Meet Jill Hoffman
As a Sausalito City Council member for the last 8 years, I have a strong record of accomplishments for the city and its residents.
As a litigation attorney, I know the importance of identifying key issues and finding a path for success within the confines of laws and regulations.
As a Naval Officer, local business owner, and proud Sausalito resident, I bring a breadth of experience and perspective to the council.
Although I am a Litigation Attorney by trade four years ago I started an e-commerce platform, Qorkz Wine, that focuses on connecting the passionate artisan winemaker with the wine enthusiast who seeks access to limited production wines. I now serve as CEO for Qorkz in a highly regulated industry. As a litigation attorney, I've served as lead trial counsel on multi-million dollar lawsuits in Alameda, Los Angeles, Napa and San Francisco, and continue to advocate for my clients in trial settings.
On a daily basis, I evaluate facts and law and develop strategies for successful resolution. I know the importance of identifying key issues and identifying a path for success within the confines of laws and regulations.
I took a one year "sailing sabbatical" from San Francisco through the Panama Canal to Newport, Rhode Island with my husband on our 40' Islander, AWOL.
As a Sausalito parent, I served on the Steering Committee of the Sausalito Nursery School.
President Ex Officio of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club
Wine Committee, Sausalito Wine Experience 2017, 2018, 2019
Trustee, San Francisco Maritime Museum Foundation, 2018 Gala Committee
Co -Chair San Francisco Historical Society Gala, 2003
33 years ago, I came to Naval Station Treasure Island from the mid-west as a young US Navy JAG Corps Officer. I practiced mainly criminal law and served as lead defense counsel on hundreds of cases. After a tour in Naples, Italy, I left active duty 1997 and settled in Sausalito with my husband and son. I still serve in the Navy Reserve.
Since 1997, I've practiced civil litigation in the Bay Area and in 2014 started Qorkz Wine, a company that focusses on boutique wineries.
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law
Kansas City, Missouri
Juris Doctor, 1989
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Bachelor of Arts, History,1985
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honors Fraternity