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Joel I Hoffman

About Me

Joel Hoffman is an attorney with 46 years of experience reprenting clients in both the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He is an experienced trial attorney concentrating in business litigation, construction and serious personal injury matters.  Over the course of his career up to and including the present, he has assisted clients in matters of wills, trust and estates, probate, contractual issues and disputes, business formations, business dissolutions and succession planning.  Mr. Hoffman has participated in many trials, mediations and arbitration proceedings.


He is compassionate and caring and always puts his clients best interests at the fore fronf of his representation.    He believes that trust and confidence in your attorney are paramount to a successful relationship.  


When not practicing law he enjoys travel and photography.  He teaches photography skills to developmentally challenged individuals and often says that he learns much more from his students than they learn from him. 


Please call Mr. Hoffman 301-838-9100 for a free 1/2 hour consultation about any matter you may have.  If Mr. Hoffman does not practice in your area of need, he will assist you in getting the best representation from one of his peers. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Construction & Development: 20%
    42 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael Charles Doland

    I had previously answered an Avvo question and read the follow up answer of Mr. Hoffman. He perceived the question where I did not. Further, his answer was accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mindy Felinton

    I endorse Joel Hoffman. Joel is highly skilled and an asset to the legal community.


    Mindy Felinton Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 21-B
Rockville, MD, 20850-1714


DCActive 196805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Volunteer Service AwardState of Maryland2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1987
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing memberHoffman Law Group, LLC2013 - Present
Managing memberHoffman & Rubin, LLC2003 - 2009
mananging partnerHoffman & Lyons, P.C.1995 - 2003
president and managing partnerHoffman, Apfel & Lyons, P.C.1987 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
District of Columbia BarN/A1968 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A1968 - 2013
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Rubin v. JacobsVerdict for the Plaintiff 180,000.00
McCormick v. OlufunmiladeVerdict for Platintiff
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
University of Maryland, College ParkPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Planning for tomorrowWills trusts and Estates2009