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ATTORNEYS

Robert A. Schulman, Partner

Ricardo R. Lopez, Partner

Joseph E. Hoffer, Partner

Jason M. Adelstein, Partner

Janet V. Robertson, Partner

Michael Higgins, Of Counsel

Allen M. Keller, Senior Associate

Bryan P. Dahlberg, Senior Associate

Adam Courtin, Senior Associate

Christopher Schulz, Senior Associate

Maia Levenson, Associate

A. Davut Atik, Associate

Celina Warren, Associate

 

STAFF

Ramón Medina, Legal Investigator

Mary Zaiontz, Paralegal

Cynthia Pacheco, Paralegal

Regina Karako, Paralegal

Amy Reed, Legal Assistant

Tina Ashmore, Business and Accounts Coordinator

JOSEPH E. HOFFER, Partner

Joseph "Joe" Hoffer's practice areas include: (1) civil litigation; (2) labor and employment; (3) board governance including due process hearings and grievances, open meetings act and public information act; (4) business transactions including public procurement and contracting, False Claims Act, trademark and copyright, and inter-local and shared services arrangements; (5) student law including special education, discipline, civil rights and grievances; and (6) administrative law, including appeals of state agency action. 

Education, Honors, Affiliations & Admissions

Mr. Hoffer attended Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos receiving his B.A. summa cum laude in 2003.  He attended St. Mary's University School of Law receiving his J.D. in 2006; While in law school, Mr. Hoffer served on the Editorial Board of the St. Mary's Law Journal, serving as Research/Articles Editor his third year and as a staff writer his second year. Mr. Hoffer was on the law school Dean's List and graduated in the top of his class.

Mr. Hoffer is admitted by the Supreme Court of Texas, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Hoffer is a member of the State Bar of Texas Administrative and Public Law Section, School Law Section, and Labor and Employment Law Section; He is also a member of the Texas City Attorneys Association/Texas Municipal League; Texas Council of School Attorneys; Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce; Judson Education Foundation, Inc.; Education Law Association; the Military Child Education Coalition; and National Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys.

Recognitions

Mr. Hoffer was recognized as a Best Lawyer in the legal field by the Scene in SA magazine in 2012, and as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star consecutively for 2015 and 2016. 

Publications


Qui Tam: Survival of the Action and Fate of the Proceeds Following the Death of the Relator. For the King and For Himself . . . And His Heirs, 37 St. Mary's L.J. 199 (2005)   

 

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