Victor Hoffer JD '92

Vic Hoffer


Victor Hoffer JD ’92 received the 2023 National Star of Life Award from the American Ambulance Association during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Hoffer, a captain volunteer paramedic and firefighter with Mount Angel (Oregon) Fire, has earned the honor three times previously in his 43-year career as a community servant. He is an advocate for highway safety and is the chair of the Oregon Transportation Safety Committee, a position he was appointed to in 2015 by then-Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Hoffer has previously served on the Oregon governor’s Elder Abuse Task Force, the Oregon attorney general’s Elder Abuse Committee, various medical advisory boards and medical protocol committees, and the Mount Angel City Council. He is also the author of The 63 Year Old Probie, now in its fourth edition.  


Victor Hoffer JD ’92 received both the 2017 Paramedic of the Year Award and the 2017 Excellence in Training Award from Marion County Fire District 1 (Salem, Oregon). A career paramedic as well as a practicing attorney, Hoffer also received the 2017 Paramedic of the Year Award from Mount Angel Fire District 15, where he volunteers. Hoffer’s father was a Mount Angel firefighter and EMT for 41 years and the fire chief for 15 years, and his mother was the city’s mayor. Hoffer’s legal practice, also located in Mount Angel, focuses on elder law, business law, and serving the disenfranchised and underserved in his community. He also serves on the Oregon Transportation Safety Committee, of which he was appointed chair in 2016 by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85.

Posted 09/08/2021

The 63 Year Old Probie – Victor Hoffer JD ’92 writes a personal account of his life philosophy and career stemming from the mantra: “Measure your success by your kindness to others.” A living example of these words, Hoffer, an experienced medic working out of the back of an ambulance, shows us what it means to live out this kind of selfless service to others. With daring vulnerability, Hoffer reveals both the inspiration and the deep grief behind his choice to love his community in this way—saving lives, comforting the dying, and being there for all those who need a healing touch. Self-published, 2018. 233 pages.