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Languages spoken: German, Polish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
  3. Tax: 20%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  5. State, Local And Municipal Law: 10%

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  • Amy Theresa Robidas

    I endorse Attorney Hoffman. Kelly is diligent, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in all aspects of litigation which enables her to achieve great results for her clients.


    Amy Robidas Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Adam Zimmerman

    I worked with Kelly during my time at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy and during that time I was thoroughly impressed with the depth and breadth of Kelly's knowledge and experience across many areas of law. Kelly also demonstrated a sincere commitment to her clients. I highly recommend Kelly Hoffman without reservation.


    Adam Zimmerman Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy

Two Canal Plaza
Portland, ME, 041112


NYCurrently registered 201004/19/2010
MEAuthorized to practice law200811/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNorman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cumberland County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
University of Maine School of Law Alumni AssociationDirector2010 - Present
Maine Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thurston v. Nguyen, et. al.Judgment Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
18 Me. Lawyers Rev. 22 (Nov. 26, 2010)Tax Law: Unforeseeable Emergency Distributions and Voluntary Self-Correction Clarification for IRC § 409A Document Failures2010
News Journal of the Maine Dental AssociationTeeth Whitening: The Unauthorized Practice of Denistry2009
Ocean and Coastal Law JournalThe Maine Legislature's Bill: An Act to Stop the Alewives Restoration Program in the St. Croix River - Have the Canadians and the Biologists Gone Berserk?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Seton Hall UniversityN/AMA - MastersN/A
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Troubleshooting HR Legal NightmaresNightmare #1: Hiring and Recruitment Mistakes that Lead to Trouble2015
1st Annual Municipal HR ConferenceCommon Supervisor Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them2015
Raising the Bar: Radio ShowMen And Women: Are We Treated Equally?2014
Drafting Workshop: LLC Operating AgreementsEthical Considerations2014
Business Contracts A to ZContract Ethics2014
Advanced Trial TacticsEthical Considerations2014
Explore the Advantageous Uses and Benefits of LLCsEthical Issues During LLC Formation2013
How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in ComplainceFormation and Accounting of Tax-Exempt Organizations2012
LLC vs. INC: Which Entity is Best for Small Business Clients?Ethical Issues in Entity Formation2011
How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in ComplainceIntroduction to Tax-Exempt Organizations and Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status2011
LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized BusinessCorporate Formation & Taxation Concerns2010
Limited Liability CompaniesCorporate Formation & Ethical Issues2010
Practical Pointers and Aspects of Applying for 501(c) StatusTax-Exempt Organizations2009
IRS Tax Complaince for Tax Exempt OrganizationsTax-Exempt Organizations2009