Lawyer Spotlight: Adriane Hofmeyr
How many states or countries have you lived in?
Four. South Africa, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona.
What is your favorite drink?
Rooibos tea (South African tea).
What is your favorite month?
August in the Northern Hemisphere (kids go back to school!); December in the Southern Hemisphere (it's Christmas in the summer).
What inspires you?
If you chose a quote to live by, what would it be?
"Chop wood, carry water."
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Producing two healthy, engaged, curious children (they're teenagers, so the jury's still out).
What has been your most embarrassing experience at Q&B?
In a crowded room, having my accent misunderstood so that what I said sounded entirely inappropriate.
What experience at Q&B has been the most fun?
The Commercial Litigation Retreat in Chicago, especially dinner with colleagues overlooking the Chicago River.
What advice would you give to a law student?
Don't rush - it's a marathon, not a sprint.
What is your greatest professional success?
Beating the federal government on sovereign immunity at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
What class should you have taken in law school?
"The Business of Law" (it didn't exist but it should have).
Who has given you the best advice about practicing law and what was that advice?
John Munger - be a fierce advocate and an honorable foe.
What makes you laugh?
Anything Monty Python.
What is the best thing about Q&B?
There's a culture of support here. Whether I'm reaching out to solve a client need or am seeking professional development advice, colleagues take a real interest.
What do you do for fun?
Hike, travel, raise a hoard of children.
What is great about working in (your city)?
Tucson has a gorgeous climate, and is surrounded by mountains and desert. It feels like a small community, but has many big-city benefits.