Jack Hoffman is a partner at Dunn Carney specializing in land use, condemnation, and general litigation.
In addition to his legal practice, Jack has been actively involved in local and regional land use policies. As a Lake Oswego City Councilor for eight years, he was involved in numerous land use decisions. In 2008, Jack was elected Mayor of Lake Oswego, Oregon for a four-year term.
In addition, Jack is a member and was past Chair of the Metro Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), a committee of elected officials who advise the Metro Council. During the time that he was a member of this advisory group in 2002, Metro expanded the Urban Growth Boundary, adding over 20,000 acres, including over 4,000 acres of industrial land. As Chair of MPAC in 2005, he helped shape and implement the Regional Natural Resources Program.
Jack is on the Board of Directors of Portland Street Car Initiative, Inc. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Portland State University Institute for Metropolitan Studies. Jack is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Local District Council of the Urban Land Institute. In 2006, Oregon Super Lawyers recognized Jack as a Super Lawyer in Land Use/Zoning. Jack was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2013 in the fields of land use and zoning law and litigation.
Jack’s land use practice includes representing both rural and urban land owners. Representative agricultural matters include irrigation ditch easements, ways of necessity, nonfarm use dwellings, Goal 3 and 4 issues. Representative urban matters include entitlements, nonconforming uses, conditional uses, comprehensive plans and zoning code amendments.
Jack has an active condemnation practice representing land owners whose property is being acquired by governmental authorities. He represented over 40 property owners in connection with the Northwest Natural Gas pipeline which was constructed from Mist to Molalla.
- Oregon, 1976
- U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1976
- Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 1976
Environmental Law Review, Issue Editor
- Washington State University, M.S., Environmental Science, 1973
- Washington State University, B.S., Zoology, 1969
- Oregon State Bar, Member
- Multnomah Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Mayor of Lake Oswego, OR, 2008-present
- Lake Oswego City Council, City Councilor, 1998-2006
- Metro Policy Advisory Committee, member, 2005 Chair
- Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Oregon State Bar, Past Member, Local Professional Responsibility Committee
- Oregon State Bar, Past Member, Balancing Personal Life and Career Committee
- Urban Land Institute, Member
- American Planning Association, Member
- Metro Urban Reserves-Rural Reserves Steering Committee
- Lake Oswego Street Car Steering Committee, Member
- Oregon Campus Compact Board of Directors, 2012
- Torts, Chapter 12, Premises Liability, Oregon State Bar CLE, 1996
- Presentation, The Seminar Group, Eminent Domain, May 2009 and 2007
- Presentation, Western Economic Alliance, Jan. 2009
- Presentation, Clackamas Cities Coordinating Committee, Jan. 2009
- “Measure 37-Nuts and Bolts and What’s Next,” numerous presentations in 2005
- Miscellaneous Seminars and Continuing Legal Education Classes for Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, Oregon State Bar, Oregon Casualty Adjusters Association, and other professional organizations
- Adjunct Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School, 1977-1978