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Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

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Geoffrey Hoffman

About Me

Prior to his current academic position, Mr. Hoffman practiced immigration law at Kurzban Kurzban Weinger & Tetzeli, P.A. in Miami. Previously, Professor Hoffman was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, held the Forrester Fellowship at Tulane Law School and was a Lecturer at the University of Miami. In addition to his practice and teaching experience, Professor Hoffman served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul V. Gadola, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for a two-year term 1998-2000.

Professor Hoffman has also published articles on immigration, international law, international human rights, and racial profiling, most recently, "The War on Terror as a Metaphor for Immigration Regulation," appearing in the University of Iowa’s Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, coauthored with Susham Modi in 2012. In addition, Professor Hoffman’s article, "Immigration Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support) and Efforts to Collect Damages as Support Obligations Against Divorced Spouses—What Practitioners Need to Know" appeared in the Florida Bar Journal. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Immigration: 100%
    11 years, 50 cases



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Susham Mahendra Modi

    I endorse this lawyer 100%. He is one of the best immigration attorney's I have known. He simply can quote much of the Immigration & Nationality Act and accompanying regulations. He is very intelligent, and has years of experience. Although his resume speaks for itself with an LLM at Harvard Law and previously working at one of the most prestigious immigration law firms, I can tell you from first-hand experience of working with him daily on complex immigration cases that he is one of the best. He cares deeply about his clients, always goes the extra mile in advocating for their interests, is honest, reputable and committed. His experience, work ethic, legal knowledge and candidly easy to get along with personality makes him an outstanding asset for any client with an immigration matter.


    Susham Modi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Sebastian Jose Simon

    I've known Geoff for a few years. For as long as I've known him, he has shown how committed he is to immigration law and immigrants in general. He is probably one of the most knowledgable immigration attorneys that I know in Houston. He is a very compassionate attorney with a strong work ethic. I highly recommend him.


    Sebastian Simon Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Director-University of Houston Immigration Clinic

100 Law Center
Houston, TX, 77204


FLMember in Good Standing200805/07/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing199803/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NATIONAL PRO BONO AWARDCatholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorUniversity of Houston Immigration Clinic2009 - Present
Immigration AttorneyKurzban Kurzban Weinger & Tetzeli, PA2004 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)Member2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, 130 S.Ct. 2577, 177 L.Ed.2d 68 (2010) (Co Counsel)Supreme Court Win
Demirchyan v. Holder, 641 F.3d 1141 (9th Cir. 2011)(Co Counsel)9th Circuit Transfer to US District Court
Termination of Removal ProceedingsTermination

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Law SchoolN/ALL.M.2004
Tulane Law SchoolN/AJ.D.1997
Columbia UniversityPhilosophyA.B.1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Rice UniversityImmigration Policy and Reform2014
People's Law SchoolImmigration Law2014
Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium at Austin CollegeImmigration Law-Legal Rights and Human Rights2014
4th Annual Immigration Symposium held at TSU4th Amendment and the Immigration Courts2014
Viva Houston - ABC Channel 13Comprehensive Immigration Reform2013
Radio Talk-Give Me LibertyFree Speech and Deportation; DACA2013
Issues at the Intersection of Immigration and Human RightsImmigration and Human Rights2013
Channel 2 NewsmakersComprehensive Immigration Reform2013
University of HoustonDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
Southern Baptist Immigration TrainingDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
People's Law SchoolImmigration Law2012
Media Briefing ACLUImmigration Case Arizona v. United States2012
Joe Vail Asylum WorkshopImmigration and Mental Disabilities2012
Immigration and the Immigrant Experience: Houston and BeyondImmigration and the Immigrant Experience2012
Civil Rights Coalition Annual ConferenceImmigration Law2012
AILA Texas Spring ConferenceProsecutorial Discretion2012
National Latina/o Law Student AssociationImmigration Law-Clinical Education2011
Immigration Hot TopicsProsecutorial Discretion2011
ABC Channel 13 NewsNew Rules regarding Prosecutorial Discretion2011