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Stephen Laurence Hoffman

About me

I am an avid athlete, who, prior to many injuries, competed in running road races as well as cycling and biathlon/triathlon races.  For many years, in my spare time, I taught as a Certified Spinning Instructor, hoping that my intensity and sense of humor will transfer to my students.  It's a great social outlet and a superb way to relieve stress and connect with people!  Now, I take my intensity out on the roads with my bike!



My life experiences are diverse and have included travel and even the experience of being a teacher in an impoverished area.


Additionally, I currently serve as the elected president of my condominium association.  I reside in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago with my wife and our dog, Islay, both of whom allow me to share space with them.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    26 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    26 years
  3. Slip and Fall: 10%
    26 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    26 years
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%
    26 years



Hourly ($225-275/hour), contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven A. Sigmond

    Stephen Hoffman is an outstanding lawyer who cares deeply about his clients. I have known Stephen for two decades as a colleague and respected member of the legal community. Stephen keeps current on legal decisions, trends in the law and technology. He always has time to help a colleague or member of the public and always has something valuable to offer. If you need an answer to a question or legal representation, you cannot do better than Stephen Hoffman.


    Steven Sigmond Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth Howard Levinson

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Stephen is an extraordinarily diligent and thoughtful attorney. I have known Stephen for many years and have always been impressed.


    Kenneth Levinson Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC - By Appointment - No Mail

33 North Dearborn Street
Suite 2330
Chicago, IL, 60602

Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC

3712 North Broadway, Suite 149
Chicago, IL, 60613



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199005/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Semi-Finalist, Negotiation CompetitionWashington University School of Law1987
Fisse ScholarshipWashington University School of Law1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Manager/OwnerLaw Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC2007 - Present
President/OwnerStephen L. Hoffman & Associates, P.C.1996 - 2007
AssociateDavid K. Kremin & Associates, P.C.1993 - 1996
AssociateFriend, Levinson, Merkel, & Gonzalez, P.C.1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeCo-Chair2013 - Present
Lawyers ConnectingMember2010 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeBoard Member2013 - 2014
Chicago Bar AssociationCo-Chair Solo Small Practitioner Committee2012 - 2013
Chicago Bar AssociationCo-Chair Solo and Small Practitioner Committee2011 - 2012
Chicago Bar AssociationCo-Chair Small and Solo Practitioner Committee2010 - 2011
Chicago Bar AssociationVice-Chair, Solo and Small Practitioner Committee2009 - 2010
Chicago Bar AssociationChair, Solo and Small Practitioner Committee2001 - 2002
Chicago Bar AssociationVice Chair of Solo and Small Practitioner Committee1999 - 2000
Chicago Bar AssociationLegislative Liasion, Tort Litigation Committee1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pregnant Women Run OverPolicy limits paid
Fall at Car Dealership$85,000.00
Family Injured--Other Driver Crossed Center LineObtained policy limit available for most seriously hurt; settled all 4 cases for near aggregate total of insurance available
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Journal (ITLA)Are You Being Taken For A Ride?2015
Chicago TribuneLetter to Chicago Tribune2012
Illinois Bar JournalTo Tweet or Not To Tweet?2011
What's HappeningWhy You Should Care About Workers' Compensation2011
Legal Update February 2010Legal Update2010
Illinois State Bar JournalAsked and Answered2010
Chicago TribuneLetter to the Editor2009
Illinois State Bar JournalAsked and Answered2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Indiana UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
YLS Tort Litigation CommitteeTort Litigation and Insurance Issues with Ride Shares2016
YLS Insurance Coverage CommitteeInsurance Coverage Gaps and Ride Shares2016
YLS Career Services CommitteeReentering the Legal Market2016
Tort Litigation CommitteeeTort Litigation and Liability Issues and Ride Shares2016
Solo and Small Practitioner's CommitteeRide Shares and Regulation2016
Insurance Coverage CommitteeInsurance Coverage Issues and Ride Shares2016
A Toolkit for Starting and Growing a Law FirmA Toolkit for Starting and Growing a Law Firm.--Integrating Your Practice Into Your Life2015
A Toolkit For Starting and Growing a FirmIntegrating Your Practice Into Your Life2015
Building Your Practice Through ReferralsWorkers' Compensation2014
Building Your Practice Through ReferalsBuilding Your Practice Through Referals2014
DePaul College of LawInvestigating A Personal Injury Case2013
Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeHealing Your Injured Client-Physically, Emotionally etc.2013
Loyola University School of Law-ChicagoSo You Want to Go Solo?2012
Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeSo You Get a Call--What You Need to Know About Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation2012
Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeUsing Technology to Promote Your Practice2012
Chicago Bar Association Solo and Small Practitioner Committee SeminarWhat It Means to Be a Lawyer in 2012 and Beyond2012
Solo and Small Practitioner CommitteeHow to Implement Twitter, Blogging, and Social Networking Into Your Marketing, Networking, and Client Communication Strategy2011
Introduction to Cloud Computing and the Virtual Law OfficeIntroduction to Cloud Computing and the Virtual Law Office2011
Lawyers Connecting Networking GroupWork/Life Balance--A Lawyer's Perspective2010
Lawyers Connecting Networking GroupElements of Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation case--Dos and Don'ts.2010
Growing Your Business By Advancing Your BrandBranding/Niche Marketing2010
Chicago Bar Association Solo Small Practitioner CommitteeWhat You Need To Know Before You Refer A Case (Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation)2010
Chicago Bar Association Solo Small Practitioner CommitteeWhat You Need To Know Before You Refer A Case (Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation)2010
Decalogue SocietyPersonal Injury and Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner1998