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Attorney Paul T. Hofmann, partner with the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer, has over 30 years of experience advocating for victims whose lives are forever changed after a serious injury. He has resolved hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death suits, through settlements and scores of jury verdicts. He has obtained over a hundred million dollars in recoveries for his clients which places him in an elite group of multi-million dollar advocates.

Paul specializes in personal injury matters, with special emphasis on maritime (Jones Act and Longshore Harbor Workers), railroad (FELA) and construction worker tort claims.

Perseverance and determination are the firm's guiding principles. As managing partner, Paul insists that the assigned attorney personally visit the client's accident site to develop an understanding of why the event happened. 

Paul's passion for representing working men and women is not only recognized by his clients but also by his peers who voted and selected him for inclusion as a New York Super Lawyer since 2006 to the present.


Practice areas


  1. Transportation: 25%
  2. Construction: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Maritime: 25%

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Contact info

Hofmann & Schweitzer

360 W 31st St
Suite 1506
New York, NY, 10001-2727

Hofmann & Schweitzer

1130 Route 202
Suite A7
Raritan, NJ, 08869



NYCurrently registered 198203/07/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2015
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2014
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2013
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2011
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2007
RecognizedNew York Super Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHofmann & Schweitzer2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesSecretary, Maritime Torts1995 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy AssociationMemberN/A
Traumatic Brain Injury AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMember, AdmiraltyN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
New Jersey Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
AAJ Admiralty Executive CommitteeActive MemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaChairman1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
AAJ Convention"The ISM Code's Applicability to, and Benefits for, Injured Maritime Claimants"2008
Tulane Maritime Law JournalAn Analytical Framework for Maritime Preemption Cases Involving Wrongful Death Damages - The Legacy of Miles, Yamaha, Amtrak and Others1999
UnknownClaims Arising on Government VesselsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Rutgers UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lecture"Is the Jones Act Dead for the Foreign Seaman? Some Current Topics in Application of the Jones Act and General Maritime Law to a Foreign Seafarer's Personal Injury Claim"2010
Lecture"The ISM Code's Applicability to, and Benefits for, Injured Maritime Claimants"2008
Lecture"From Sea To Sky", A general overview of maritime personal injury claims2004
Lecture"Claims Arising on Government Vessels"2002