About

Howard B. Hoffman, Esquire

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Juris Doctorate:  Awarded May 1999, with honors (top 15% of graduating class)
    • Law Journal:  Associate Editor, The Business Lawyer (ABA Publication) (1998-1999)
    • Recipient:  Employment Law Prize
    • Recipient:  Joseph Bernstein Prize (Excellence in Legal Writing) 1999
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate Candidate (1996-1997) (top 7% of first year class)
    • Dean’s Honor List:  Fall 1996/Spring 1997
  • University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland
    • Bachelor of Arts:  Awarded 1992

Teaching

Teaching is an essential attribute of a good lawyer.  It demonstrates depth and confidence in a subject area, and it demonstrates both public recognition and public speaking ability.  Howard B. Hoffman has been honored to teach numerous seminars for both fellow lawyers and laypersons alike, including the following:

  • March 2014, Lorman Education Services, "Employee Handbooks in Maryland."
  • December 2012, Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, "Bringing Your First FLSA Collective Action: The Guts and Glory Of Overtime Wage Cases."
  • June 2008, Lorman Education Services, "Payroll Fundamentals."
  • June 2007, Sterling Education Services, "Immigration and Employment Law Update: Hiring and Retaining Foreign and Domestic Workers."
  • February 2005, Lorman Education Services, "Employee Handbooks in Maryland: Everything You Need to Know To Keep You Out of Trouble."
  • November 2004, Lorman Education Services, "Ring Around The White Collar: Understanding The FLSA (New and Old)."
  • June 2002 / September 2002, Lorman Education Services, "Drafting Bonus and Commission Pay Plans."
  • June 2001, National Business Institute, "Human Resources Law."
  • July 2000, Lorman Education Services, "Family and Medical Leave Act."
  • June 2000 / July 2001, Lorman Education Services, "Drafting The Employee Handbook."

Articles & Publications

As a member of a learned profession, participating in legal publications as well as publishing noteworthy legal articles is an essential attribute of a good lawyer.  Legal writing demonstrates mastery of a practice area.  Howard B. Hoffman has either authored or participated in the publication of the following notable articles and publications:

  • Contributing Revisions Editor: Age Discrimination in Employment Law (BNA/ABA), 2005—2006;
  • Contributing Revisions Editor:  Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA/ABA), 2002—2016;
  • Contributing Revisions Editor:  American Bar Association's Employment Litigation Handbook, 2007.
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Giving Employees One More Reasons to Complain: The New FLSA White-Collar Regulations, MSBA Bar Bulletin (January 2005)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Four Common Myths In Drafting Employee Handbooks, MSBA Bar Bulletin (June 2002)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Dances with Wolves:  Ragsdale v. Wolverine Worldwide and The Life and Death Of A DOL Regulation, The Maryland Daily Record (April 2002)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Ingrate Employee v. Cheapskate Employer:  Let The Bonus Wars Begin, The Maryland Daily Record (March 2002)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, USERRA Requires All Employers To Provide Military Leave, The Maryland Daily Record (September 2001)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Consumer Bankruptcy Filers and Pre-Petition Consumer Credit Counseling:  Is Congress Trying To Place The Fox In Charge of The Hen House?, 54 The Business Lawyer 1629 (August 1999) (published by the American Bar Association)

Media Listings

An attorney whose cases and work are followed by the press demonstrates not just notoriety, but that other clients have trusted that lawyer with important legal work.  Howard B. Hoffman is regularly in the press for many different noteworthy cases, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Deputy Gets Powers Back," The Maryland Daily Record, pg. 1A, Aug. 14, 2013
  • "Tip & Fight; Famed Baltimore Restaurant Sip & Bite on the Hook for Unfair Labor Practices," Baltimore City Paper ("Mobtown Beat" column), Aug. 21, 2013
  • "Sheriff Owes Deputy $1.1M," The Maryland Daily Record, pg. 1A, December 11, 2013 
  • "Pet Peeve - Outcry Over Baltimore County Animal Shelter Erupts in Free-Speech Lawsuit," Baltimore City Paper ("Mobtown Beat" column), June 4, 2014
  • "State Courts Can Decide Overtime Disputes, Enhance Damages," The Maryland Daily Record, pg. 1A, Aug. 18, 2014
  • "OC eatery loses wage case for failure to pay overtime," OC Today, Jan. 8, 2016
  • "Lawsuit: Bethesda Law Firm knowingly over-billed client," The Maryland Daily Record, pg. 1A, March 31, 2016
  • State Reaches Settlement in Ex-Deputy’s Suit Against Baltimore Sheriff,” The Baltimore Sun, January 2, 2017

Admissions

  • State of Maryland, December, 1999
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit), 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2010
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2015

Contact Us

600 Jefferson Plaza, Ste. 304 Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone: 301.251.3752 - Fax: 301.251.3753

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