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Steven K. Hoffman


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For his entire legal career, Steven Hoffman has devoted himself to resolving the many and varied sorts of disputes that arise in the employment relationship.

One of the founding members of James & Hoffman, P.C., Steven K. Hoffman has been litigating and trying cases in state and federal courts and administrative agencies and before private dispute resolution tribunals, both in this country and abroad, for some twenty years. Focusing primarily on the employment relationship, broadly defined, he has represented a wide variety of individual and institutional clients, including labor unions, on issues ranging from attempts to stymie the operations of labor organizations through the use of the federal racketeering statutes to an academic researcher’s entitlement to academic freedom to the protections afforded by federal, state and local anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws. Mr. Hoffman has also assisted numerous clients in negotiating employment agreements and making their way through the treacherous terrain of non-competition and trade secret law.

Prior to the formation of James and Hoffman, Mr. Hoffman was associated with the Washington, D.C. law firm Rogovin, Huge and Lenzner and a partner at the New York firm Donovan Leisure, Newton and Irvine. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Bars of numerous federal trial and appellate courts. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating achievable by attorneys, was voted a District of Columbia Super Lawyer and Lawdragon listed him as one of the 500 Leading Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in 2021, 2022 & 2023.

Mr. Hoffman graduated from Duke University in 1970 (Phi Beta Kappa) and received his Ph.D. in American Literature from Duke 1976. After teaching literature at the University level, he received his law degree from the Yale Law School in 1984. Mr. Hoffman resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife, the Honorable Sandra Evans.