Katherine Hoffman

Direct Dial: 775-788-8653
Fax: 775-788-8682

Practice Emphasis

Administrative law, with a focus on public utilities and gaming


Professional Experience

Katherine Hoffman is an associate in the firm's Gaming and Regulatory Law Department.  Ms. Hoffman's practice focuses on regulatory matters before state and local agencies, with an emphasis on matters involving public utilities and gaming applicants and licensees.

 During law school, Ms. Hoffman acted as a student attorney in the University of Colorado's Criminal Defense Clinic and was a judicial extern to the Honorable Brian E. Sandoval of the United States District Court, District of Nevada.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Procter R. Hug of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has been named by Nevada Business magazine as one of Nevada's "Legal Elite" for 2013.

Katie was recently awarded the Reno Gazette-Journal's Twenty under 40 Award for her professional achievements, community involvement and exceptional leadership in the Greater Reno-Tahoe area. 



Note, Keeping it Local: Improving the Incentive Structure in Community-Based Natural Resource Management Programs, 21 Colo J Int'l Envtl L. & Pol'y 201 (2010)


Professional and Civic Affiliations
  • Member, Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Old Northwest Neighborhood Advisory Board
  • Board Member, University of Nevada Young Alumni Chapter
  • Associate Member, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Member, Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association

    Twenty under 40 Award Winner


    University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2010

    •     2009 Best Note Award, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy
    •     Notes editor, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy  
    • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. in Political Science, 2006


    Bar/Court Admissions

    State Bar of Nevada, 2010

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2011