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Posted by Lynn, a Child Custody client, Flag
We had Mr. Hoffer step in for our attorney who happened to be on vacation on our final trial for a move away case. He not only showed up, but was with us every step of the way. Upon our evaluation, I was handed a curve ball so to speak (lies in the form of declarations submitted to the court that morning) and Mr. Hoffer coached me through it and calmed me down over the phone. His advice was perfect and the evaluator saw right through the lies of my daughter's father. He also has a ton of experience with these kinds of cases and his knowledge was spot on. He was professional and thorough and we got everything we wanted. He also handled the opposing counsel very well and I felt that he was able to compromise just enough as to please the judge and give us a favorable outcome. He was fair yet tenacious in response to the opposing side and got the job done!
Posted by Luke, a Family client, Flag
My case has gone on since 2003! I hired Jeff about a year ago and I'm glad I did. He went ahead and made a big difference from my previous lawyer. Jeff has made a big difference in my life now and my daughters. She now lives with me full time and she is so much happier. I recommend him for anyone! He knows what he's doing, I’m very grateful.
Thank you Jeff
Posted by Mohammad, a Divorce client, Flag
I'd had a problem in the past with a divorce lawyer. I paid him to help me get a divorce, but come years later, in the middle of my second marriage, I find out I'm still married to my first wife. This was a huge problem, and I needed a solution quickly. I came to Jeffrey for help, and he assured me it would go quickly, since there was no contesting claim over property or children. He served and filed all the papers, while keeping me well informed of what was going on. The papers themselves will take awhile to clear, but Hoffer did everything he could do as fast as he could, and I really appreciate it. Completely satisfied with the quality and speed of his work.
Posted by Russell, a Divorce client, Flag
If your in need of an Attorney who knows the law and will fight for you, Jeff is the best around. When my case first started I couldn't even see my kids, but after hiring Jeff and going to court, I now have custody of my son and joint custody of my daughter and see her regularly. I always felt extremely comfortable going into court, cause I knew that I had the best representing me.Without a doubt Jeff can help you out with all aspects of your case, you would be doing yourself wrong to not call him. He always kept me up to date on all the things that were going on and gave me the best advice on issues we faced.
Posted by Shannan, a Divorce client, Flag
I have a great lawyer named Jeffrey Hoffer. I'm so pleased to have found him, (I had a previous lawyer that was not a great experience). He is knowledgable and a solid good person that has made this rough experience so much better. I have already recommended him to good friends.
Posted by James Cooley, a Divorce client, Flag
Jeffrey L. Hoffer (805) 449-4290
Monday, October 1, 2012 6:05 PM
I was very lucky to have found Attorney Hoffer and his services when I was looking for an attorney to help with my situation. He has been professional throughout this difficult time for me and my family, he's has done a great job with handling my case to date. I believe he's a good hearted individual who cares for his clients, is an honest and sincere. I feel he takes his business very serious and does his best for his clients.
Sincerely and Thanks,
Posted by Shawn, a Child Support client, Flag
I had hired this attorney last year and that was my biggest mistake. He talks a great talk to get your retainer and after that He is not responsive, He does not prepare for the case nor keep you informed on its progress and worse yet he gets mums in the court. He botched my case so bad, that I have a malpractice law suit aginstst him currently.
Posted by John, a Divorce client, Flag
Jeff has a great understanding on how the court system works as well as procedures. Jeff is very good at keeping your best interest at hand and gives you great legal advise. Jeff is very approachable and is there when you need him, even after normal business hours. The best part about Jeff's services, is that he will provide you world class legal advice at a reasonable cost.
Posted by Jethree, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr Hoffer handeled my very difficult case with extreme patience. He was very thorough. I can now move on with my life without having concerns about what will happen next.
Posted by JR, a Divorce client, Flag
Jeff is attorney I would recommend to my grandmother. With Jeff as your lawyer, it is a different journey into the legal world. Prepared, and knowledgeable about the law, Jeff blends that with your legal needs. Jeff looks at your case in great detail, and explains your options, even the ones that you may not want, but must be discussed. No lawyer can do everything for you, but Jeff guides you, the best way possible. You are in the greatest of hands with Jeff. Call him today, not tomorrow, it maybe to late.
Posted by Rick C., a Child Custody client, Flag
I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff over the past 6 years. The custody case for my son has taken a huge tole on my family. I had the misfortune of hiring 3 other incompetent lawyers, and was given Jeff's name by a college. I must say with out his tireless help I'm sure I would never be able to see my son, his mother was trying to move him out of state. With Jeff's help I am not only able to see my son but I have been granted primary custody of him. We could not be happier with the outstanding service we have been provided. Jeff you have been an invaluable asset to us. Thank you so very much.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I had the misfortune of employing a very well known law firm in Ventura county to help me through one of the worst times of my life and to my dismay I was robbed of my custody and my money both of which I worked very hard for, and to watch them taken from me due to lack of knowledge and diligence was flat out discouraging and wrong. After losing in court three times due to lack of preparation and courtroom knowledge I fired my attorney and found one of the best attorneys if not the best attorney in Ventura county by the name of Jeffrey Hoffer. This man picked up my case which was literally in pieces and put it back together piece by piece. I went from a very minuscule hours of weekend visitations to 50/50 joint custody. Not to mention turning the tables on child support. This attorney worked his butt off in and out of court for me. I have and still do recommend him to anybody who needs an attorney who knows his way in court and works for his client not his pocket book.Â
Posted by Gaurav, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr Hoffer is an excellent Attorney...he understands clients perspective very deeply.Though is very very busy but he always return calls and emails.Positively.The best part of Hoffer is that he closely works with opposition attorneys and understands a perspective rather than just blindly committing everything to his clients.I have been associated with him during my divorce process ( which is very tough personal situation and heart-breaking) but I must admit Hoffer has given me the confidence that Justice will prevail and he will lead this battle for me and make me win the WAR.
we might have lost some battles on the way but his eyes are always on the end result !
I strongly recommend him !!
Posted by Steven, a Business client, Flag
Mr. Hoffer has handled several matters for me over the years. As a fellow attorney, I am in the position to know what good legal work is. Mr. Hoffer provides excellent service. He is a top notch advocate and counselor with a broad knowledge base.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Prior to Jeff, I worked with several other attorneys & my case amounted to little more than self-aggrandizing posturing on each side- a high price path to nowhere. I was lucky to even get a call back from prior counsel, was losing nearly every issue raised, and never once went before the judge in over a year of litigation. While I by that point had amassed significant disdain for attorneys, I ultimately decided I had little left to lose by having a consult with Jeff. This turned out to be one of the best decisions Iâ€™ve ever made. Jeff took a genuine personal interest in my case. He worked with me directlyâ€“ no paralegals, assistants, junior counsel, etc. He is an excellent communicator, is highly experienced, and consistently provided sound strategy & advice. He takes pride in his results and has truly turned the tide for me. If a settlement is possible, heâ€™ll get it done. If not, Jeff will get your case to court and deliver. The Attorney for Men is the MAN.
Posted by David, a Divorce client, Flag
I met Jeff when going through a painful divorce. The process was grueling, but Jeff navigated the process expertly and got the divorce finalized at a minimal cost and without having to go to court.
Since then, I have referred many friends to Jeff and continue to use him for family and business matters.
I rely on him regularly for a variety of matters and I trust him and his counsel very much.
Posted by a client, Flag
I disagree with the last review. Clearly that person is an unhappy person in life. Mr. Hoffer not only walked me through the process, but also educated me, so that I have an understanding of the process. Mr. Hoffer continues to provide excellent service even after my divorce has been finalized. He is truly dedicated to making sure men have an equal playing field when it comes to divorce cases and custody issues. Thank you for being there for me Jeff.
Posted by John, a Divorce client, Flag
Attention Dads, Jeffrey Hoffer is the attorney for you! My X tried everything; restraining orders, supervised visits, domestic violence, garnishing retirement, etc. Like a pit bull in a vicious fight, Mr. Hoffer fought hard for me. He tore through the opposing attorney and got me everything I wanted and then some. Outside of court he is compassionate, caring, and there for you. He answered my e mails in a timely manner and returned my calls. Even after my divorce and I wanted modifications, Mr. Hoffer was there for me. So why make the divorce processes more stressful than it is? Dads, make the right choice and retain Jeffrey Hoffer.
Posted by Jon, a Divorce client, Flag
Warning do not use. Was with him for almost 2.years and got absolutely nothing accomplished. His work is disorganized and he is completely unproffesional. Save your money and do your research cause I didn't and its cost me a fortune.
Posted by Jeff, a Divorce client, Flag
I highly recommend Jeffrey Hoffer as a lawyer. I went through a three year divorce with many challenges and he had my back every step of the way. Very knowledgeable, professional, a pit bull when he needed to be, and he appropriatly billed for his hours.
Posted by Evan, a Divorce client, Flag
Jeff came highly recommended by both friends and associates of mine while searching for a family divorce attorney. A proud father of two children I was very worried about getting divorced and the custody issues surrounding daddy's rights. Jeff not only walked me thru the process of divorce but became a dear friend throughout the process. He was extremely diligent and forthright and I have recommended him to several friends that were facing divorce. A true problem solver and an excellent attorney Jeff is one of the good guys and is someone I trust with the most sacred of all things - my family.
Posted by Jonathan, a Divorce client, Flag
Jeffrey Hoffer is one of the best Lawyers that I have ever encountered. He help get me through a very tough divorce without him I would be screwed. If you are looking for someone honest and knowledgeable about this type of law Jeffrey Hoffer is your guy hands down.
Posted by mike, a Divorce client, Flag
I was a client of this attorney for divorce proceedings. I found this attorney did not return communication timely and sometimes not at all. He was unorganized and did everything in a last minute fashion with my case. I terminated his services and sought the services of another attorney which has made my case far more expensive than it should have been.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
This attorney fought hard for me against an unscrupulous ex. He got me every penny I deserved and then some. He worked extremely hard for me and did not nickel and dime me on fees.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
This attorney does not return phone calls in a timely manner and often does not respond at all to email which he says is his preferred method of communication. Because he was unreachable days before a court date I was forced to go to court even though I wanted to have him try to reach a settlement with opposing counsel prior to the date. He continually made excuses for not doing things in a timely manner, or in some cases he didn't do them at all.
I would recommend you avoid this attorney.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I didn't find out about the final court judgment for weeks and that was through my ex! This attorney was inaccessible and didn't warn me of pitfalls. He has no office staff and my questions went unanswered. I finally got another attorney to do the quit claim on the house.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Hoffer charged a high retainer $5000 and refused to return any of it when I was dissatified with his lack of work. Beware that his retainer is not refundable under any circumstances! He does not make this clear during his first consultation. I would not recommend him under any circumstances.