After the horrific experience I had with another Tyler lawyer (whose name, oddly enough, also began with an "H"), I must say that my experience with Mr. Hoffman was refreshing. Hopefully, the high marks I gave him are based on his merits, and not on the terrible experience I had with the unethical, fee-generating snake-oil salesman down the road.

Mr. Hoffman proved to be a quick-witted attorney with a great sense of humor, and a keen insight into the East Texas psyche. We aren't a bunch of buffoons, ripe for the picking; we aren't to be talked "over" or "under," or treated as if we are dim-witted little children, despite our Southern drawls. Tennessee Williams spoke with a drawl, after all...

I liked the man: He looks a person straight in the eye and shoots straight from the hip. He gives you the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. None of that mumbo-jumbo, lawyer-esque crappola double-speak.

Hasn't lied to us yet. Hasn't cost us superfluous money yet. Highly recommended.