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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. He is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and 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, allowing Mr. Hoffer to finally enjoy the company of other males at his home.  Lisa and Jerry welcomed their first grandchild Graham in June of 2012.


  • 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/ Current 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

  • 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


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 55%
    25 years
  2. Family: 35%
    25 years
  3. Adoption: 10%
    25 years


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  • Andrew Brian Morgan

    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.


    Andrew Morgan Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Alan Ray Beard

    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.


    Alan Beard Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

140 North Ocoee St Ste 100
Cleveland, TN, 37311


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJerry Hoffer Attorney at Law P.C.1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bradley County Bar AssociationPresident 2015-20161991 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alimony Modification DeniedFavorable for Mr. Hoffer's Client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AkronN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A