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Gregory N. Hoffman

Family Attorney at Providence, RI

4.9   24 reviews

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About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    65%
    Rhode Island and Massachusetts family law matters including Divorce, Child Custody, Interstate Child Relocation, Child Support, Child Abuse, Contempt and Modification Proceedings, Alimony, Antenuptial and Marital Settlement Agreements, Appeals.

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Rhode Island and Massachusetts criminal defense matters including Misdemeanor Offenses, DUI, OUI, Expungements, Drug Possession, Disorderly Conduct, Fraud, Conspiracy, Domestic Assault, Simple Assault, Assault and Battery, Appeals.

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury matters including, but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and falls, negligent products, industrial injuries, environmental injuries.

  4. Probate
    5%
    Rhode Island and Massachusetts probate matters including, but not limited to, Petitions to Probate Wills, Administration Petitions, Guardianship Petitions, Drafting of Estate Planning Documents.

Gregory N. Hoffman focuses his practice on complex litigation in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the areas of family law, criminal law, professional liability defense and contractual disputes. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to crafting comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for individuals and corporations on a wide variety of issues related to domestic relations, criminal defense and general civil litigation.

 

As a judicial law clerk, Greg researched and drafted numerous appellate opinions and orders as well as trial court decisions on a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, including employment discrimination, negligence, breach of contract, class actions, parental rights, and probate. During law school, he was a research assistant for Professor Michael H. Burger and he was a member of the Environmental Moot Court team. 

Licensed for 9 years
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/13/2023
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Barton Gilman LLP
One Financial Plaza, 18th Floor
Providence, RI, 02903-2023
Barton Gilman LLP
75 Federal Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110
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Reviews

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Posted by Kim | November 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Greg Hoffman is the best!!
I would highly recommend Attorney Greg Hoffman. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly has a calming and compassionate demeanor. He was quick to answer all of my questions at any time and explained the processes in a very thorough manner along the way. While tirelessly advocating for me, he settled my case, and I was able to receive well above my expectations. I am immensely grateful to Greg for the help he provided, and I would highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
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Gregory Hoffman
Greg was better than I could have imagined. My case came up just a few days before I was supposed to leave the country and he handled it perfectly. He talked with the judges and prosecutors to move my court dates earlier so I was able to travel, explain my situation and worked out a solution that allowed me to continue my plans as if nothing happened. Even while out of country he has been in contact with me for resolutions on all matters. Everything in my power will make sure I never need a lawyer again, but if so, or if someone I know needs a recommendation, I will not hesitate to give them Greg’s contact. If more than 5 stars were possible, I’d give 10.
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Posted by Rachel | June 16, 2021
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Great Lawyer!
I hired Gregory Hoffman to represent me in a civil case against an ex-partner of mine in December of 2020. I will start off by saying that every case is different, and therefore, every outcome is different. Below is an account of my unique case and experience with Gregory Hoffman. My case was kind of a two-parter and because of this, Mr. Hoffman and I had to appear in court a couple of times. Both times, Mr. Hoffman was incredible enough to travel over an hour from Rhode Island to Massachusetts where my case was being heard, and both times he wasn’t just punctual; he was early. I’ve heard horror stories of people waiting for their lawyers to show up for hours, and I’ve even heard some where the lawyer doesn’t show at all. Rest assured, Gregory Hoffman will show and he will be there on time, if not early. Mr. Hoffman, himself, was quite professional. In court he was well dressed, articulate, calm, confident, and when it came to knowing the “rules of the game”, as they pertained to Massachusetts law, he was very well versed. He made sure that in the weeks leading up to the court date he and I were both thoroughly equipped with all the documentation we needed to aid us in emerging victorious. What really speaks to the professionalism of any lawyer, though, is what hopes and dreams they try and sell you about your case. Please be aware that any good lawyer, will not attempt to sell you a single one. A good lawyer will not give you any false hope, nor make any promises nor guarantees as to the outcome of your case, and Gregory Hoffman was up front about this with me right from the start. He also didn’t compare my case with any other, either. He treated my case as its own unique entity and that’s exactly what I was looking for in representation. Mr. Hoffman was also very compassionate and understanding when it came to me and the details of my case. Again, I’ve heard horror stories where lawyers will not walk through things with their clients because they don’t care, don’t have the time, or both. Once again, rest assured that Gregory Hoffman has a heart and actually cares about his clients. He was always readily available to answer any and all questions I had, he explained things clearly so that I understood, and he even made time after the second hearing to talk to me and give his opinion on my then situation, which I appreciated and valued very much. The Court’s decision after the second hearing did, indeed, result in victory for us. Again, this review is not to guarantee a win should you hire Gregory Hoffman, but my opinion based on my personal experience is; if you do hire Mr. Hoffman, your chances of coming out on top and satisfied with your outcome are pretty high. ;)
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2021
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Made the divorce much smoother!!
I will preface this by saying divorce is costly and in the end I still had to pay a large settlement to my ex-husband. Very little can negate that and the emotional pain of a divorce. But having a good lawyer see you though makes a world of difference. Greg was courteous, professional and easy to get along with. He kept me informed of developments as well as worked with me to develop an optimal strategy. If I ever had a doubt or question he was quick to answer. The confusing process of a legal divorce was made manageable with his assistance. I often took comfort in knowing he was working on my case. Ultimately, while the final settlement was costly I feel assured that this was the best that we could have achieved. I highly recommend Greg. It was a pleasure working with him!
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Posted by Amanda | January 6, 2021
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Clean Slate
I would recommend him in a heartbeat. He basically saved my future career plans. I would have a criminal record right now if it wasn't for him helping me get my first ever charge, for a minor crime, removed from my record. He genuinely cares about you as a human being and takes into consideration how things will affect your life. You can tell he truly wants to help and I am so grateful to have had a lawyer like him as my attorney. It is crazy how one mistake can possibly ruin your life in the long run. I don't even want to think about how I would have had to forget about my dreams and aspirations. I am 22 years old so I have plenty of time to reach said goals and thanks to him I can continue to work towards them. Thank you!
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Posted by Jessica | October 12, 2020
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Outstanding services from beginning to end.
Greg and his team were amazing!!!! Every email was answered in a timely manner, even if Greg, wasn’t in the office he still replied, every question was answered in a way so that I could understand, and he explained the process thoroughly. Greg and his team, kept me informed on changes and updates without me having to follow up. I honestly felt like Greg cared about my case and the losses we endured, like we mattered. He treated us with kindness and respect. He went above and beyond to make sure the kids and I got what we deserved. Greg and his team, also got the case closed within less than 2 years, which is impressive especially in the times of COVID-19. I would highly recommend Greg and Barton Gilman, to anyone in need of legal services. I can’t thank them enough l!!!
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Posted by Julia | July 15, 2020
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Professional and goes above and beyond
He was extremely helpful with my divorce. Gave me advice on how to behave in certain situations. Greg helped me win my division and custody of my son. I can move on peacefully thanks to him.
Posted by Barbara | May 15, 2020
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Attorney Greg Hoffman’s Services Bring Honor to the Profession of Law
I hired attorney Hoffman to represent me in an insurance claim after a bad car accident. I met with him at his office where he was punctual and courteous. Greg explained all the possibilities involved in a manner that was easy to understand and answered all the questions I had. During the months the process flowed smoothly and I was encouraged to call at any time with other questions I may have had. The claim ended successfully. I was so impressed with the level of service and kind friendly professional character of Greg Hoffman that I hired him to do my will and estate planning. Due to the nature of my injuries he included the option of meeting several different places to get the needed information. He listened carefully and with empathy then produce accurate documents to be signed. Due to Covid-19 he improvised a safe procedure to get them witnessed and signed all while being extremely short staffed. I will continue to use attorney Greg Hoffman’s services as he is knowledgable, trustworthy, and efficient while being compassionate to the nature of personal situation.
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Posted by Stephen | March 23, 2020
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Forthright, Diligent and Delivers on Time
I spoke to two other lawyers/firms before hiring Gregory. I selected him because he was direct and showed expertise in his field. During our work together I appreciated his guidance and ability to explain complex matters easily. He was speedy with his replies and available when needed. Because of this, we completed our task within the set deadline. I recommend Gregory and would work with him again.
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Posted by Steven | October 22, 2019
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Great Experience
I had the best experience possible with Greg Hoffman. He really did make a less than desirable situation as smooth and easy to deal with as possible. Up front honesty, timely responses to any of my questions, and immediate action put my mind at ease throughout the entire process. Greg was able to settle the situation quickly which ended up saving me a bunch of money! Greg is an awesome guy who just wants to do right by his clients. Would highly recommend giving him a call!
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Posted by Kathryn | August 26, 2019
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Amazing Job
Greg did an amazing job on my case, I got in trouble on June 16th because of an altercation with my sister. I had court on the 26th of June and was so worried I wouldn't have a lawyer. Greg came highly recommended to me by my best friend, I called him on the 24th and he was able to take my case and accompany me to court. We were able to take a deal where I had to take four anger management classes and then have it expunged off my record. It's now August 26th and it's completely off my record. This whole ordeal was very stressful for me but Greg reassured me that I was all going to be okay. I will definitely recommend him to any of my friends or family if they ever need a good attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2019
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Desperately in need of a great lawyer
Greg was always helpful and kind, even in the most stressful situations. His actions and efforts were were always prompt and as speedy as they could be. I have much to thank him for and would hire him again without hesitation. I will make referrals to him whenever possible.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2019
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Highly Recommend
I hired Greg Hoffman to defend me when my husband suddenly filed for divorce without warning. I was very worried about our daughter and what would happen with her custody. The case involved two states and extended across international borders. I was very scared and intimidated to say the least. Right from the start, Greg put all of my fears to rest. He reassured me that his job was to fight for me and to protect me and my daughter from false accusations and bullying behavior from my husband. Throughout the process, Greg took detailed notes and listened between the lines. He immediately crafted a strong defense strategy. Anytime, I had a question, he always made himself available to reassure me and keep me well informed about what was happening. He even provided occasional pep talks to keep my morale up during such an emotionally difficult time for me. In and out of the courtroom, I was proud to have Greg on my side. He was always respectful and he represented himself with intelligence, class and dignity. He believed in me and worked hard for a successful outcome. When he was finally presented with the information Greg had pieced together, my husband immediately dropped the case against me. He knew he didn’t have a chance. The case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Today I am using Greg as my attorney because I have filed for divorce against my husband. Now the case will be heard in my home state where my daughter and I have better rights and protections under the law. It was because of Greg Hoffman that I am in the more favorable position that I am today. Words cannot adequately express how thankful I am to Greg for all that he has done for me and my daughter.
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Posted by MASSIMO | February 13, 2019
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MOST ACCOMMODATING
THE LEVEL OF CARE THAT WENT INTO MY CASE WAS HONESTLY SURPRISING, I DID NOT EXPECT IT. THE PROFESSIONALISM AND PREPARATION WAS SIMPLY IMPRESSIVE. ALTHOUGH I HAVE NEVER GONE THREW ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN MY LIFE AND NO ONE SHOULD. I HAVE TO SAY I THINK GREG AND HIS TEAM MADE IT AS PAINLESS AS POSSIBLE. THEY WERE SUPPORTIVE AND ALWAYS HAD MY DAUGHTER'S BEST INTEREST IN MIND WHICH WAS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME AND THEY RECOGNIZED THAT RIGHT AWAY. THE PROCESS WAS SURPRISINGLY FAST. I BELIEVE IT WAS BECAUSE OF GREG'S PASSION TO RESOLVE IT QUICKLY. I WILL BE FOREVER THANKFUL FOR THE SERVICE HE PROVIDED. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS INVOLVED BECAUSE IT TAKES VILLAGE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THE WORK THAT YOU DO. WITH MUCH APPRECIATION, MASSIMO
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Posted by Jacky | February 7, 2019
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Greg is the best
Greg was amazing at getting my case handled quickly and efficiently, despite scheduling conflicts and games being played by the other side. He was beyond professional and his office staff were supportive and lovely to work with as well. Greg delivered the result I desired and informed me of options I was not even aware of. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Andrew | January 30, 2019
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Great representation. Very knowledgeable
I recently moved to Providence and I was unsure about attorneys in the area. After consulting with Greg I felt very comfortable and decided to hire him to represent me with a prenuptial agreement. Before meeting with Greg I had no idea what to expect. He was great at setting my expectations and providing me with all of the information I needed to make an informed decision. I felt assured that I was in great hands the whole time and everything was seamless. I had a great experience with Greg and undoubtedly would recommend anyone to him.
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Posted by Tara | January 28, 2019
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Phenomenal Attorney !
Attorney, Hoffman was introduced to me by my probate attorney who is representing the estate of my late sister and me. During this process, as the exe of sister's estate, I have faced severe challenges. I would have never for seen happing to me ever in my life. Things had gotten to appoint I feared for the safety of myself and most importantly my children. I tried handling the situation on my own without any success. When I met Greg for the first time things were already "honestly" out of control, he listened while my probate attorney, and I explained what was going on. Sadly I was seeking a restraining order that I was unable to obtain on my own. I will say once he had a clear understanding of all the fact's we were before a judge in no time. I was genuinely speechless while he explained what would take place next, and while being granted a temporary order of protection. I will say this "Greg" does not back down even while facing obstacles trying to have this individual served. Greg had us back in court to have a tack order put in place so that person. Would be served he took my case very seriously at all times. I could reach out to him at any time, and he responded with urgency. Greg did what I honestly didn't think was possible! We were able to get the maxim amount of time allowed by law for my order of protection. I will forever be grateful that he took my case in such short notice. He did what I would have never been able to do alone. I would refer Gregory N. Hoffman Esq. Any day!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
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Satisfied client
Greg is a capable, persuasive, and professional attorney. We found ourselves in need of attorney in the Providence area and reached out to Greg on short notice. Greg quickly got up to speed, explained the legal process, kept us informed and handled the case with a very positive resolution. His manner and demeanor was both considerate and effective. We would highly recommend Greg should you find yourself in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Dylan | April 25, 2018
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Excellent service and very professional
Mr. Hoffman managed to get my case dismissed and always answered the phone when I needed his advice. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that may require it.
Posted by Andrea | March 31, 2018
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Divorce fast and happy
Greg was great! When it comes to getting what you want, he gets the job done. Will recommend him to all my friends and family. He worked fast and I got everything I wanted.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Barton Gilman LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Justice Francis X. Flaherty
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2013
  • Juniata College
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies
  • 2010

Associations

  • Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Family Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017

Publications

  • Roger Williams University Law Review
  • 2011 Survey of Rhode Island Law: Case: Bankruptcy Law: In re Edwin H. Tatreault, 11 A.3d 635 (R.I. 2011)
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (6)
Endorse Gregory
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gregory is a great family law attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing his legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Attorney Hoffman in action in the criminal courts and can say that he is always prepared, and is always working hard to get the best result possible for his clients. I would trust Greg to represent me and would highly recommend him to others in need of an attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an Immigration Attorney in Providence, I often have clients that require family-based assistance. I do not hesitate to send them to Greg. He is highly responsible, courteous, and works tirelessly on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is an exceptional advocate. If you need an attorney for a divorce, custody dispute, or criminal matter, stop researching and give Greg a call. Not only does Greg have a strong ability argue the law and advocate on your behalf at court, he has an uncanny ability to negotiate whether it be with opposing counsel, a prosecutor, or a judge. Greg is responsive to calls and emails and treats all his clients as equals."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gregory Hoffman is an exceptional attorney who combines excellent work ethic with a high degree of determination and professionalism in ensuring the best possible representation of his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is a strong and effective advocate in the courtroom. At the same time, he is responsive and attentive to his client's needs, guiding them through what are often difficult circumstances. If you're in need of legal assistance to help navigate the intricacies of the family law process, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better lawyer than Greg."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is the rare attorney who combines high intellect and real subject matter expertise in divorce and custody disputes with a genuine concern for the well being of his clients and off-the charts personal integrity. This is one of the great young lawyers in this field, and I am lucky to to call Greg a teammate."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Greg Hoffman for all of your family and/or criminal law needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hoffman has all of the characteristics of a great lawyer: intelligence, diligence, integrity and compassion. He is well-respected by judges and attorneys alike in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. He has my highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is an excellent attorney and overall person. I highly recommend his for your needs."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is a professional in every facet of his work. Diligent in his work product and patient with clients and opposition."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to his clients above all else. I have observed him firsthand tirelessly searching for, finding, and tailoring solutions to meet his clients' individual needs. Greg is an accomplished litigator with a strong understanding of the unique demands of judges in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is a pleasure to work with Greg and learn from him."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"In the best endorsement I can provide as a fellow attorney, I have consistently referred close friends and family to Greg without hesitation. He's knowledgeable, savvy, and effective for his clients. Just as important, he's patient, responsive, and personable. After meeting Greg, you will agree and immediately feel confident that you will be heard, understood, and well represented."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is a great lawyer - smart, hard-working, and practical. I recommend him enthusiastically and without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg is an energetic, detail oriented attorney who cares deeply about his clients' interests."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of serving with Attorney Hoffman as a Rhode Island Superior Court Law Clerk. Since that time, Attorney Hoffman has developed a reputation as a highly skilled advocate in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law. Attorney Hoffman's legal acumen and interpersonal skills serve his clients well and I would highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg Hoffman is a smart, hard working attorney who is very sensitive to his clients' needs and getting them a good result. I endorse him without reservation. He spends a great deal of time in Family Court and definitely knows his way around."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg has impressed me continuously with his legal knowledge and aggressive yet professional courtroom presence. He has consistently been my go-to contact with any Family law legal questions that may come up in my practice. I highly endorse Greg for all Family Court matters."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is my go-to resource related to family law matters in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has always been willing to set aside any amount of time necessary to address family law matters that have arisen in my own cases. As such, and due to his great personality during the process, he is always my first referral when clients or other individuals request the services of a family lawyer."
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Providence Family Lawyer Gregory N. Hoffman
Gregory N. Hoffman
Family Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 9 years