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Jo Ann Hoffman

Workers compensation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.9   14 reviews

also known as Defense Base Act

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 43 years
    Indiana - IN 45 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1978
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Jo

Learn Jo’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Jo Ann uses her extensive experience to fight on behalf of injured workers to get them their maximum medical benefits, lost wages and lump sum settlement. Most importantly, she puts the client first - she starts with a free consultation, works on contingency fee (her service is free if she does not win you money), and does not settle until it is in the client's best interest. Hablamos español. Trabajadores indocumentados en la Florida tienen beneficios médicos y otros, podemos ayudar.

    42 years, 15,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    "Car accidents" practice area includes all types of motor vehicle accidents or collisions that occurred in roadway or traffic settings such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, electric bikes, and pedestrians.

    46 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Jo Ann began her career representing insurance companies and learned how they evaluate Personal Injury cases. She now represents the injured and uses this experience to best position her clients' cases to the insurance company to get the maximum recovery. Personal Injury accidents include motor vehicles, boating, trucking, bicycles, airplanes and pedestrians, as well as dog bites, product liability and slip and fall. Injuries range from wrongful death to spinal chord or brain injury to stitches.

    46 years, 10,000 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    Slip and fall accidents, or trip and fall accidents, are a type of "premises liability" case. The property owner or the occupier of the property (a renter, for example) has a duty and responsibility to make sure that their property does not harm anyone. If there are dangers, defects, or a failure to maintain the property properly and these are the legal causation of injuries, then you have a premises liability case, also known as a slip and fall case.

    46 years, 4,500 cases

  5. Motorcycle accident
    "Motorcycle accidents" practice area includes all types of motor vehicle accidents or collisions that occurred in roadway traffic or off-road recreational settings such as motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, electric bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs, and so on.

    45 years, 500 cases

Jo Ann Hoffman has practiced law for over 35 years.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa (high honors) from Indiana University in 1974.  She went on to obtain a Law Degree with honors (Cum Laude) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University in 1978. She is the managing partner of this firm which has 3 attorneys practicing exclusively Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Defense Base Act & Longshore Cases. She was Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation in 1988. She has been a Florida Trial Lawyer member for over 32 years. She represents only the injured person. She has handled cases throughout the United States and in jurisdictions where contractors support our military.  She is involved in the effort to stop the massacre of elephants for their tusks and supports the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which raises baby elephant orphans in Kenya.

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Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates P.A. (Main Office)
4403 W Tradewinds Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308-4412
Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates P.A. (By Appointment)
500 Australian Ave South
Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-6237
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4.9 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Lana | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best!
When I was in my accident, attorney Hoffman guided me through the entire process. I was able to obtain all the money legally possible and I feel much better after getting the best medical care possible. I recommend her firm highly. The firm.makes you feel like family.
Posted by vilma | November 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
best lawyer ever
I am very appreciative of Joanne Hoffman because she always helps me and I come back to her whenever I have a problem. I told her to charge me more to fix my problem with an attorney in Texas where I was injured but she refused to charge me more. she also help me with my plane fare when I needed to fly to Texas. she loves to help the Portuguese and I speak fluent Portuguese and Spanish. So I say thank you to Joanne and tell you she will always be there for you.
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Response from Jo Hoffman November 12, 2015
Thank you! When Vilma needed to purchase her plane fare to Texas, I simply helped her with the online computer entry for the plane ticket she purchased. We are just happy to help as sometimes computer entries in a different language can be challenging.
Posted by Mary | November 12, 2014
Great Settlement
She is a go getter - friendly and knowledgeable Did excellent for me on my case. Really happy with service. got me the medical treatment I needed
Posted by Betty | November 6, 2014
Great Attorney and Staff
When I first meet Jo Ann she put me at ease and made me feel like I was family - she's loving and generous and that goes for her and the entire staff. She got me a settlement for my case which I was very happy with
Posted by Martin | September 16, 2014
Outstanding service!!
I hired Jo Ann Hoffman for my attorney from reading alm her success online. Boy I was lucky. She handeled my case as if I was family and worked her best to get me the right settlement for me. I would recommend her to anyone that is confused or scared about getting a lawyer. Jo Ann makes it easy.
Posted by adrian | September 11, 2014
Best attorney for the job!!
They were fair and the best attorney i could of found for my car. I highly recommend them to anyone who need an attorney...
Posted by Sheila | September 10, 2014
Excellent Attorney and Excellent Service
she was very knowledgeable and helpful - the best source of kindness and so helpful to me in this tough time. She and her staff worked countless hours to get me the best settlement possible. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs the best representation in the legal field
Posted by Patty | September 9, 2014
Outstanding Service and Top Dollar Settlement
One of the Best Lawyers - she honest - she always call me back when I call - always kept me informed and got me all the money available on my case- FAST !! - all she cares about is doing the best for people and I recommend her highly... All she cares about is getting the best medical care and settlement - both of which she did for me..
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2014
Great Attorney
I hired Jo Ann for an injury case. I have been very happy with the way that Jo Ann and her staff handled everything. I had a very positive result. I am confident that I made the right choice by hiring this firm.
Posted by Jeff | October 24, 2013
Jo Ann Hoffman - Great Lawyer!
Our son was severely injured in an accident. Jo Ann Hoffman and her team of professionals were instrumental in securing a settlement for our son. They kept us informed and involved in the process. They were extremely compassionate and trustworthy. We would highly recommend them to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Posted by Rebecca | March 29, 2012
Great Communication, Great Results
Jo Ann was great. She always took my calls and answered all my questions in a way that I could understand them (hey, I didn't go to law school). Jo Ann got me an awesome settlement and her whole team was friendly and knowledgeable in what they were doing.
Posted by Bianca | March 5, 2012
Jo Ann is an amazing attorney
When I was hurt in a car accident, Jo Ann helped me by doing everything for me (talking to the insurance companies, working on my settlement, etc.) Jo Ann and her team are efficent, responsible, responds back to me quickly, and honest. I recommend her to anyone looking for a car accident attorney.
Posted by Paula | February 17, 2011
Many years ago I had the good fortune of choosing JoAnn Hoffman out of the Yellow Pages. I was hurt at work and could no longer perform my job, so in addition to my severe injuries, I was fired. My health insurance company was not helping, and would not even provide me with an MRI for my back injury. I did not know where to turn. My luck changed the day I went to meet JoAnn. My unemployment was about to run out. Within days JoAnn had me seeing doctors, getting MRI results, and receiving worker's compensation checks. She carefully explained everything that would happen and what I needed to do to get myself healthier and how to improve my case. It was important to me that she was not only interested in my case on a monetary basis, but that she also truly cared about my well being. May I say that the outcome of my case could not have been any better! Later, she and her associates did help me with an automobile accident case, which was also settled to my satisfaction. Since then, I have recommended several of my friends, who have all received the same excellent care and outcomes!Do yourself a favor and call her. There really is no other lawyer!
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Posted by Leyden | November 5, 2014
Very helpful and kept me informed!
I have used this law firm twice. My family has used them and we will continue. They treat us with respect and help with everything even getting my car fixed!! Great people!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-40%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates P.A.
  • 1984 - Present


  • Indiana University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Indiana University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1978
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Car Accident by Underinsured Motorist
  • $350,000.00
  • Dog Bite Attack
  • $475,000.00
  • Reckless Driving Truck Accident
  • $300,000.00
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  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified in Worker's Compensation
  • 1988 - 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude (with honors)
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • 1978
  • High honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1974


Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, she is an excellent attorney, and goes above and beyond to make her clients feel like they are her only client. I have only the highest, and best remarks for her and her firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jo Ann has helped as many people in Fort Lauderdale on PI cases as anyone in the area. She is smart, a kind, wonderful person and a credit to the personal injury and Florida Bar."
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Fort Lauderdale Workers compensation Lawyer Jo Ann Hoffman
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 45 years
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