Posted by Rich
I was a client of Peter Hoffman and utilized his services on a special education issue. I cannot recommend this attorney. He failed to adequately read contracts. For example, he overlooked a key clause. This clause released the district from all previous and future responsibilities as they related to the very issue we hired Mr. Hoffman. There were also problems with his billing. He promised us monthly bills. All we asked is that we be kept apprise of the hours being billed to us. There was only so much we could afford. We made Peter Hoffman aware of our concerns. He never billed us. He just had a bill collector call and demand more money to replenish our security deposit. Only then did we receive a bill. After that we took copious records and made recordings of our conversations. That was when we discovered his bill were not consistent with his actual work. In one instance he charged us for ½ hour or $250.00. We checked the recording and the call was under 1.5 minutes. That was when we released him. He conjured up reasons for keeping the majority of our security deposit. The worst part was that Mr. Hoffman attempted to bully us. He insisted that the only choice we had was to send our son away to an out of state school. Thank god that did not happen. After loosing $20,000; we feel so abused by Mr. Hoffman.