- Capital University Law School, J.D., 2005, summa cum laude, Order of the Curia
Capital University Law Review, Staff Member, 2001-2002, Associate Editor, 2002-2003
- University of Notre Dame, B.A.,1994, cum laude
- King's College, London, England, Fall 1992
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Mr. Hoeffel is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of both the corporate group and the government relations group. He advises and assists for-profit and not-for-profit entities of all sizes in a variety of general business matters, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and agreements, and corporate governance activities. He also has significant experience in government relations and administrative law, with an emphasis on legislative and executive agency representation, campaign finance, ethics and election law, government contract procurement and hearings, and matters before various regulatory agencies and boards.
His notable experience includes:
- Assisting in securing the passage of multiple pieces of legislation benefiting public and private sector clients
- Successfully defending several clients in matters before the Ohio Elections Commission
- Coordinating activities of a 70-member team in a challenge to a statewide initiative proposal
Mr. Hoeffel is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.
Mr. Hoeffel received his J.D. from Capital University Law School summa cum laude where he was a member of the Order of the Curia. He served on the Capital University Law Review as Associate Editor. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame cum laude. Mr. Hoeffel also spent a semester abroad at King’s College in London.
Before joining Vorys, Mr. Hoeffel served as a Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He also worked as a law clerk for the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office, a legislative aide for the Ohio House of Representatives, and a member of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.
Professional and Community Activities
- Captain, United States Army Reserve
- Commander, 1001st Quartermaster Company, Chillicothe, Ohio, January 2001-August 2007
- Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom-Camp Anaconda, Iraq, February 2003-March 2004
- 2/25/2014Ohio Statehouse Update: Governor Kasich Announces New Initiatives at Ohio State of the State AddressGovernor John R. Kasich announced new policy initiatives relating to education, workforce development and tax reform at his Monday night State of the State address in Medina. His proposals will be presented to the legislature as part of the Mid-Biennial Budget Review (MBR). The timetable for introduction of the MBR remains uncertain.
- 9/27/2013Just like the students who head back to school in August and the birds that start their journey south for the winter, legislators began their migration to Columbus in September. And your U. S. senators and congressmen are back at work in Washington.
- 7/1/2013On Sunday evening, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 59, the state's two-year, $62 billion budget into law, just in time for the beginning of the new state fiscal year on July 1, 2013.
- 6/26/2013Ohio Statehouse Update: House-Senate Conference Committee Reports Compromise Version of State Budget BillLast night on a 4-2 party line vote the Conference Committee on House Bill 59, led by the chairmen of the House and Senate Finance Committees, Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) and Sen. Scott Oelslager (R-Canton), reported a compromise version of the state’s biennial budget bill that will now head to the House and Senate floor for a final vote to accept the changes.
- 5/29/2013Yesterday afternoon the Senate Finance Committee unveiled a substitute version of House Bill 59, the state biennial budget bill. The substitute legislation incorporates many changes, significant among which is the replacement of an across-the-board 7% income tax cut proposed in the House-passed version of the bill with a tax cut package specifically targeted at helping small businesses in Ohio.
- 4/10/2013The Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee accepted a substitute version of House Bill 59, the state’s biennial budget bill, at a hearing yesterday afternoon. Among numerous significant changes in the bill, the substitute legislation removes Governor Kasich’s proposed tax reforms and replaces them with an across the board 7% income tax reduction, and removes the proposed expansion of Medicaid that was projected to leverage $2.4 billion in federal funds to provide coverage for uninsured Ohioans over the next two years.
- 12/19/2012On Thursday, the Ohio General Assembly concluded its business for the 2011-2012 legislative session. The House and Senate debated a number of important measures during the fast-paced "Lame Duck"session following the November general election.
- 11/7/2012This alert details results of the 2012 primary election.
- 10/25/2012With the elections right around the corner, Vorys is providing you with unique insights from both sides of the aisle on the upcoming races.
- 10/3/2012With the November 6 General Election only five weeks away, the political campaign season is kicking into high gear. Here is a preview of the major candidate races and issues that will be on the ballot in Ohio.
- 10/1/2012The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission held its first meeting on September 13, 2012. The Commission was created through the passage of House Bill 188 earlier this year, and is tasked with conducting a comprehensive review of the Ohio Constitution, and making recommendations to the General Assembly regarding changes to the Constitution, including recommendations for changes to the process for proposing constitutional amendments.
- 2/29/2012Every 10 years, following the census, the Ohio Apportionment Board is tasked with redrawing Ohio’s House and Senate districts to reflect changes in population. The Ohio legislative districts must include 99 House Districts and 33 Senate Districts.