Adriane J. Hofmeyr, Partner


Adriane Hofmeyr is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation, appeals, administrative litigation, and administrative hearings. She is also a professor of practice at James E. Rogers College of Law, where she presents a class called “Practicalities of Suing Government” to 3L law students. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at a law firm in Tucson. She also served as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is originally from South Africa, where she served as in-house counsel for the City of Cape Town (during South Africa's transition to democracy), as well as for a publicly-traded international clothing retailer.

Her representative experience includes:

  • ADWR v. McClennan/Mohave County, 360 P.3d 1023 (2015) (represented Mohave County on water rights issues against the AZ Department of Water Resources and Freeport Minerals Corporations)
  • Rash v. Town of Mammoth, 315 P.3d 1234 (Ariz. App. 2013) (represented employee against Town)
  • Green v. United States, 630 F.3d 1245 (9th Cir. 2010) (represented ranch owners in suit against federal government)
  • Cesare v. Pima County (represented local developer in state and federal suits against Pima County)
  • Ward v. Dead Ringer (represented patent holder in breach of contract claim)
  • Bleck v. AGE and LaFall v. Kallof (co-counsel in two mining lease suits in La Paz County)
  • ABC Ambulance v. AZ Department of Health Services (represented business deprived of CON by ADHS)
  • Ely-Haralson v. Town of Pima (suit against municipality for capricious conduct)
  • Leach v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (represented individual commissioner)
  • Sunsites Concerned Citizens v. Cochise County (overturned County’s attempt to create Special Taxing District)
  • US v. Tierney (defended mining prospector against charges brought under Forestry regulations)
  • Mortelliti v. ISS (represented employer in discrimination suit in Nevada)
  • Ceballos v. Wells Fargo (represented employee in discrimination suit)

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (LL.M., 1998)
  • Rhodes University, South Africa (LL.B., 1991)
  • Rhodes University, South Africa (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • California
  • South Africa

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • High Court of South Africa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania (pro hac vice)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (pro hac vice)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (Board of Directors - Secretary)
  • Commissioner, Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission
  • Pima County Bar Association, CLE Committee Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona: Trial Practice, Administrative, Environmental, and Appellate Practice Sections (Member)
    • Appellate Practice Section (Executive Committee)
  • Speaker, “Personal Side of Democracy” at various community meetings about my personal experience in South Africa as it transitioned to democracy
  • Morris K. Udall Inn of Court (2011-2016)
  • U of A Mentoring Program, Mentor (2011-2013)
  • Law Day, Presenter (April 30, 2012)
  • Rhodes Alumni in North America, Trustee (2009-2010)
  • Rubaga Friends, Board Member (2008)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2018–present: Administrative/Regulatory Law)