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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. 


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 90%
  2. Immigration: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Scott Abramson

    I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a highly knowledgable employment lawyer who vigoously represent his clients.


    Andrew Abramson Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Maribel LaFontaine

    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.


    Maribel LaFontaine Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ste 304
600 Jefferson Plaza
Rockville, MD, 20852


VAAuthorized to practice law201503/31/2016
DCActive 200707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers Maryland (employment law)SuperLawyers2016
Honors JDUniversity of Maryland School of Law1999
The Joseph Bernstein PrizeUniversity of Maryland School of Law1999
Shawe & Rosenthal Employment Law PrizeUniversity of Maryland School of Law1998
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami School of Law1997
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyHoward B. Hoffman, Esquire2002 - Present
AttorneyCity of Baltimore, Baltimore Police Dep't2002 - 2003
AttorneySerotte Rockman & Wescott2001 - 2002
AttorneyShawe & Rosenthal, LLP1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Durham v. JonesJudgment of $1,112,200.00
Andrew v. Clark, 561 F.3d 261 (4th Cir. 2009)Reversal of Trial Court Dismissal
Rose v. New Day Financial, et al.Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar Associaton BulletinGiving Employees One More Reason to Complain: The New FLSA White-Collar Regulations2005
The Maryland Daily RecordIngrate Employee v. Cheapskate Employer: Let The Bonus Wars Begin2002
The Maryland Daily RecordDances with Wolves: Ragsdale v. Wolverine Worldwide and The Life and Death Of A DOL Regulation2002
Maryland State Bar Associaton BulletinFour Common Myths in Drafting Employee Handbooks2002
The Maryland Daily RecordUSERRA Requires All Employers To Provide Military Leave2001
54 The Business Lawyer 1629Consumer Bankruptcy Filers and Pre-Petition Consumer Credit Counseling: Is Congress Trying to Place the Fox in Charge of the Hen House?1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernment and PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Payroll FundamentalsWage & Hour Compliance2008
Immigration and Employment Law Update: Hiring and Retaining Foreign and Domestic WorkersEmployment Immigration2007
Employee Handbooks in Maryland: Everything You Need to Know To Keep You Out of TroubleEmployee Handbooks2005
Ring Around the White Collar: Understanding the FLSA (New and Old)Wage & Hour Compliance2004
Drafting Bonus and Commission Pay PlansWage & Hour Compliance2002
Human Resources LawEmployment Law2001
Drafting the Employee HandbookEmployee Handbooks2001
Family and Medical Leave ActFamily and Medical Leave Act2000
Drafting the Employee HandbookEmployee Handbooks2000