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. He attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor. 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. He 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. Mr. Hoffer currently volunteers on the regional board for Teach for America San Antonio. He is or has been a member of the Texas City Attorneys Association/Texas Municipal League, Texas Council of School Attorneys, Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce, Judson ISD Education Foundation, Inc., Education Law Association, the Military Child Education Coalition and National Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys.
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 by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters).
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)