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     Joe Hochman is the Managing Attorney at Hochman Legal Group, PLLC.  He is an experienced Real Estate, Mortgage Law and Business Attorney.  Licensed to practice law in Washington State and Arizona, Joe represents clients throughout North America.  In addition, Joe is an actively licensed Real Estate Broker who handles residential and commercial real estate transactions for clients.


     Hochman Legal Group, PLLC is dedicated to providing customized service and special attention to each client.  Our philosophy is to provide clients with unmatched legal services and business advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


                                    NO HASSLE SHORT SALE PROGRAM

     Many homeowners face the troubling situation of having mortgage loans that exceed the current market value of their homes. Others are facing the risk of foreclosure or a pending trustee's sale. For those qualified homeowners who need to sell their home quickly and walk away from their mortgage payments altogether, we created the No Hassle Short Sale Program.

     Under our innovative no-cost No Hassle Short Sale Program, qualified property owners will be directly represented by our law firm throughout the entire Short Sale process. Best of all, for clients of our No Hassle Short Sale Program, our services are FREE. In addition, those clients of our law firm who utilize our No Hassle Short Sale Program will pay no real estate commissions, no closing costs and no real estate excise taxes.

     If you're willing to walk away from your home and your mortgage debt, then contact us right away for a complimentary consultation. Don't let the banks foreclose on your property. We're happy to talk with you about this creative option and let you know whether you qualify.


     Relief is now available for all struggling home owners, even if you haven’t missed any loan payments. If you need help with your home loan (whether a primary residence or investment property), please contact us right away for quick action.  Because every moment counts when dealing with a lender or when facing possible foreclosure, we’re available to help you right now. Don’t wait until it’s too late.


Joe Hochman, Managing Attorney

Hochman Legal Group, PLLC

(425) 392-1548


Admitted to Practice Law in Arizona and Washington

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Certified Short Sale Negotiator

Certified Distressed Property Expert



Contact info

Hochman Legal Group, PLLC

515 116th Avenue N.E., Suite 230
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5223

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    25 years, 300 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    25 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 30%
    25 years, 500 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    25 years, 100 cases



Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Neal J. Philip

    Joe is an outstanding lawyer as his clients would surely tell you. When he takes on a case he dedicates himself to the client 100% with an enthusiasm and energy I've rarely seen. You're in good hands with Joe!


    Neal Philip Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Joseph Hochman personally and professionally for almost 20 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice on a real estate or business matter. Joe is reliable, professional, and an extremely effective advocate for his clients.


    Lisa Hollomon Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


AZActive 200010/07/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Most Honored Professionals (Top 1%)American Registry2016
Distinguished LawyerExpert Network2016
2016 Who's Who Among Executives & ProfessionalsWho's Who "Honors Edition"2016
Rated Superb (10 out of 10)Avvo2016
AV Preeminent Rated - Highest Possible RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent Rating - Highest Possible RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rated Superb (10 out of 10)Avvo2015
Worldwide Who's Who LawyerWorldwide Who's Who2014
Who's Who Among Executives and ProfessionalsWho's Who in America2014
AV Preeminent Rated - Highest Possible RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Probate Real Estate SpecialistMTI Education2014
Rated 10/10 SuperbAvvo2014
Superb RatingAvvo2013
Distinguished LawyerGlobal Who's Who2013
Who's Who Among Executives and ProfessionalsWho's Who In America2013
Featured Attorney (Intellectual Property)Avvo2012
Licensed Instructor for Law and Real EstateWashington State Department of Licensing2012
Best Selling AuthorReal Estate Law (
Clients' Choice Award (Real Estate)Avvo2012
Editor's Choice Award ("The New Rise in Real Estate")America's Premier Experts2012
Clients' Choice Award (Business)Avvo2012
Featured Attorney (Business)Avvo2012
Featured Attorney (Real Estate)Avvo2012
Featured Attorney (Litigation)Avvo2012
Premier Expert in Law and Real EstateAmerica's Premier Experts2011
Expert Advisor (Law and Real Estate)National Association of Expert Advisors2011
Certified Short Sale NegotiatorReal Estate Negotiation Institute2011
Certified Distressed Property ExpertDistressed Property Institute2009
EditorWashington Law Review1990
Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Washington1988
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyHochman Legal Group, PLLC2002 - Present
Of CounselKutak Rock, LLP2000 - 2001
Senior AssociateJameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard, PLLC1996 - 1999
AssociateLane Powell, PC1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonAdmitted1997 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Sammamish Chamber of CommercePresident2006 - 2007
International Council of Shopping CentersLawyer Member2000 - 2007
Washington Law ReviewEditor1989 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Loveland v. JavelonaN/A
Glacier Water Co. v. Unique Beverage Company, LLCPlaintiff's claims dismissed with prejudice.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Robert ShupeAward of money judgment and attorneys fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The New Rise in Real EstateEliminate Your Debt At No Cost: How to Hire a Top Notch Real Estate Lawyer2012
Washington Law ReviewPost-Employment Lobbying Restrictions on the Legislative Branch of Government1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of WashingtonPolitical Science and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA Annual Real Estate Spring Update CLELegal Ethics2014
Short Sale GeniusLegal Issues in Short Sale Negotiations and Foreclosure Law2013
Real Estate SeminarShort Sales and Legal Issues2009
National Short Sale and Law ConferenceShort Sales, Loan Modifications and Legal Issues2009
Mortgage Lending LawLoan Modifications and Legal Issues2009
Legal Issues in the Mortgage Lending IndustryLoan Modifications, Forensic Loan Audits and Legal Topics2009
Legal Issues in Real EstateShort Sales, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law2009
Eastside Agent PanelShort Sales and Real Estate Law2009
Congressional UpdateLawyer Loan Modification Program2009
Congressional RoundtableReal Estate Law and Mortgage Lending2009
Chambers of CommerceOperating a Successful Business and Avoiding Legal Liability2007