looking for.
Giving back to his community is interwoven into Andrew’s fabric. Hundreds of hours are spent each year, helping the communities he serves.
Scholarship. Andrew, as chairman of the Mary Linhart Youth Scholar College Scholarship Fund, is responsible for helping manage a $1,000,000 scholarship endowment that he helped his late client establish for North Central Nebraska students. Andrew is charged with the task of overseeing the Linhart Scholarship committee award nearly $40,000 in annual scholarships each year—the product of an endowment that he helped create—all for the benefit of underserved Rural Nebraska students.
Community Development. Andrew is passionate about working with the Nebraska Community Foundation and helping recruit young professionals and families to Rural Nebraska. From physicians to bankers, Andrew has been involved in helping recruit a number of families back to the North Central Nebraska Region. Andrew is a frequent guest speaker at community development functions, helping celebrate and promote the many successes of Rural Nebraska.
Pediatric Cancer. In addition to his local volunteer projects, Andrew has become well-known as a national advocate for research funding for pediatric brain cancer—a disease which affects his son. Andrew has traveled the United States spreading the critical message about the need for increased funding for child brain cancer research. From a meeting with President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office to numerous National media appearances with the likes of Fox News, CNN, ESPN, ABC World News, and Good Morning America, Andrew has provided leadership in the fight.
In the fall of 2012 Andrew and his family established the “Team Jack Foundation” (www.TeamJackFoundation.Org) to further their efforts in the fight against pediatric brain cancer. Since beginning his efforts at raising funds, he and his family have helped raise over $2,000,000 and counting for pediatric brain cancer research via the Team Jack movement.
Andrew skillfully balances his thriving law practice with his personal interest in helping kids. He has helped guide the recruitment and development of full-time professional staff, including a skilled Executive Director, so that he can continue his focus on his law practice.
Core Value: Family
Andrew is married to Brianna N. Hoffman, a Doctor of Pharmacy, who took leave as the Pharmacist-in-Charge at West Holt Pharmacy when their son Jack was stricken with a brain tumor. Together, they have three kids—Jack, Ava and Reese.
Even a hyper-active Attorney with interests in spending a lot of time helping kids has to find some time away from it all. Andrew takes advantage of where he lives. Andrew is an outdoor enthusiast. He and his family enjoys walleye fishing, hunting, camping, and fixing fence on the family ranch. From the 30 inch walleye mounted behind his desk, to his most recent whitetail hunt on his iPhone, Andrew loves sharing his outdoor photos and stories with clients.
Andrew is also an avid runner. His most recent races have included the Boston Marathon (April 2014) and the Los Angeles Marathon (March 2015). While he enjoys marathon running, his favorite race is the Annual Atkinson Fireman’s Hay Days Race.
South Dakota State University, Bachelor of Political Science Degree (High Honors)
University of South Dakota School of Law (Sterling Honor Society Graduate)
Nebraska Bar (Attorney)
South Dakota Bar (Attorney)
Real Estate Broker (SD)
- Chairman of the Mary Linhart Youth Scholar College Scholarship Fund, Nebraska Community Foundation.
- Rotary International, O’Neill, Nebraska Chapter.
- Former Board Member and Chairman of the West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson, Nebraska.
- Former President of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Atkinson, Nebraska & current active member
- Former assistant high school football coach.
- Miscellaneous appearances at various high schools relating to community and legal issues, and guest lecturer at Holt County Law Day on various occasions.
- Alternate member of the 8th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission.
- High school mock trial coach (2004 State Champions and 2005 State Runner-up).
- Former President of the Northern Division of the Eighth Judicial District Bar Association.