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David Alan Hoffmann

Criminal defense Attorney at Geneseo, NY

5.0   4 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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David A. Hoffmann graduated from Canisius College before attending the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.  While at UB Law, Dave was a member of the Trial Team which won the National Ethics Trial Competition at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California.  In addition to his private practice as an attorney, Dave served as an Assistant District Attorney in  Niagara County for five years.  His ability to understand the prosecutor's perspective is a huge asset in plea negotiations and trials.  Dave is committed to protecting the rights of all of his clients, making sure they understand the process, and helping them to achieve the most favorable result possible.  He has been a Partner at Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP since 2017.

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David Alan Hoffmann
10 University Drive
Geneseo, NY, 14454


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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2015
Both sides of the aisle
I most highly recommend Dave Hoffmann to anyone who wants to understand what they are going through and how their decision will impact the rest of their lives. Dave explained to me that he has worked as a prosecuting attorney before and understands what "both sides" are looking for in a resolution. Dave is personable, kind, and drew from his experiences as both a prosecution and defense attorney to explain all possible avenues of resolving my speeding ticket before I made a decision. Because of this, I was able to make a well-informed choice that resulted in what I feel was the most favorable resolution possible for my case.
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Posted by John | July 21, 2015
Highest Recommendation!
I would like to give my highest recommendation of David Hoffmann. I needed an attorney for a criminal case in Geneseo, NY and he handled my case in a very professional manner. He was reassuring, honest and sensitive to my needs. Mr Hoffmann's familiarity with the local system and his deep knowledge of the law provided me with the best result I could have expected. I would without any hesitation recommend him for anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by Julia | June 1, 2015
Excellent Representation!
I am more than pleased with the work David Hoffmann has done for me. He is punctual, reliable, and fair. I was impressed with this willingness to go the extra mile and ensure I was happy with his resolution. He is knowledgeable and was very helpful as I encountered our legal system.
Posted by Justin | October 2, 2014
Divorce Attorney Recommendation
Mr. Hoffmann recently assisted me in a divorce. His communication with both myself and the other attorney involved in the proceeding was timely and proactive. Where I planned on much more expensive attorney fee, I felt the fees charged in the situation were more than fair and the money that was saved has helped with the many important expenses that follow a divorce proceeding. Mr. Hoffmann is pleasant, intelligent and thorough. He provided options as advice, not just opinions. He addressed my concerns and made sure I was aware of how my decisions would affect my life in the future. I highly recommend Mr. Hoffmann for any divorce needs and his knowledge of the law would lead me to believe he would be the best choice for any legal matter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Special Assistant Public Defender
  • Steuben County Public Defender's Office
  • 2017 - 2018
  • First Assistant Conflict Defender
  • Steuben County Conflict Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Livingston County Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Sole Practitioner
  • David A. Hoffmann, Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Niagara County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Research Assistant
  • O'brien Boyd, PC
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Intern
  • Niagara County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • People v R.N.
  • Dismissed (Defense Motion)
  • People v Z.M.
  • Dismissed (Defense Motion)
  • People v D.M.
  • Case Dismissed (Defense Motion)
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ethical Lawyers of America
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Niagara County Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Champion
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law National Ethics Trial Competition
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Courtroom Spotlight
  • Burglary
  • 2015
  • Courtroom Spotlight
  • Wills and Estates
  • 2015
  • Niagara Falls Youth Court
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David brings his experience as a former prosecutor to every case. He knows the courts of Livingston and Steuben Counties well, and I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I have a question about a nuanced provision of the criminal procedure law, I turn to Dave Hoffmann. Notably, Dave has been an expert witness with respect to the criminal procedure law. Dave's firm grasp of criminal procedure, evidence law, and the intricacies of jury selection, make him an excellent criminal and civil litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David in an excellent lawyer and zealous advocate. He is extremely knowledgeable and creative when it comes to solving legal problems. Above all, he genuinely cares about his clients and works hard to protect their interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hoffmann is a talented trial lawyer whom I have known for almost ten years, and I endorse him without reservation."
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