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Languages spoken: German, Polish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. Tax: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. State & Local Law: 10%

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  • Amy Theresa Robidas

    I endorse Attorney Hoffman. Kelly is diligent, knowledgeable and thoroughly experienced in all aspects of litigation which enables her to achieve great results for her clients.


    Amy Robidas Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam Zimmerman

    I worked with Kelly during my time at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy and during that time I was thoroughly impressed with the depth and breadth of Kelly's knowledge and experience across many areas of law. Kelly also demonstrated a sincere commitment to her clients. I highly recommend Kelly Hoffman without reservation.


    Adam Zimmerman Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy

Two Canal Plaza
Portland, ME, 041112


NYCurrently registered 201004/19/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
BV Distinguished RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNorman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cumberland County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
University of Maine School of Law Alumni AssociationDirector2010 - Present
Maine Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thurston v. Nguyen, et. al.Judgment Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
18 Me. Lawyers Rev. 22 (Nov. 26, 2010)Tax Law: Unforeseeable Emergency Distributions and Voluntary Self-Correction Clarification for IRC § 409A Document Failures2010
News Journal of the Maine Dental AssociationTeeth Whitening: The Unauthorized Practice of Denistry2009
Ocean and Coastal Law JournalThe Maine Legislature's Bill: An Act to Stop the Alewives Restoration Program in the St. Croix River - Have the Canadians and the Biologists Gone Berserk?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Seton Hall UniversityN/AMA - MastersN/A
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ALFA International's Labor & Employment Practice Group WebinarTransgender Issues and The Law: Title VII, Title IX, and Equal Protection2016
Troubleshooting HR Legal NightmaresNightmare #1: Hiring and Recruitment Mistakes that Lead to Trouble2015
The Tides of Change in HealthcareEmployment Law Hot Spots2015
1st Annual Municipal HR ConferenceCommon Supervisor Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them2015
Raising the Bar: Radio ShowMen And Women: Are We Treated Equally?2014
Drafting Workshop: LLC Operating AgreementsEthical Considerations2014
Business Contracts A to ZContract Ethics2014
Advanced Trial TacticsEthical Considerations2014
Explore the Advantageous Uses and Benefits of LLCsEthical Issues During LLC Formation2013
How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in ComplainceFormation and Accounting of Tax-Exempt Organizations2012
LLC vs. INC: Which Entity is Best for Small Business Clients?Ethical Issues in Entity Formation2011
How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in ComplainceIntroduction to Tax-Exempt Organizations and Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status2011
LLC or Inc.? Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized BusinessCorporate Formation & Taxation Concerns2010
Limited Liability CompaniesCorporate Formation & Ethical Issues2010
Practical Pointers and Aspects of Applying for 501(c) StatusTax-Exempt Organizations2009
IRS Tax Complaince for Tax Exempt OrganizationsTax-Exempt Organizations2009