Lonny Hoffman

Of Counsel
O: 713.632.8000 | M: 713.875.9627 | Houston, Texas
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Professional Summary

Professor Hoffman, the Law Foundation Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, is one of the leading legal scholars in the country on civil procedural law in federal and state courts. Lonny is a prolific scholar, whose work has been highly influential with commentators, lawyers, and courts, including the United States Supreme Court.  In addition to his scholarly work, Lonny is actively involved in professional practice. He has testified before Congress on several occasions, spoken by invitation to federal rule makers and lectured around the world on civil litigation subjects.

At the state level, Lonny serves on numerous professional committees and organizations, including his continued service on the Supreme Court of Texas Rules Advisory Committee. For more than a decade, he has been Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate, a quarterly journal published by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. In 2009, he was elected as a member to the American Law Institute.

Presentations & Publications
  • “The Limits of Comprehensive Peace: The Example of the FLSA,” Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law 38:2 (co-author), 2017
  • Written Statement and Oral Testimony, Hearing on H.R. 3624, the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015, Before the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, United States House of Representatives, September 29, 2015
  • "Update of Federal Courts and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," The State Bar of Texas, 37th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (co-author), 2014
  • "Rulemaking in the Age of Twombly and Iqbal," U.C. DAVIS L. REV., 2014
  • Lecturer: "American Discovery Practices," Universite Paris, Ouest Nanterre, Paris France, invited lecture, 2013
  • Panelist: "Access to Justice, What Process is Due," Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) Summit, New Orleans, LA, 2012
Education & Professional Background
  • University of Texas, J.D., 1992
  • Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 1989
  • Admitted to practice:  Texas, 1992