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Jerome P. Hoffer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cleveland, TN

4.8   32 reviews

also known as Jerry Hoffer

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jerome

Learn Jerome’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%

    32 years

  2. Adoption
    20%
    Contested adoptions, Termination of Parental Rights, Stepparent adoption.

    32 years

  3. Family
    20%
    General Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support Issues, Modification Issues. Certified Family Mediator.

    32 years

Mr. Hoffer has been a practicing attorney since 1991.  Divorce and Family Law are the bulk of Mr. Hoffer’s caseload.  After working with several other attorneys after law school, Mr. Hoffer opened his own office on North Ocoee Street in the Spring of 1996.

In over twenty plus years of practice, Mr. Hoffer has handled thousands of divorces, custody, child support and juvenile cases. He has also tried several civil and criminal jury trials over the years representing clients facing a variety of charges including rape, murder, attempted murder, possession of controlled substances, and driving under the influence. Mr. Hoffer has also practiced in the Court of Appeals and has maintained a membership with the Bradley County Bar Association since 1991 including a stint as President in 2015-2016. He is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and past member of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Mr. Hoffer serves on the Board of Southeast Tennessee Community Corrections.

In 2001, the Tennessee Supreme Court certified Mr. Hoffer as a Rule 31 Family Mediator. Since then, hundreds of attorneys and individuals from Bradley, Hamilton, Meigs, Knox, and McMinn, and Rhea Counties have hired Mr. Hoffer to act as a mediator in order to facilitate agreements in divorce, custody or other family law cases.

Mr. Hoffer is married to Lisa and together they have raised four girls, two of whom are now married.  Lisa and Jerry have two grandchildren and one on the way. 

Credentials:

  • Admitted to Tennessee Bar 1991
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1992
  • Certified by Tennessee Supreme Court as Rule 31 Mediator 2001
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Tennessee Bar Association/ Past President
  • Member of the Bradley County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Member of TBA
  • Former Board Member of Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
  • Current Member of Southeast Tennessee Community Corrections
  • Former Member of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Juvenile Court Referee
  • Attended University of Akron, School of Law J.D. 1991
  • Attended John Carroll University B.A. 1988
  • Enjoys (most of the time) training for and running in Marathons

Awards

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

Contact Jerome

Jerome P. Hoffer
140 North Ocoee St Ste 100
Cleveland, TN, 37311
Jerry Hoffer Attorney At Law, PC
140 North Ocoee Street
Suite 100
Cleveland, TN, 37311
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2023
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Best lawyer out there
Jerry Hoffer is the best at his job and goes at it 100 percent.. He's honest and will fight for what's right... I can't thank Him and his team enough for helping me...
Posted by Chelsea | April 2, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer
Jerry and his paralegal Becky are both exceptional. I had a lot of anxiety going into my divorce and he truly helped me through the entire process. Becky also helped me with any questions I had and was always available. In the end there was no need for my constant worry and anxiety because I ended up getting everything I was asking for. I hope I never have to use Jerry again, but if I ever find myself in another unfortunate situation I will not hesitate to do so. He honestly changed my life for the better and I will forever be grateful for him.
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Posted by Sigrid | January 22, 2023
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Excellent Representation
Mr. Hoffer and his team provided me with excellent representation in my divorce proceedings and subsequent issues arising thereafter. His knowledge of the laws and expertise in the sometimes emotional minutia of complex divorce arrangements made me feel more at peace during the process and that I was in good hands. He is both professional and relatable at the same time, giving honest and efficient counsel with a reassuring positivity that everything will work out.
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Posted by Genevieve Akbarut | October 5, 2022
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Best in the Business
Huge fan of Jerry and his team they were able to help with an issue that has been dragged out for years after divorce. They are the best in the business. Living out of town and having Jerry represent me has been a blessing. Love the communication and the concerns are met quickly.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2022
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A True Pro
I hired Mr. Hoffer based on a verbal recommendation from a close friend for a custody/ relocation case. This is a decision I do NOT regret and I would recommend him time again!!! He is versed in the laws and statutes and was well-prepared for the trial. His lines of questioning are all based on applicable laws and statutes of significance pertaining to my case. He is a winner and I cannot thank him on behalf of my children and myself enough.
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Posted by Brittani | August 4, 2022
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Best Attorney in Town
Mr. Hoffer has exceeded all of my expectations and more! I could not have been happier with his communication, help, advice, and how he stood behind me no matter what the case was. I am so thankful for Jerry Hoffer and I would recommend him to any friend or family member needing this type of service.
Posted by Penelope | June 22, 2022
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The best , hands down!!!
I couldn’t be more thrilled with Jerry Hoffer and his staff. They are quick to communicate, and hear what your concerns are and work with you. Mr. Hoffer is simply THE BEST , he is worth every cent, and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome in my case. If you can, hire this man!!
Posted by Tina | January 6, 2022
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Divorce Attorney
Jerry did a great job representing me and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He knows Divorce law, he guided me through the process, and always made me feel comfortable discussing my situation with him!
Posted by Crystal | August 31, 2021
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Jerry is a lifesaver!
Jerry took my very complicated case and blew it out of the water! I will never go to any other lawyer. Becky was fantastic also. She always took time to answer my questions and even contact me after hours.
Posted by brittany | June 26, 2020
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divorce and more
Jerry was hired for my divorce in 2018 and was great! He is honest, real, and i was nothing but pleased with the process and results. I hired him a second time this year when my parenting plan had to change and my ex was seeking custody of our kids. Again, Jerry was a pleasure to work with and needles to say, i have custody of my kids. He is knowledgeable and the whole office is friendly and helpful. communication is easy through his client portal and no hidden crazy fees. he’s everything I would have hoped for and highly recommend his services to anyone! thank you Jerry
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Posted by Timothy | February 12, 2020
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Great lawyer
I hired Jerry For my divorce , I told Mr. Hoffer what I would like out of divorce, and that’s what I got . Great lawyer and great staff very professional, will keep you informed through the whole process . Would recommend him to anyone
Posted by Kaitlyn | February 6, 2020
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Great professional Lawyer
I will use Mr. Hoffer in all my child custody issues! Mr. Hoffer was honest, professional and diligent! He took every single one of my concerns into account. He was a great voice for me in court. He ultimately got me the outcome I was searching for. Mr. Hoffer was always easy to reach and very responsive. His office staff Mrs. Becky, was always kind and helpful! She always relayed my messages and treated me with the upmost respect!
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Posted by Brittany | August 23, 2019
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The best of the best
Jerry was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend him! He told me exactly what to expect through the process, and didn’t necessarily tell me what I wanted to hear but told me honest advice and advised me of the best possible resolution. He’s quick to respond and is great at what he does. He helped me settle and win with my divorce/child custody/ & child support.
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Posted by Samantha | February 16, 2019
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Best choice for divorce/custody
Amazing attorney and staff!!!! Extremely professional. Very straight forward. Made the whole court process smooth and easy going. Very impressed. Did a great job with my complicated case. Cannot stress enough that this attorney is well worth the money!!!!
Posted by Sarah | August 9, 2018
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Thank you!
you are thinking of hiring Mr. Hoffer, do it now! My case was a difficult one stretched across two states. He approached my case with confidence and is very well versed with the law. My family and I can't thank him enough. Other reviewers that say he is arrogant, are mistaking his tactics. He is honest and straightforward which is what you want. Would you rather a lawyer tell you something to make you feel better? Or would you rather one that tells you what needs to be done for the good of your case? I would much rather the second honestly. That is exactly why my case came out better than expected. I can not thank you enough Mr. Hoffer and your staff for being informative and thorough with each detail. I will definitely be hiring Mr.Hoffer again if needed!
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Posted by Kaitlynn | July 24, 2018
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Child custody/Divorce case
Best lawyer ever! He won my case for me when I only had a 50% chance. He is very laid back and honest with you. When he is in the courtroom he gets the job done and gets straight to the point. His staff is amazing! They always get back with you promptly and always took the time to listen to any questions I had. Jerry and his staff made sure to always upload every document to where I could see it and I was always in the loop. I cannot say enough good things about Jerry and his staff! I went from a previous lawyer who just wanted to settle on my case without fighting.... to Jerry who truly fought for me and my daughter and won.
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Posted by Yvonne | July 24, 2018
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"Not a Sprint, Its a Marathon!"
The nightmare began in January 2016. Jerry met with me (grandma) and our daughter to discuss drugs and loss of custody of her baby! We are from Maryland and our daughter lived in Cleveland, TN where she gave birth to our grandson. Jerry and his office staff, Janie and Becky walked us through everything. Dealing with Child Services, Juvenile Court, and General Sessions was quite an adventure to begin with but every step of the way Jerry's office helped to walk us through it. The final court was Circuit Court where after 2 years and a lot of work my daughter needed to do she gained full custody of her son and was able to bring him back to Maryland on a full time basis. Jerry understands the system, listens to your problem and gets it done. His MYCASE program made everything extremely easy to communicate, review documents as well as keep a calendar of all the dates. Jerry will say that, "It's not a sprint it's a marathon!" Deed it has been so be willing and patient to work thru the process what ever your process maybe. Also, take his advice seriously!
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Posted by Ashley | June 28, 2018
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Child Custody Case
I went to Mr. Hoffer to regain full custody of my minor daughter from my parents who were in agreement, and her father who is incarcerated. He handled the case properly and met all my expectations, was very informative, and I would hire him again. His staff is excellent and always helpful and friendly. Case was resolved quickly and I now have full custody of my daughter.
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Posted by Brad | January 28, 2016
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Thanks Jerry
Jerry did an excellent job. He is great to work with during a; what should be a very stressful time. He walked me thru the process and was able to resolve all the issues Ina timely and non-confrontational manner.
Posted by Jessica | March 18, 2015
Divorce/Custody
I hired Jerry Hoffer the first time in 2007 during a divorce/custody case, then unfortunately for me again in 2014/15 for modification of parenting plan. The staff is great! Informative, polite, knowledgeable. Jerry himself is a excellent Attorney very knowledgeable of the law with great skills and years of experience (listen to what he tells you and you will have a better chance to win your case.) If you are faced with divorce or custody issues I would highly recommend Jerry Hoffer. He would defiantly be my first choice.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jerry Hoffer Attorney at Law P.C.
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • UNIV AKRON
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Alimony Modification Denied
  • Favorable for Mr. Hoffer's Client

Associations

  • Bradley County Bar Association
  • President 2015-2016
  • 1991 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Firm of Distinction
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Jerome
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hoffer has one of the best reputations in the community. While I've not had the opportunity to have a case opposite him, his work in court speaks for itself. He is an excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposite Jerry on numerous divorce and custody cases through the years Jerry is a very strong advocate for his clients and enjoys the respect and admiration of the legal community and local judges. Jerry is excellent at settling cases to spare his clients the heartache of a trial if it can be worked out. However, if it is a case that must be tried, he fights as hard as any attorney I have seen. He has the years under his belt to handle any domestic case. He's a great guy and great lawyer. If you chooose him you will not be disappointed."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"This attorney continues his commitment to excellence as a lawyer by staying current on the new education that is being taught on the practice of being a lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is committed to being an excellent lawyer by not only being educated, but by keeping up to date on the new education that is being taught about the practice of being a lawyer."
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