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Sheree Lynn Hoffman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.6   33 reviews

Licensed for 39 years

About Sheree

Learn Sheree’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.

    38 years

  2. Child custody
    15%

    38 years

  3. Child support
    15%

    38 years

  4. Mediation
    15%
    The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In mediation, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution.

    29 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    When you marry, you enter a relationship contract with your spouse that entitles you as a couple to certain legal rights and responsibilities. Family lawyers specializing in marriage can write prenuptial agreements for a couple before marriage. A prenuptial agreement can be especially important if you have financial interests you've accrued earlier in life and wish to clarify how they will or won't be shared with your new spouse. A written prenuptial agreement sets out the financial expectations

    38 years

           I have always wanted to be an attorney. My Father, Jerome M. Hoffman, (may he rest in peace) was a lawyer who was highly respected throughout this community. He was my mentor and instilled in me a strong work ethic which always included service to the community.

 

           I was raised to believe that the profession of law is a noble one of the highest order. He made sure I understood the concepts of respect, dignity and integrity. I strive to serve my clients with those same tenets.

 

          My goal, as an attorney is to create outcomes which improve the lives of our clients in concrete ways. We are partners with our clients.

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Licensed for 39 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/19/2022

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

Contact Sheree

The Hoffman Law and Mediation Office
Hoffman Law and Mediation Office
7515 Corporate Centre Drive
Germantown, TN, 38138
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Posted by Kasey | September 22, 2011
She really cares about her clients!!!!!
Completely Unbelievable!!! You are amazing and I can NOT believe that you were able to settle it out of court!!! Thank you for everything and i am tickled with the outcome!! You are a genuine wonderful attorney!! ;)
Posted by Jesse | May 7, 2012
Stood Up for Me and Fought
Very prepared, very personal, very professional. Very pleased with outcome of a very, very heartwrenching custody battle/divorce. She gave me hope when I thought there was none. She stood up to the other attorney and would not back down and was able to get what I wanted. When everything was finally over, I felt like we had worked together to come to the best possible resolution.
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Posted by Jeff | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I would like to thank Sheree Hoffman for a TERRIFIC job she did handling my divorce. Divorce isn’t easy to go through but with Sheree on your side you know your not alone. Sheree and Kim work well together and both are very good at keeping you informed, answering every question you have. They both get back to you immediately when you have questions. Sheree settled my case in mediation before we had to go to court and made sure I was happy before everything was finalized. Sheree and Kim GET THE JOB DONE!!!
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Posted by Courtney | March 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best choice
I cannot thank Sheree enough for how hard she fought for me through my divorce with a difficult ex. Sheree and Kim were supportive and quick to answer an questions I had along the way. I was able to make it through the process and be very happy with the outcome! I would recommend Hoffman Law Firm 10/10
Posted by AN | July 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I cannot recommend Sheree enough! In the midst of a divorcee, having Sheree on your side will give you a peace of mind that you made the best decision. Sheree explained the process in great detail to me, she kept me informed, she answered all my questions, and she never made me feel that my questions/concerns did not matter. I knew that Sheree was on my side every step of the way . She sincerely wanted what was best for me (and more!) and fought for it. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge. I highly recommend Sheree.
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Posted by MJ | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Testimonial
It is with great pleasure that I write this review. Sheree Hoffman and her Memphis legal team are all truly AMAZING professionals!! I’ve been working with Hoffman Law since my initial consultation back in 2007. From my first conversation with Sheree, I knew the connection we made was one that was all about pursuing what was best for my sons future. Recently, Sheree and I have been battling back and forth with my ex-husband…aka “Dead Beat Dad” about unpaid child support arrears in excess of more than $50,000. Even though, my ex was ordered by the court to pay child support when our divorce was finalized in 2003. For several years now he has avoided paying his financial obligation and he continues to purposely attempt to dupe the system by pleading to the courts for a reduction/modification of his current child support order. Permeating a system that is already convoluted with his habitual lies and his silly court room shenanigans. But no matter how many times we have been summoned to court, Sheree and her staff are always ready and prepared to aggressively answer his frivolous petitions. Sheree and her assistant Kim Wall and her daughter Attorney Jenna Hoffman have been quick to respond to all of my requests for help. I am so happy to announce that because of the Hoffman Law firm, my ex-husbands efforts to neglect his children financially have been denied repeatedly. They have been diligent, hardworking, empathetic, and just plain awesome to work with throughout this process....Working with them together was like working with a pitcher/catcher/shortstop trio that is unmatched, hands down. Always pleasant, professional, and just all around great people. I couldn't be more blessed to have connected with them all. If ever I need anything regarding Family Law again, Hoffman Law is on my speed dial: plain and simple. It's apparent that everyone at Hoffman Law is all about family! In closing, while I don't wish the child support or custody battle process on anyone, if you are ever faced with the decision to hire a Family Law attorney in Memphis, TN Hoffman Law should be on your list of first options. My father use to say to me, you get what you pay for, and while Hoffman Law may not be the least expensive firm out there, Hoffman Law is worth their weight in Gold. My sons and I are forever indebted to them all!
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Posted by Anthony | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Crusader!
I could not have asked for better representation in my complicated child custody case. Sheree and her entire staff truly went above and beyond my expectations. Absolute professionalism and experience coupled with genuine concern for my family were constant throughout the entire process. Also, she was very easy to contact during the entire case and made me feel like I was a priority. I would sincerely recommend to anyone with no reservations.
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Posted by John | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did a fine job
I contacted this lawyer and her firm after having a dreadful experience with another local young lady that had zero experience. I knew precisely what I wanted and needed as far as legal counsel. Fortunately myself and former wife have a very amicable relationship, that was extremely important to me to keep it that way. This attorney led me down the legal road, got our divorce taken care of, while keeping myself, my former wife, and our grown children happy and not further damaged by our divorce. Had I taken advice from another local attorney, my grown children would probably no longer be speaking to me. That you for being a stand up person and legal professional. This firm does the right thing by their clients, and their families.
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Posted by Tim | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring with tenacity
A friend of mine was gracious enough to introduce me to Sheree and I'm so glad he did! Having never consulted a lawyer before in such a manner I was clueless as to what was about to transpire. When you're discussing custody and the best interests of your children I cannot give enough praise for Sheree. She kept her eyes on the prize as the opposition did all sorts of silly stuff (my opinion- but hey that's why I hired her - to protect me and my kiddos). I'd give her more than two thumbs up if I had them!
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Posted by Brian | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows how to win
Sheree was great. She knew what it would take to win my case and set us on the path to get us there. She was awesome!
Posted by Rachael | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST DECISION EVER!!
When I finally decided to flee a toxic marriage, I had no idea where to go or who to turn to. After researching several attorneys, my godmother helped me retain Sheree. Second to leaving my husband, retaining Sheree was the best decision I've ever made! She and her associate Jenna guided me patiently, yet purposefully, through the most emotionally tortuous experience of my life. I ALWAYS received responses to my texts, calls, or emails, within 24-48 hours. Any information I needed, I received via email within the same time span. I've never seen a law office more organized or efficient than Hoffman Family Law. They were absolutely thorough, relentless, and 100% committed to getting the best outcome for me and my children, even when I wasn't sure what the best outcome would be. Her advice wasn't always what I wanted to hear, or what I had in mind, but her expert guidance has helped me to grow, mature, and find success and joy that I couldn't have attained on my own. Sheree fought for me, even when I didn't want to fight for myself. I ended up with more positive outcomes than I thought possible, and could not possibly be happier with my results! In addition to all of this, as fierce as Sheree is IN the courtroom, she is just as compassionate OUT of the courtroom. When I was at the lowest point I'd ever been in my life, Sheree hugged me, and assured me she would do all she could. She more than stood by her word; she met and surpassed EVERY expectation I had. I'll never have enough words to express how grateful I am for Sheree and Hoffman Family Law. Call me crazy, but I love that little woman! She's on my Christmas list for life!! My deepest and most sincere gratitude to Sheree, Jenna and Kim of Hoffman Family Law! God bless you, Ladies!
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Posted by Olivia | January 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great!
Sheree Hoffman is awesome! I recommend her to anyone and everyone. I had never seen a lawyer before so, of course, I was a little weary going in for the first time but she was great. She seemed legitimately concerned with my situation and helped me so much. I went in there knowing nothing and left feeling like I knew exactly what to do/how to handle the situation I was in. I never write reviews for anything or anyone but she was just so down to Earth and an all around genuine person, that I had to write a review. Like I said, definitely recommend her!
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Posted by Shahid | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Sheree is representing my daughter in her divorce proceedings, this past week two of my daughter's minor children were forcefully removed from her custody by her husband late at night. I sent an email to Sheree requesting an emergency meeting with her and my daughter, then immediately boarded a plane for Memphis. during the stopover I checked my cell phone and was relieved to see an email confirming a meeting at 10am the following morning. The three of us met in her office to discuss the situation. I had expected the meeting to last an hour, here is the amazing part. Sheree immediately put on hold all her scheduled activities for the day, deligently worked with my daughter putting together the necessary paperwork throughout the afternoon. Drove us all to the County Circut Courthouse at 3pm to meet with the appropriate judge. At the courthouse the Judge's chamber was locked, not knowing his whereabouts or even if was still in the building, Sheree sat us down on a bench, and proceeded to go thru the courthouse to find the judge, which she did. Sheree met with the judge, presented her case and was successful in obtaining a temporary Order Of Protection for my two grandsons and daughter. Not only that, but then she contacted the County Sheriff's Office, emailed them the necessary protection order, introduced me to the designated officer over the phone, and stayed in contact with the Sheriff throughout the evening. By 10pm by the grace of God, and a lawyer who would not give up, my two grandsons were reunited with my daughter and their baby brother. I doubt any other lawyer would have gone so far above the call of duty, and to have made this mission her very own crusade. I thank my Lord every day, for having connected us to the right lawyer and the right time. Thank you Sheree for all you have done for my daughter, and continue to do so every day, God Bless!!
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Posted by Benito | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorneys
I do highly recommend Sheree and Jenna Hoffman as a Divorce Attorneys. These ladies along, with their assistant Kim are amazing. My divorce was final in Mach 2015, and they closed my case around that time. Not only they gave me a refund, but after all that they kept on protecting me against this little surprises they kept on popping up with my ex-wife after everything was over, without any financial gain or interest. I do recommend them 100%. Thanks Sheree, Jenna, and Kim... God Bless A grateful Marine
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Posted by Carla | June 1, 2015
Still Thankful!
Sheree was not only professional, but extremely caring and patient with our daughter. While she and her associates were preparing our case, Sheree was also emotionally supportive of our daughter. She didn't have to go that far and we wouldn't have expected her to do that. Our daughter is back in college and has maintained a 4.0. We attribute part of her determination to be successful to Sheree and her support during a very difficult time! Sheree goes the 2nd mile with her clients and is always accessible. I keep her business card in my wallet...just in case. I wouldn't consider contacting anyone else. Thank you, Sheree, Russell and Kim!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
Terrific
Outstanding, well known and respected among her colleges. Overall rating Excellent. I strongly recommend Sheree. She treated me like a family. Very effective and honest. She kept me inform and was also very compassionate tours my personal feelings, since divorces aren't easy to deal with. I recommended her to my daughter in law in a child custody battle. She really took care of me and made me feel at ease and confident about my case. Thanks Sheree... Ben
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Collaborative approach was definitely the way to go in handling our divorce
I thought the process was very respectful and much less intimidating and stressful than I know would have been the case had we not followed the collaborative approach. It also allowed us to reach a point of consensus vs. feeling that the process was out of our control and being decided by what a judge or one’s lawyer might want to push or pursue. Thank-you for introducing me to the collaborative approach!!!
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Posted by Diaz | November 5, 2014
Superb, Outstanding, She is the best!!!
I'm a current client. My case is not over yet, but Sheree Hoffman, she is handling my case and I can't wait to express how grateful I am to find a Lawyer in the Memphis area with the caliber of Sheree Hoffman and her assistants; Jenna H. McDonald, and Russell Hayes. I did hire an attorney before I hired her, and all he did was dragging his feet and delaying the case draining my pockets. He was very slow and lazy. After spending so much money, I fired him and started searching on the Internet for "Memphis best Family Law Attorney" when I came across Sheree Hoffman. I looked at her rating and her reviews and I hire her as my Attorney, because of her impressive record, and comments from previous clients. I'm telling you I'm not regretting switching over to her for a second. Not only she is honest about her advise and fees, but along with her staff, she make me feel like part of their family. She have show compassion and understanding. Before my first visit I felt hopeless and exhausted. Sheree and her staff change that quickly. I trust them to the point that I'm not worry about a thing and I'm letting her handle all the details of my divorce without any worries. I know that we all are a team and I don't feel like I'm alone anymore. I'm telling you, Sheree and her staff are the best, God bless them. Thanks for making me feel like there is hope during this trial and tribulation times. GySgt. Diaz/USMC Retired
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Posted by Jame` | October 24, 2014
FINAL RESOLUTION AFTER CONTINUAL OBSTACLES... WHEN AVVO SAYS "PRO" THEY MEAN JUST THAT
I have always been the first to admit "I have a terrible time speaking legal". The legal procedure when it comes to "family law" made me feel even more idiotic. Throw-in the fact that it was all happening to me, and all that did was jump start the emotional roller coaster... Staying rational was nearly impossible. I had terrible results & fired attorney #1. Attorney #2 took my case, my retainer, then quit... Discouraged, to say the least, I began reading these reviews. It took one call and I was speaking to Sheree Hoffman's team. They allowed me to take (in my opinion) a great deal of time explaining where my divorce was, as well as how it came to be there. I wasn't made to feel rushed, in fact it was quite the opposite! That spoke volumes to me, in itself. Once I met Mrs. Hoffman, & had the opportunity to purge factual details, I recall driving home thinking "Now, why didn't I choose to do this in the very beginning?". It was a very keen mixture of Sheree Hoffman's respect of my case, her staff's patience, kindness, & willingness to explain what confused me, as well as the professionalism with how they took-over such a mess of a case & presented me with a bottom-line that was not one detail shy of "A Divorce That I'd Wanted In The First Place". I can't say enough about Sheree Hoffman & her entire team!! They are more than just a PRO rating, on any number of websites... But, I do give avvo.com the credit for guiding me to her; and I'm ever so grateful .
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Posted by Ashley | September 24, 2014
A blessing!
Ms. Hoffman and her lawfirm handle business fairly, honestly, and professionally. What I appreciated the most was her honesty and knowledge of law. She has gone many extra miles for my family and me and will handle your situations as if they were her own. Her passion for family law is priceless; she strives to resolve issues in the best way possible for you. I have never been in a situation where court or legal family matters were involved, and she gave me great comfort and confidence in her being able to resolve my issues. If you come across this review, I can assure you Ms. Hoffman is the right attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hoffman Law and Mediation Firm
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979
  • Lausanne Independent School
  • High School
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • In Re Tyler P., et al
  • TN Court of Appeals affirmed Trial Court in all respects including awarding Mother her attorney fees.

Associations

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mediation Association of Tennessee, Memphis Chapter
  • Co-chair
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1998 - Present
  • Memphis Collaborative Alliance
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Memphis Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Cecil C Humphries School Of Law Alumni
  • President
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Memphis State University Cecil C. Humphries School Of Law
  • Board of Directors
  • 1984 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2020
  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2019
  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2018
  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms in Tennessee
  • US News & World Report
  • 2016
  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2015
  • Face of the Midsouth for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Global Visions for Counseling Professionals
  • Mediation: What's the Big Deal?
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Mid Winter Conference - New Orleans
  • Pre and Post Nuptials
  • 2015
  • University of Memphis Mediaiton class
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • 2013
  • TBA Annual Seminar Nuts and Bolts of Practicing Law
  • Divorce for Solo Practitioners
  • 2013
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2013
  • Business Networking International ( BNI)
  • Marketing for Family Law
  • 2013
  • Annual John Dice Wellness Seminar
  • Setting Boundaries with Opposing Counsel
  • 2013
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2012
  • Annual John Dice Wellness Seminar
  • Just say NO to family and friends!
  • 2012
  • University of Memphis Clinical Forum
  • Forging Links Between Psychology and the Law
  • 2011
  • Divorce Practice with Larry Rice and Friends
  • Mediation: The Victory of Resolution
  • 2010
  • American Inns of Court meeting
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2010
  • Women's Business Association Meeting
  • How To Find the Right Divorce Attorney
  • 2007
  • Monthly meeting of counseling professionals
  • Medical and Legal Issues Involving Minors
  • 2007
  • La Leche Regional Conference, Memphis, TN
  • Legal Aspects of Breastfeeding
  • 2007
  • Annual Memphhis Bar Associetion Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar
  • Binding Mediation
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Mediation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently used Sheree Hoffman for a mediation in a divorce case. She was professional, kind, and very effective. My client really enjoyed having Ms. Hoffman as a mediator. I would not hesitate to use her as a mediator again."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheree is a longstanding member of the Memphis legal community and is a professional, intelligent attorney with significant experience in complex domestic litigation. She is also a Rule 31 certified mediator and I have worked with her successfully both as opposing counsel and as a mediator. I highly recommend her services."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Sheree on numerous occasions. She has mediated cases for me, and she has been my opposing counsel. In all settings Sheree has been impeccably professional and knowledgeable. I especially respect her for her personal and professional integrity. She truly cares about her clients and her community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms, Hoffman is widely known in the Memphis and Shelby County area as one of the best and most effective mediators available for divorce, custody and other family law matters. She has been very effective in helping to work out a practical and fair settlement on some of the most difficult cases presented to her"
Mediation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheree Hoffman is an accomplished family lawyer, which makes her that much more effective when it comes to mediation. Ms. Hoffman uses her own personal experiences and knowledge of personalities in conflict to effectively communicate with the parties. At the same time, Ms. Hoffman uses her court room experience and legal knowledge to deal with negotiating attorneys. I regularly propose using Ms. Hoffman as a mediator. When Ms. Hoffman is the mediator, I believe the chances of settlement have drastically increased."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sheree Hoffman is a highly respected mediator and deservedly so. As a lawyer with many years experience as a well respected trial lawyer Ms. Hoffman understands the law and the facts. Most significantly she brings to mediation an intuitive understanding of the personalities of the parties and their lawyers. Combining these talents makes Ms. Hoffman a very effective mediator who can bring closure to cases that would elude other mediators. Hire her if you can."
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