Sam Hoefs

Associate Attorney

Sam joined GoldenbergLaw in 2021. Previously, Sam clerked for two judges with the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court, where she gained extensive legal writing experience and an understanding of judges’ perspectives on civil litigation. While in law school, Sam successfully argued an Eighth Amendment case before the Ninth Circuit as part of a pro bono clinic and assisted with both litigation and policy work at the municipal government level.

Bar Admissions & Education

  • Hamline University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2016
    • Honors: Hamline Honors Scholarship, Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List 2013-2016
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law
    • Juris doctorate, 2019
    • Honors: President’s Scholarship, Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List 2017, Law Review, Appellate Clinic
  • Minnesota State Bar, 2019

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2019

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Leadership & Appointments

  • Senior Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2018-2019)
  • Associate Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal (2017-2018)
  • Hamline University Mock Trial Captain (2016)

Awards & Certifications

Honors/Awards

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law – Dean’s Award Lawyering Skills III (2017)
  • Hamline University – Uemura Philosophy Award (2016)
  • Hamline University – Outstanding Mock Trial Student Award (2016)
  • Hamline University – Stedman Writing Award (2015)

Pro Bono & Volunteer Activities

  • Reading Partners Twin Cities – Reading Tutor
  • College Admissions Essay Writing Coach

Mass Tort Areas of Practice

Personal Injury & Defective Products

Experience

  • Clerking for Minnesota District Court Judge

Trusted By The Legal Community

Awards and Recognitions
  • America's Top 100
    America's Top 100
  • NBTA
    NBTA
  • Million Dollar Advocates
    Million Dollar Advocates
  • AAJ Leaders Forum
    AAJ Leaders Forum
  • National Trial Lawyer Top 100
    National Trial Lawyer Top 100
  • Supers Lawyers
    Supers Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40- Super Lawyers
    Top 40 Under 40- Super Lawyers
  • Public Justice member
    Public Justice member
  • Best Law Firms, 2021
    Best Law Firms, 2021

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