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Joseph Hoffman

Criminal defense Attorney at Woodbury, NJ

4.6   17 reviews

also known as Joe Hoffman Jr., Joseph J. Hoffman Jr.

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Hoffman DiMuzio provides itself in being an advocate for those it represents while simultaneously counseling the clients with equal passion and commitment!

    45 years

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Personal injury
    Whether a very large case like the Tropicana Casino-Hotel collapse claim or a very small one, the attorneys at Hoffman DiMuzio work diligently in securing justice for all of its clients!

    45 years


Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr., is a founding partner of Hoffman DiMuzio, with more than 40 years of experience handling a large variety of legal matters in the areas of personal injury, criminal, and commercial law.


Mr. Hoffman has the distinction of being a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent attorney, representing the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Hoffman has also been named one of the 10 Best Personal Injury attorneys and 10 Best Criminal Attorneys in New Jersey, by the AIOPIA and AIOCLA, respectively.


Mr. Hoffman is a native of Gloucester County and has grown up and lived here his entire life. He currently resides in Franklinville with his wife, and is the proud father of 3 wonderful children and 5 grandchildren. After graduating from Delsea Regional High School in 1969, he attended Ursinus College and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and was inducted in that same year into Pi Gamma Mu, the National Political Science Honor Society. He then earned his Juris Doctorate, with Honors, from Rutgers University School of Law.


Mr. Hoffman has spent his entire career fighting for his friends and neighbors in South Jersey, and has had the privilege to be able to help thousands of South Jersey’s families deal with some of the toughest moments of their lives.

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Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr. is rated an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.


Hoffman DiMuzio - Woodbury Office
25-35 Hunter Street
P.O. Box 7
Woodbury, NJ, 08096-7007
Hoffman DiMuzio - Vineland Office
1739-1753 Delsea Drive
Franklinville, NJ, 08360
Hoffman DiMuzio - Turnersville Office
4270 Route 42
Turnersville, NJ, 08012
Hoffman DiMuzio - Mullica Hill Office
412 Swedesboro Road
Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062
Hoffman DiMuzio - Sewell Office
515 Woodbury-Glassboro Road
Sewell, NJ, 08080
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4.6 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Elaine | April 13, 2013
Joseph j. hoffman, jr., esq......the BEST on the EAST COAST
Mr. Hoffman is one of the best attorneys in New Jersey. I have had occasion to be his client three times and would recommend him unequivocally to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
insurance mayments
Joe and Melanie were GREAT!!! They put a letter out to the insurance company and quickly folled up with some phone calls and got my money!! They did the best they could to keep the cost down and gave me very good advise. I will never forget how they helped me and I will use their services again if i need to. They are the best and they really do care!!! Thank you Joe and Melanie. ron.d
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Posted by Allison Fisher | February 26, 2022
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Greatest Attorney
Mr. Michael Glaze fought vigorously for my case. I received the highest amount possible. I've been with this firm since 1995. They have always come through and won every case I've had. You're not just a case # you are a friend at this firm.
Posted by Venetia menajlo Moore | January 25, 2022
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Kathyrne Pope
Kathyrne did a great job helping me with my case ,she went above and beyond to help me . I was extremely happy with the out come she was very professional.
Posted by Kelly | August 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can relate to!
I went to see Joe and he was so compassionate, caring and kind. He told me I was the BOSS, which made me feel good for a change because I have not heard that in so long! He not only a great person but a great lawyer and had won many cases. He’s awesome!!!
Posted by Cindy | May 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is one of the most wonderful attorneys I have EVER encountered! Due to my lack of trust of them and previous experience with attorneys, I cannot say that about many. Joe Hoffman, however, should be your attorney. He is so personable and never loses sight of the fact that the client is the employer. He is the kind of man you want to hire. It is my experience that he has integrity, he is kind and was extremely understanding and sensitive of my plight and to my needs. He responded each time without needing to be reminded to do so. The best part about Mr. Hoffman is his attention to detail. He didn’t need to be coached about what was most important to me. The fact that you need an attorney means you are probably already stressed out. I strongly recommend Joseph Hoffman.
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Response from Joseph Hoffman May 24, 2018
Cindy, thank you for your kind words. Such are much appreciated. Please remember that we are always here for you, your family members and friends whenever there is a need for legal representation. Thanks again. Joe
Posted by Nicole | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The ONLY law firm to hire in South Jersey
Mr. Hoffman and the entire staff at Hoffman DiMuzio are the best legal team in the south jersey area. Each time I have needed legal advice, they have gone above and beyond. No matter how big (or small!) my issues, I always feel like my case is important to everyone involved and that they are working with my best interest at heart. Knowledgeable of the law and compassionate for people, I would recommend Hoffman DiMuzio to anyone and everyone that needs legal counsel.
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Posted by Barbara | April 20, 2017
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Caring Attorney
I came to Mr. Hoffman with a very minor legal problem. Even though my case was very small, he treated me with respect and showed true care for my welfare. He is totally professional, highly experienced, and I found him on the recommendation of at least 10 other people who had been represented by Mr. Hoffman. I'd recommend him to anyone seeking a compassionate, down to earth, highly successful attorney. In fact, I've already referred in about 5 of my family members!
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Posted by Sharkn | September 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hoffman represented my husband and I for a personal injury and work related claim. Hr did an excellent job of handling our case and recovery. I hsvd also hired his firm yo represent my son and that case was hsnfldd with expertise and a good outcome.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
A Compassionate, Knowledgeable Attorney
Mr. Hoffman has represented me on a myriad of issues, from wills/trusts, to employee rights, to real estate, to driving infractions. He is very kind, trusting, and willing to fight for the rights of his clients. Moreover, Mr. Hoffman has one of the best reputations within not just Gloucester County, but also across the entire southern NJ region. Most recently, he was an invaluable help in negotiating a fair and adequate settlement with a small business, after a separation. Lastly, his staff, including office administrator, are so kind and helpful. I always know I am in the BEST hands when I walk in there.
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Posted by Gregory D. Benjamin, Ph.D. | August 25, 2014
Excellent, Competent, and Caring NJ Lawyer
Mr. Hoffman has served as my lawyer for over a decade. I have used Mr. Hoffman for cases revolving around traffic offenses, wills, and home-related issues. He and his staff are extremely competent, knowledgeable of the intricacies of NJ law, and are very friendly. More importantly, Mr. Hoffman truly cares about his clients' well-being, going the extra mile to ask how you are making out; ask about your family, etc. He is extremely generous and kindhearted. This, coupled with an excellent acumen of the law makes him a top-notch attorney and advocate for all of his clients. As a client of his, I whole-heartedly recommend Mr. Hoffman for any of your legal needs. He and his law firm are more than capable to assist you in whatever your needs are. Sincerely, Gregory D. Benjamin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
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Posted by Anina | April 10, 2014
Best lawyer in New Jersey!!!
Joseph Hoffman is the best attorney in South Jersey!! He is very knowledgable and gets his job done. He is very professional and polite. He kept me informed weekly as to what was going on with my case. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for legal advice!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2014
Joe Hoffman is t he Best!!
Joe Hoffman is an exceptional attorney. From start to finish, I was informed of everything going on in my case. I was very happy with my outcome. He is the best attorney in Gloucester County. I will go back to Mr. Hoffman for any and all my legal needs.
Posted by Cathy | January 16, 2014
Joe Hoffman - Great Lawyer!
Mr. Hoffman represented me for a personal injury case. He was highly competent, caring and got an excellent result for me. I recommend Mr. Hoffman to anyone in the need of an attorney. He is very dedicated to his clients and works very hard for them. Great attorney!
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2014
Best of the Best
Mr. Hoffman has represented members of my family for many years, and most recently he proved himself once again to be a most dedicated, diligent and compassionate attorney. We were more than happy with the results he got for us, and we would highly recommend Mr. Hoffman to anyone who is seeking a forceful, knowledgeable and hard-working attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We hired Mr. Hoffman to represent us, and he said all the right things, but the result wasn't good for the amount of money we paid. I wish we would have gone to someone else.
Response from Joseph Hoffman January 4, 2018
Dear Anonymous, I felt compelled to reply to your recent posting concerning legal services that I rendered on your behalf. Unfortunately, because your identity is unknown to me, I cannot specifically address your complaints. Because I personally concentrate in two areas of the law, personal injury and criminal defense, I can only assume it was the latter since all of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. It is important to note that there are a number of occasions when individuals are charged with criminal or quasi- criminal offenses for which the attorney must give practical advice as to what is in the best interest of the client. Sometimes, there are legitimate defenses to be raised that would result in an acquittal of the underlying charges. There are other instances, however, in which it would be counterproductive to try a case when there is no reasonable prospect of an acquittal. When it comes to sentencing of individuals, the judge takes into account such factors as whether the individual acknowledges his or her wrongdoing, takes steps to become a productive member of society and commits to a law-abiding life. I would certainly be more than happy to meet with you to discuss this matter further. Please feel free to call me at 856-637-3000. Wishing you well, Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr.
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Posted by Autumn | October 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Save your money and don’t hire this guy
Had a consultation with Joseph Hoffman for a false accusation I was being charged with. He told me it will cost over $6,000 to retain him because of the nature of the charges. I even showed him proof I had that would clearly have the case dismissed. He talked about himself the entire time and didn’t want to hear me. He went on and on about how he grew up poor and took public transportation to and from law school. I had a bad feeling about him so I hired a public defender for $150 instead. The charges were dismissed the first court date.
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Response from Joseph Hoffman October 8, 2018
Response from Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr. Autumn: I just wanted to reply to your recent post. First and foremost, let me just say that I was extremely happy that the charges were dismissed. As I advised you when we met, the charges that you were facing called for a potential lengthy state prison term, and even if we were to reduce our fee down to $6,000.00, based on your financial situation, I thought you would be best served by retaining a public defender. I said that because, assuming the prosecutor and the judge were to believe you, then the charges would, in fact, be dismissed and there would be no reason for you to incur counsel fees that you were not in the position to afford. It is for this reason that I advised you that in this particular instance you would be best served to stay with the public defender. It was not because I didn’t care about you, but it is because I did. I wish you well. Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Hoffman DiMuzio
  • 1983 - Present


  • Rutgers University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor with honors
  • 1976
  • Ursinus College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - New Jersey
  • Board of Governors
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best in New Jersey For Client Satisfaction
  • 2016
  • Honor of Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Our office has been working with Mr. Hoffman for years now. He is a respected attorney and always up-front and honest with his peers. I highly recommend referring matters to him."
General practice Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe Hoffman combines all of the qualities one would expect in a lawyer. He is highly experienced, skilled, and practical."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked closely with Joe for many years as an associate attorney in personal injury matters, and he is sought out for his years of experience in many areas of law, such as municipal court, personal injury, and family matters. Due to his hard work and dedication to this clients, he has built a very successful full-service firm, which is one of the most highly regarded in South Jersey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for over thirty years and no one works harder for his clients than this man."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I spent eight years of my legal career working for Joe Hoffman at the firm Hoffman DiMuzio. Joe and his firm have an excellent reputation in the legal community. Joe aggressively fights for the rights of all of his clients and achieves excellent results in so doing."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Fifteen years ago, I worked for Joe Hoffman in the personal injury litigation department of his firm for three years, after which I left to establish my own law firm. Since that time, we have continued to work together on cases over the years and I never hesitate to refer a client to Joe for him to handle any case which I could not for a client – which is the ultimate compliment since if I recommend an attorney for a client it is my reputation on the line if that attorney does not handle the case properly. He, and his firm, has the legal experience to handle all personal injury cases and the resources to fund those cases. Most importantly, he does so while treating all of his clients with respect."
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Woodbury Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph Hoffman
Joseph Hoffman
Criminal defense Attorney
Woodbury, NJ
Licensed for 47 years
Virtual consultation available