|Arkansas Court of Appeals|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Mike Beebe|
|Preceded by:||Rhonda Wood|
|Past post:||Associate justice, Arkansas Supreme Court|
|Past post 2:||Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 2, Position 2|
|Past term 2:||2011-2012|
|Undergraduate:||State College of Arkansas, 1968|
|Law School:||University of Arkansas, 1972|
Cliff Hoofman is a judge of the Arkansas Court of Appeals. He was appointed to the court by Governor Mike Beebe on December 31, 2014, to replace Rhonda Wood, who was elected to the state supreme court. He previously served on the appeals court from 2011 to 2012. His term expires in 2016.
Hoofman served as an associate justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. He was appointed to this term by Governor Mike Beebe on November 21, 2012, to replace Robert L. Brown.
Hoofman began his career in 1973 as the North Little Rock city attorney. In 1975, he joined the Arkansas House of Representatives, where he served through 1982. In 1983, he joined the Arkansas State Senate. He served in that position through 2002 and was the chairman of the Legislative Council (1997-1999) and the Joint Budget Committee (2001-2002). From 2003 to 2006, he was the Arkansas' assistant attorney general and, from 2007 to 2011, he served as the state's highway commissioner. He was then appointed to the Arkansas Court of Appeals by Gov. Mike Beebe in January of 2011. In 2013, he joined the Supreme Court. When his term expired on the supreme court in December 2014, he was appointed again to the court of appeals. He is also a former partner of Hale, Hendricks, Hoofman and Thurman and senior partner of Hoofman and Bingham.
- Arkansas Online, "Beebe appoints 7 to judicial posts," December 31, 2014
- Judicial selection in Arkansas
- Magnolia Reporter, "Beebe appoints Cliff Hoofman to Arkansas Supreme Court," November 21, 2012
- Arkansas Judiciary, "Court of Appeals: Cliff Hoofman"
- Governor Mike Beebe, Press Release, "Governor Beebe Announces PSC Appointment, Four Judicial Appointments," January 7, 2011