Representative Cases


Many of the well-known reported decisions in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland addressing employer and employee rights, as well as civil rights, are cases that Howard B. Hoffman has either prosecuted (represented the employee) or defended (represented the employer).  Three of the most important decisions involving the First Amendment rights of law enforcement whistleblowers, decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, are cases that Hoffman Employment Law, LLC has prosecuted on behalf law enforcement whistleblowers.  In over twenty years of practice, it is extraordinarily rare for a single attorney to make such an impact on the development of employment and civil rights law. 

These notable and widely cited decisions include, but are not limited to:

  • Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc. v. Crenson, et al.

    Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Inc. v. Crenson, et al., 2015 WL 268665 (D. Md. 2015) (Bredar, J.) (represented cat rescue whose First Amendment retaliation lawsuit survived Motion to Dismiss; holding that cat rescue banned by Baltimore County Animal Services stated First Amendment (free speech) claim). Read On

  • Durham v. Rapp, et al.

    Durham v. Rapp, et al. 64 F.Supp.3d 740 (D. Md. 2014) (Bredar J.) (represented former law enforcement officer seeking police recertification; Court denied motion to dismiss filed by Maryland Police Training Commission in a lawsuit alleging the Maryland Police Training Commission retaliated agains... Read On

  • Mould v. NJG Food Service, Inc.

    Mould v. NJG Food Service, Inc., 37 F.Supp.3d 762 (D. Md. 2014) (Bredar, J.) (represented employer in a case alleging, among other things, retaliation for filing an unpaid minimum wage and overtime wage case; Court dismissed employee's retaliation and other claim). Read On

  • Yoder v. The O'Neil Group, LLC

    Yoder v. The O'Neil Group, LLC, et al., 2017 WL 6206074 (D. Md. Dec. 8, 2017) (Chasanow, J.) (represented attorney whistleblower in case arising under the anti-retaliation provisions of Section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; Court denied employer's Motion f... Read On

  • Saman v. LBDP, Inc.

    Saman v. LBDP, Inc., 2013 WL 2949047 (D. Md. June 13, 2013) (Chasanow, J.) (represented employer in FLSA case; Court partially denied legal fees to employee's attorney and addressed the standard for settlement of FLSA cases; case has been cited widely in more than 65 other FLSA cases pending in F... Read On

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