Ms. Hoefler is a University of Arizona alumnus, where she attended on a full-tuition academic scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy with dual concentrations in Criminal Justice Administration and Environmental Policy as well as a minor in Business. She was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Prelaw Fraternity, the Criminal Justice Association, and served as a teaching assistant for two courses titled “Women and Youth in the Justice System” and “Crime and Public Policy.” Her first experience with family law came while volunteering as an undergraduate intern for Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyer Program.
In her third year at the University of Arizona, Ms. Hoefler began volunteering her time at the Casa de los Niños, a shelter for abused and neglected children. She loved working with the children so much that she eventually transitioned into a full-time employee, caring directly for the younger children living in the shelter. This is ultimately what led Ms. Hoefler to the practice of law, as she was able to see what an impact the legal system made in the lives of children and their families. As a result, children and families became the exclusive focus of her legal career.
Ms. Hoefler entered California Western School of Law as a Trustee’s Scholar. Awarded a full-tuition scholarship, she graduated cum laude in the top 11 percent of her graduating class, and earned an honors distinction in her declared area of concentration in Child, Family, and Elder Law. During her time at California Western, Ms. Hoefler served as the President of the Child, Family, and Elder Law Society as well as the Secretary of the Immigration Law Student Association. She earned the highest possible grade in her law school courses of “Family Law” and “STEPPS” (a course in advanced legal writing and professional responsibility).