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Howard Benjamin Hoffman

Employment and labor Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.8   20 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    95%
    Employment law, with a particular emphasis on unpaid wages, overtime, bonuses, and commissions.

  2. Immigration
    5%
    Employment based immigration, with an emphasis in healthcare immigration.

Attorney Howard B. Hoffman is experienced in employment and employment immigration matters.  On numerous occasions, he has served as a featured speaker at numerous legal seminars.  He is an accomplished legal author, and an honors law graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.  Prior to opening his own legal practice in 2002, Mr. Hoffman worked for a prominent employment law boutique catering exclusively to management clientele. 

Client's Choice 2012
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Licensed for 22 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2015
Updated 10/01/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 07/12/2022

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Howard Benjamin Hoffman
Ste 204
600 Jefferson Plaza
Rockville, MD, 20852

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Howard received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by Troy | June 12, 2012
"ARMY OF ONE"
Mr.Hoffman is definitely the best of the best. He is the "Seal Team Six" in his field. He is respected and feared among his colleagues due to his vast knowledge and experience. He helped me through every challenge of my case to a supreme victory. Last month a federal jury awarded me 1.1 mil -- thank you, Mr. Hoffman.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2012
Unpaid Wages
I can't say enough about Howard, if you don't talk to him before hiring an attorney you're probably cheating yourself. This is the third time I've had to hire an attorney for money due me by a former employer or business partner (Par for the course in my industry ) and his council and representation was by far the best. Howard's intuition, tenacity and tactics were extraordinary.
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Posted by Heather | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent firm!
From the first phone call to the settlement email, this firm and every single person I have came in contact with has been excellent. Opposing counsel and defendants were notorious for dragging things out or simply just not responding. Mr. Hoffman put a stop to that quickly and always stayed on top of things. He is very knowledgeable, well versed, and professional. Highly recommend him!
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Posted by Abby | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Howard Hoffman is by far the best attorney I’ve ever dealt with. Him and his team went above and beyond for my case and spent countless hours getting me the best and most lucrative outcome. I would highly recommend anyone to hire him.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ADVICE ON MY Reciprocal Agreement - Visa Sponsorship Services
Great Lawyer, I called him to ask for a legal advice regards to my Employment agreement I had back in 2014, H1B submission. He asked for one-hour consultation fee and I emailed my agreement him to review it. He responded back and ask for my non compete agreement and sent it. I met him in the same day and spent only like 25 mins and he answered all my question. He said nothing to worry, my employer is drafted my agreement just to scare me. HE DID NOT CHARGE ME SAYING, I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO FOR YOU IN THIS. MY AGREEMENT DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. He asked me to come back and see him if my employer makes any argument base on the agreement. PLEASANT PERSONALITY, HONEST, PROFESSIONAL, HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR LABOR AND IMMIGRATION ADVICE
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Posted by Josh | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism
Howard is an exceptional lawyer. He is extremely professional and intelligent and handles his clients with the best care. He will always communicate and listen to you. I would put my complete faith in Howard for any future case.
Posted by Jennifer | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Pleased with this Mans tenacious and professional work ethic!
Howard Hoffman is hands down, an exceptional Employment Law attorney and not only met, but exceeded my expectations . He proved to be very knowledgeable in all aspects of my case and explained himself every step of the way. It allowed me to gain a full understanding of exactly what myself and my former co-workers were unlawfully denied from all of our hard work we dedicated to our former employer. Most importantly, what was rightfully owed to us and that we shouldn't settle for anything less! Howard Hoffman is definitely the man you want in your corner when it comes to Employment Law. He sticks to the facts and doesn't back down from the dishonest employers that are putting YOUR hard earned money in THEIR POCKETS!
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Posted by Dorothy | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased client
I highly recommend Mr.Hoffman. He did a fantastic job! I've never had a better experience with an Attorney. He answered all my questions without hesitation and is very professional even made me laugh a time or two!
Posted by Jeremy | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer, extremely skilled
Howard worked extremely hard on a wages owed case I was a victim of. He put in an extensive amount of work to ensure I and my co workers would be fairly compensated for our lost wages, and won our case. His knowledge of the law was incredible, and the ongoing two years of work he put in shows his devotion to his clients.
Posted by Patrick | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience, $$ won
As far my experiences with a variety of lawyers, Mr. Hoffman was excellent. He guided me through the confusion, had quick response times during email correspondence, and got me the compensation I deserved. He also did all this during the recent holidays, so as a client, your victory is his priority. I will absolutely be using his services again
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Posted by Melody | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You Must Hire This Attorney !...
Howard Hoffman was excellent in guiding & defending me regarding a case where I felt unjustly sued. He was fair & honest in informing me of all of my options, therefore keeping my costs affordable. Mr.Hoffman was open to hearing my ideas. I am extremely lucky to have stumbled across his law firm. I am happy with the outcome of my case & with how I was represented by Mr. Hoffman. He has extensive knowledge of the laws. Should you find yourself in need of an attorney, I highly recommend Howard Hoffman.
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Posted by Simon | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fmla and overtime case .
Mr. Hoffman is a outstanding attorney that gets results. He kept me informed throughout my legal battle. He eased the stress filled process with his outstanding knowledge of labor laws . I highly recommend Mr Hoffman if you're seeking results in any wrongful termination or Fmla case . Thank you Mr. Hoffman I couldn't of asked for a better attorney or better results .
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Small Firm with Knowledgeable, Experienced, and Personal Dedicated
I am in the restaurant Business and was charge for a wage and hours lawsuit by a server. This server made an average of $30 hour in tips plus $3.63hour in wages. After consulting larger legal firms I felt lost and I felt they did not properly handle the issues promptly. Talking to a friend in the business I was referred to Howard Hoffman. Howard explain to me the law and why the server could sue me for not making minimum wage “I was floored” . Howard helped me endure the constant demands of litigation from the plaintiffs attorney and at the same time educated me to all the pit falls in the restaurant business and helped me create a company hand book, supplied me with posters and employment applications to protect my business from future lawsuits. Howard settled my case with the least amount of damages. I now consult with Howard with all policies, procedures and questions on how to handle employment situations. I highly recommend Howard Hoffman
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Posted by amy | March 26, 2014
number one in employ/labor cases
The Attorney Hoffman did an excellant job on our employees case quickly and sincerely and saving a lot of our money and still, he was so strong and sharp and expert to fight with the other attorney. In our opinion, we feel he is number one in employer and employee cases in this area and still his price is very reasonable, no, too cheap for what he does and he had done. we appreciate him very much and we want to recommend him to anybody who looking for employer and employee cases, especially wage cases....
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2013
Employment Law - the right attorney can quickly resolve a tough workplace situation
Mr. Hoffman gave me valuable advice during a very stressful time at work. He helped me favorably resolve the problem by finding a legal remedy that compelled my employer to do the right thing. I feel that justice has been served and I am now able to move forward and pursue a successful career and put this incident behind me. I would highly recommend Mr. Hoffman for employment related matters, he knows the law and how it can be applied to unpleasant workplace situations.
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Posted by CG | July 17, 2012
EVALUATION
Mr. Hoffman was formative, hardworking, dedicated and experience attorney who showed worthy concerns for his clients. And if there was any questions I had he was more than willing to answer them clearly and distinctively. He is an all hands on attorney that make sure his clients are well taken care of.
Posted by Matt | May 22, 2012
Integrity
Mr. Hoffman assisted me in a wrongful termination case involving local government. There were some very special circumstances involved in my case which required a lot of investigation. Mr. Hoffman was very knowledgeable in the employment law field and really dug in to my case. Mr. Hoffman’s investigation showed that I was truly victimized, at which time the gloves came off. It was obvious that he truly felt badly about my situation, on a personal level, and really fought for me. I still get emotional when I think about what was taken from me and how special of a man Mr. Hoffman really is for getting me back a very important part of my life. He went after the “big boys” in local government, which isn't always very easy to do, and won. I cannot say enough good things about Howard Hoffman, not only as an attorney, but as a human being. I am back to doing what I really love, thanks to him! Mr. Hoffman has also assisted my company with a few employee related and financial issues. And of course, did a fantastic job. Again, digging right in and getting done what had to be done. I will also say that Mr. Hoffman sets his standards high and is a man of integrity. And that alone, unfortunately, is not an easy attribute to find in a lot of people out there anymore.
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Posted by Morris | February 15, 2012
One Good Lawyer
Mr. Hoffman has Litigate my case for over two years now,and I've learned so much from him in reference to the law that,I feel like an Intern.Mr.Hoffman is more than just a Lawyer to me, now he is a Friend and mind you, one who looks out for the "Victim".Now that my case is winding down,lets say it's been very Interesting. I've already recommended Mr. Hoffman to others and I'll continue to do so.
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Posted by Sam | February 1, 2012
Federal lawsuit
I am very impressed with Mr. Hoffman's commitment and tenacity to my case. He kept me informed every step of the way and apprised me of options and potentials. Mr Hoffman's diverse legal background provided an excellent foundation to launch this Federal and State of MD lawsuit and follow through to it's positive conclusion. I will not hesitate to utilize him in the future and certainly recommend him to be you legal representative.
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Posted by Repurself15 | August 28, 2014
wrongful termination case
I hired Mr. Hoffman for a wrongful termination case. I was in a bind financially and made arrangements with Mr. Hoffman on payments. He agreed and accepted but he gave little effort as a result. He was simply unprepared, non-aggressive and quite frankly unprofessional. You would be better served to repurself if you're having financial trouble after jobloss Which most people do then to hire this guy.
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Response from Howard Hoffman September 2, 2014
I handle a very rare few "wrongful termination" cases and I have a small and exclusive practice. I am aware of no dissatisfied client and aware of no cases where I took payments from a victim of discrimination or retaliation. However, I do anger and upset my opponents who might be tempted to write this sort of nonsense. Why don't you identify yourself? I dare you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Esquire
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • City of Baltimore, Baltimore Police Dep't
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Serotte Rockman & Wescott
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Shawe & Rosenthal, LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Durham v. Jones
  • Judgment of $1,112,200.00
  • Rose v. New Day Financial, et al.
  • Dismissed
  • Williams et al. v. ezStorage Corp.
  • Motion for Conditional Certification Granted
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers Maryland (employment law)
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • The Joseph Bernstein Prize
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 1999
  • Honors JD
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 1999
  • Shawe & Rosenthal Employment Law Prize
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1997
  • Dean's List
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Maryland State Bar Associaton Bulletin
  • Giving Employees One More Reason to Complain: The New FLSA White-Collar Regulations
  • 2005
  • The Maryland Daily Record
  • Ingrate Employee v. Cheapskate Employer: Let The Bonus Wars Begin
  • 2002
  • The Maryland Daily Record
  • Dances with Wolves: Ragsdale v. Wolverine Worldwide and The Life and Death Of A DOL Regulation
  • 2002
  • Maryland State Bar Associaton Bulletin
  • Four Common Myths in Drafting Employee Handbooks
  • 2002
  • The Maryland Daily Record
  • USERRA Requires All Employers To Provide Military Leave
  • 2001
  • 54 The Business Lawyer 1629
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Filers and Pre-Petition Consumer Credit Counseling: Is Congress Trying to Place the Fox in Charge of the Hen House?
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Payroll Fundamentals
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • 2008
  • Immigration and Employment Law Update: Hiring and Retaining Foreign and Domestic Workers
  • Employment Immigration
  • 2007
  • Employee Handbooks in Maryland: Everything You Need to Know To Keep You Out of Trouble
  • Employee Handbooks
  • 2005
  • Ring Around the White Collar: Understanding the FLSA (New and Old)
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • 2004
  • Drafting Bonus and Commission Pay Plans
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • 2002
  • Human Resources Law
  • Employment Law
  • 2001
  • Drafting the Employee Handbook
  • Employee Handbooks
  • 2001
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • 2000
  • Drafting the Employee Handbook
  • Employee Handbooks
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Howard. He is a top-notch immigration lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a highly knowledgable employment lawyer who vigoously represent his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholly endorse Howard Hoffman, Esq. as an employment/labor law attorney. He represents his clients aggressively and competently. His high standards and dedication to his employment law practice have been key factors to his success as an attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a tireless and determined advocate for his clients. He has a vast knowledge of the law and also keeps up with trends and changes in the law. He is not afraid to ask the tough questions, whether it is the first time he is evaluating a potential client’s case, or at trial. I am most impressed with Howard’s methodical manner in planning his cases. He is able to convey his clients’ stories to the judge or jury with precise attention to detail. I highly recommend Howard to anyone who is having issues with an employer or employee."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hoffman is one of the best employment litigators in Maryland. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws, and has acheived outstanding results on behalf of both employers and employees."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hoffman is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I have ever met on wage and hour disputes. He is fearless, hardworking and smart. We have been on opposite sides and also have worked together on the same side over the years. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Howard is knowledgable in the area of Labor and Employment law, and a very persistent advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hoffman and I have been both co-counsel and opposing counsel over the years. I can attest to his professionalism, high moral character, and superior legal skills (both in and outside of the courtroom). He is an aggressive and attentive advocate for his clients. I refer cases to Mr. Hoffman with absolute confidence. I unequivocally endorse Mr. Hoffman."
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Rockville Employment and labor Lawyer Howard Benjamin Hoffman
Howard Benjamin Hoffman
Employment and labor Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 22 years