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Joel I Hoffman

Business Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   40 reviews

Licensed for 55 years

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About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    business formations, L.LC, S corps, C corps, partnerships, joint ventures, buy sell agreements, business dissolution and acquisitions. Our firm assists clients in all aspects of their business legal needs, contracts collection and business planning. We take a deal maker approach and always keep our clients best interest in the forefront of our representation.

    50 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    20%
    We will assist you and your family regarding the evaluation of your injury claim, your insurance rights, the repair of your automobile and when necessary the pit falls that you may encounter during the litigation process. We have the knowledge and experience to help you answer these and many other questions that often arise when a person is injured due to no fault of their own. If you have been in an accident of any kind, please call the Hoffman Law Group to learn about your rights.

    50 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Construction and development
    20%
    The Construction industry consists of developers, Owners, general contractors, sub contractors, architects and engineers. Each have their own set of problems, concerns and responsibilities. The Hoffman Law Group stands ready to assist everyone in this industry in the preparation and review of contracts and agreements, mechanic's lien issues, mediation, arbitration and litigation of all issues surrounding the construction of a building or home.

    50 years, 500 cases

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Hoffman Law Group can assist you in preparing all of your contracts and agreements. We regularly prepare Shareholder buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements non-competition agreements leases, promissory notes, purchase agreements, security agreements, financing statements, Construction Agreements and many others. If you have a contract/agreement need please call the Hoffman Law Group 301-838-9100 for assistance.

    50 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Litigation of all business and personal injury claims is a specialty that requires the expertise of an experienced attorney. Knowledge of the rules of court, the rules of evidence and the skills of oration, negotiation, mediation and arbitration to be an effective litigator. The Hoffman Law Group has been litigating cases for their clients since 1970 and they continue to successfully resolve their clients claims.

    50 years, 450 cases

  6. Probate
    10%

    50 years, 300 cases

  7. Personal injury
    5%
    When you are involved in an accident of any kind and you are injured, your life can be turned upside down very quickly. Our firm concentrates on making your life return to normal as quickly as possible. we will assist you in getting the best recovery for your injuries and we will keep you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way.

    50 years, 1,000 cases

THE GOAL OF OUR LAW FIRM IS TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO RESOLVE OUR CLIENTS PROBLEMS.

Joel Hoffman is an attorney with more than 46 years of experience representing clients in both the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He is an experienced trial attorney concentrating in business litigation, construction and serious personal injury matters.  Over the course of his career up to and including the present, he has assisted clients in matters of wills, trust and estates, probate, contractual issues and disputes, business formations, business dissolutions and succession planning.  Mr. Hoffman has participated in many trials, mediations and arbitration proceedings.

 

He is compassionate and caring and always puts his clients best interests at the fore front of his representation.    He believes that trust and confidence in your attorney are paramount to a successful relationship.  

 

When not practicing law he enjoys travel and photography.  He teaches photography skills to developmentally challenged individuals and often says that he learns much more from his students than they learn from him. 

 

Please call Mr. Hoffman for a free 1/2 hour consultation about any matter you may have.  If Mr. Hoffman does not practice in your area of need, he will assist you in getting the best representation from one of his peers. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2020 2015 2014

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Licensed for 55 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1968
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1967
Updated 11/30/2015

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joel

Joel I Hoffman
966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 21-B
Rockville, MD, 20850-1714

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Joel received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Fortunately, I had never dealt with any legal matter and had never worked with an attorney before. But when I faced this dispute related to a business contract and agreement, I was lucky to find and work with Mr. Joel Hoffman who is a very experienced attorney. This was a complex case related to a commercial transaction. Mr. Hoffman not only put a great strategy to defend the case he also helped educate and guide us through the entire legal process. He was always available to address all questions and concerns. If you are in need for a great attorney to handle your legal issues, I would highly recommend Mr. Joel Hoffman.
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Posted by Travis | August 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Talked about LLC formation
I spoke with Mr. Hoffman in regards to forming an LLC and what it would cost and the legalities of such business. He then proceeded to ask questions such as income and projected future business and was further able to help me with other options that suit my needs just as satisfactory as forming an LLC while keeping it all legal. I am very happy with our 10 minute conversation and his willingness to take time out of his day to help me. I will be calling him again if I have any questions and feel very confident that he has my back in my business venture.
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Posted by Eric | January 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The most pleasant consultation
I consulted Mr. Hoffman to review and get some recommendations for a case I had with an Insurance agency. He is attentive, professional, and thorough with reviewing my case. He answered all my questions clearly and also gave me some directions and options on how to proceed. I would highly recommend Mr. Hoffman to handle any of your business questions and you would get a sound opinion from one of the best.
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Posted by Vicki | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and tries to save you $$
Joel has been our business lawyer for a number of years now and has always had our best interests in mind. He is patient, explains things thoroughly and able to handle matters quickly if needed.
Posted by Cheryl | March 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Starting a new business can be confusing and a little scary, so it’s important to seek professional advice early on. I contacted Mr. Hoffman for clarification on setting up an LLC and possible future LLCs. Mr. Hoffman used examples to explain the business options and the pros and cons of each business structure discussed. As a result, I am less stressed and have a much better understanding of the kind of business structure I need. If you have any questions regarding a business, I highly recommend that you contact Mr. Hoffman.
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Posted by Josh | December 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Professional
Mr Hoffman is a true professional through and through. After contacting him about my issues that was in over my head about, he instructed me first to take a deep breath and assured me that my issue was very fixable. This meant a lot to me, as I was stressed about the situation and immediately put at ease knowing that I can fix things. Thank you so so much for your guidance and recommendations. I will surely be in touch again soon!
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Posted by VkR | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I highly recommend Mr.Hoffman. He is honest and provides you a clear answer and explanation on your questions.
Posted by cheryl | September 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
a person in need of legal advice
Mr. Hoffman, has assisted me in giving me good advice and legal information faster than anyone in my legal search, not to mentioned his human kindness towards people. It is very hard to find counsel or to get legal information when you are on a fixed income, Mr. Hoffman was honest and true. Thank you
Posted by Alok | August 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr Hoffman is a thorough professional. He listens to his clients and makes it simple and easy for people to understand things. Its been a pleasure consulting with him on business formation matters.
Posted by Laura | May 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Letter
I need a letter at the last minute and he got it done for me just at the right time
Posted by B | October 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice and guided
We were in a dispute with an underperforming (in our view) home improvement contract. Joel outlined our options and gave us the advice we needed to hear as well as the risks on all sides of the conflict.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Couldn't ask for a better consultation!!!
Joel Hoffman not only assisted me on my situation in helping me combat my leasing agreement, He also took time to thoroughly educate me about the contract itself. He was very objective in letting me know my options for moving forward with my situation. He was overall a very positive contribution assisting me with all the questions I needed to be answered. I would recommend his services to anyone going through legal issues since he is eager and willing to help at on a drop of a dime.
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Posted by Himanshu and Alka | March 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Joel Hoffman is an Exceptional Business Law Attorney
Mr. Joel Hoffman is an exceptional business law attorney who took the time to fully understand the details surrounding my case before proceeding with an appropriate response. In my case I was dealing with an unresponsive broker who was delaying my lease renewal in order to acquire more favorable terms. If further delays were made, my Wife and I would have had a difficult time renewing our alcohol license in Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Hoffman crafted a thorough, well-written email to the broker addressing the matter and, more importantly, the time-sensitive nature of the issue. From being initially unresponsive, the broker responded within 48 hours. Joel also assisted us in acquiring the most favorable terms possible in the new lease agreement. I recommend Mr. Hoffman without any hesitation. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire process, and I am extremely happy that we decided to consult with him.
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Posted by Natalia | March 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Joel is an amazing lawyer and person. He took the time to talk to us, even though the 1 hour of free-consultation had already passed by. He gave us directions and advice on how to open our LLC, and way beyond what he needed to. If you are looking for a good lawyer, this is the guy. The price was just right, and he is also flexible with payments. We feel safe having him as our lawyer, he is responsible, fast, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We are more than grateful for having him taking care of our business.
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Posted by Ira | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Joel Hoffman listened and understood our problem. He explained how he was going to solve it, in an explanation that we understood. Along the the way he kept us updated as to his progress. At the conclusion we are very satisfied with his work and the final result.
Posted by Dalton | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer.
Great lawyer. He got us a great deal. More than us expect. He’s very responsável, always keep me informed about the process.
Posted by Esperance | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Lawyer
I had a 10:00 AM appointment with Lawyer Hoffman and I was seen on time. I have a small case but complicate but MR. Hoffman made me believe and revive hope in me. He took his time to listen , was compassionate, and honest. he explained me different steps to take to solve my case and he shared with me his own experience. Mr. Hoffman gave me the confidant and I felt release when he decided to help me and accepted my case.
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Posted by John | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great personal injury attorney.
I highly recommend The Law Offices of Joel Hoffman. I contacted several attorneys who told me my case was too difficult to handle. However, Mr. Hoffman was happy to take my case. He was honest and thorough. His brother is part of the firm also. Very nice and professional. I felt like I was talking to a family member instead of an attorney. He did admit my case was difficult to win, but not outside the realm of possibility. We both knew litigation could be an option. However, we were able to settle for a fair offer.
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Posted by Esther | June 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Joel Hoffman is a go-to lawyer with excellent advice
Joel Hoffman may be known to the MD and DC community, but as an out-of-towner, I depended on a colleague's referral to find the help I needed to prepare my case, an end-of-life issue for a elderly relative.
Posted by KARIM | September 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Business Case
Mr. Hoffman responded within 5 minutes of placing the request to talk to an attorney . He was knowledgeable ,informative , and in my case although he could not take on the case himself ,he made some phone calls , and found me an attorney that could take my case . ,
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing member
  • Hoffman Law Group, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing member
  • Hoffman & Rubin, LLC
  • 2003 - 2009
  • mananging partner
  • Hoffman & Lyons, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2003
  • president and managing partner
  • Hoffman, Apfel & Lyons, P.C.
  • 1987 - 1995
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1967
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1964

Legal Cases

  • McCormick v. Olufunmilade
  • Verdict for Platintiff
  • Rubin v. Jacobs
  • Verdict for the Plaintiff 180,000.00

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1968 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Volunteer Service Award
  • State of Maryland
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Planning for tomorrow
  • Wills trusts and Estates
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Joel
Litigation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joel and I litigated a complex business dispute in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. He was a consummate professional and a capable opponent. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking litigation counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is thorough, highly competent, and is a principled litigator who engenders trust with his client, opposing counsel and the Court."
Business Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had previously answered an Avvo question and read the follow up answer of Mr. Hoffman. He perceived the question where I did not. Further, his answer was accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joel Hoffman. Joel is highly skilled and an asset to the legal community."
Business Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is a very fine business transactions lawyer. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Rockville Business Lawyer Joel I Hoffman
Joel I Hoffman
Business Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 55 years
Free Consultation