Celline S. Hoogi is an associate at KMFM, where she practices in the area of general liability.
Ms. Hoogi received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American Jewish University and earned her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School. During her time at Southwestern Law School, Ms. Hoogi was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient and won various awards, including the Trial Advocacy Best Brief Writer Award, as well as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Witkin Award for the highest grade in her Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills course. Additionally, Ms. Hoogi was a Teaching Assistant in the area of Property Law.
Ms. Hoogi also participated in the Trial Advocacy Honors Program, where she competed against dozens of schools, and was a semi-finalist in four competitions. Ms. Hoogi also won Best Advocate in the John G. Bonelli Mock Trial Competition. After completing law school, Ms. Hoogi was one of 19 graduates from Southwestern, UCLA, USC, Loyola and Pepperdine to be accepted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Fellowship, a prestigious three-month Fellowship program.
Ms. Hoogi has litigated over a dozen cases, including preparing motions for summary judgment and adjudication, discovery, demurrers, motions to strike, oppositions to good faith settlement, and oppositions to motion for trial preference. Additionally, Ms. Hoogi regularly attends hearings and argues motions.
Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2014; CALI Award (highest grade in course): Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills II, 2014; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills II, 2014; Best Brief Writer, Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills (LAWS)
Finalist-Second Place Advocate (out of 60 advocates), Trial Advocacy Practice Intramural Competition; Advocate, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition, 2014; Winner, Best Advocate, John G. Bonelli Intramural Mock Trial Competition, 2015; Semi-finalist, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition, 2015; Semi-finalist, American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2016
Teaching Assistant, Property Law, 2015 – 2016