Family Law / Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator / Post & Pre-Nuptuial Agreements / Cohabitation Agreements
Criminal Law / Arbitration
Landlord & Tenant / Traffic Infractions
Debt Collection / Guardian Ad Litem
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Robert Hoffman, is an attorney with over twenty-five years experience in family, civil and criminal law. Robert Hoffman has been a resident of Sarasota, Florida for eighteen years. Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of Fordham University and New York Law School. For over nine years, Mr. Hoffman was a trial court law clerk to the judiciary of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Florida which includes Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto Counties. In his position with the Circuit Court, Mr. Hoffman personally researched and wrote thousands of orders for the judiciary on criminal cases from the least serious cases to death penalty cases. Mr. Hoffman was promoted to Child Support Hearing Officer/Magistrate in 2008, where he made rulings on thousands of child support cases and other family court matters. Mr. Hoffman, in addition to being admitted to the Florida Bar, is also admitted to the New York State Bar, and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Mr. Hoffman is also a Florida Notary, Certified Signing Agent and a Florida Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Mr. Hoffman achieved certification in the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Mr. Hoffman began his legal career in Queens, New York City and moved to Florida in 1995. Mr. Hoffman practiced in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Citrus county, Florida prior to his moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1998. Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Sarasota Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Sarasota Chapter. Mr. Hoffman’s personal interests outside the law are exercise, running 5K’s and travel.
Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law
Activities and Societies: Journal of Human Rights, Articles Editor
Bachelor's degree, History
Mr. Hoffman has recently represented me in a complex and drawn-out divorce case. Since it was my first, I needed a competent, patient attorney to not only guide me through but also ensure it goes as well as possible - and was very lucky to have found him. Due to his diligence, demonstrated legal ability and sound advice, we ensured a very satisfactory outcome, but the process itself is also something that Mr. Hoffman handled very well. He was patient and addressed my many questions in an unexpectedly expeditious manner. I was very pleasantly surprised by how quickly he got back to me via email or phone, no matter how trivial the question may have seemed to me. His response usually took minutes - an amazingly fast turn-around time for a busy attorney. The other pleasant surprise was the all-inclusive, one-time pricing for his services. A one-time, reasonable fee really did cover all of his time and effort, with no additional charges, save for filing and recording fees. This upfront and complete payment took the stress out of paying the frustrating, ongoing attorney’s fees encountered in a typical divorce case. I would wholeheartedly and fully recommend Mr Hoffman as your attorney, especially in cases involving family law. In my case, I felt very lucky to have found him
and felt well-served throughout the process, with a real expert in my corner whose goal was the best possible outcome for his client.
Miroslav Nikolich, client
Robert is such a smart, well experienced lawyer. I had an injunction hearing this week. Robert was supportive, knowledgable, and well respected by his peers. His angle on things was well taken and you could hear his wealth of experience as he spoke. Robert made me feel very comfortable through this very stressful time.
Mary N, client
I am pleased to recommend Robert Hoffman to anyone who needs assistance in settling a family dispute in a fair and just manner. He was attentive to my concerns; asked the right questions; and offered the most reasonable options. I was very pleased with the settlement that he was able to negotiate.
Lisa S, client
Attorney Hoffman makes you feel comfortable from the moment you meet him. You’re not just a client to him, he truly cares. I Originally I went to another attorney in Sarasota. He took my money and did nothing. He was a no show at our first Appointment, that should have been our first red flag! We were lost and didn’t know what to do. I found Mr. Hoffman online emailed him at 7:30 in the morning by 8:30 I had a response. I continued throughout the day to email him questions and he responded quickly to everyone of them. I made an appointment with him and saw him later that day. He made a very complicated situation seemed very easy. He immediately put a plan of action together, tells you what he’s going to do and then does it. Mr. Hoffman made this divorce smooth. He completely restored my faith. His knowledge and service is outstanding. He’s not about the money. I can’t believe how many questions he answered for me throughout the day that he had to research. Mr. Hoffman is amazing. He certainly is a blessing to our family.