Firm Overview

The Law Office of Jeff D. Hoffman represents only individuals and small businesses in bankruptcy & debt reduction. We have been designated by Congress as a Debt Relief Agency.

Main Office

Main
825 Washington
Suite 330
Oakland  CA  94607

Phone
  • (510) 451-0290

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer free consultations with no obligation. They average around an hour, but vary by individual.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No. Fees are based on each client's individual circumstances, though chapter 13 bankruptcy fees are basically set by the court.

Hourly Rates

I charge a flat rate for bankruptcy petitions. Other work is either $400 per hour or a flat fee..

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emergency after hours by arrangement when absolutely necessary.

Office Manager

Linda A. Xyz

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes, for an hourly fee.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I meet with all clients initially for about an hour. My office manager prepares the bankruptcy petitions under my direction. I am always available to answer client questions, and I represent clients at the Meeting of Creditors.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Never. This is not generally applicable to consumer bankruptcy.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

No.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I was a trucker before becoming an attorney, so I can relate to what average people have to deal with. I am also very aggressive in protecting my clients from creditors who violate the Bankruptcy Code in a way that harms my clients.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I try to give clients as much information as possible about how the law relates to the issues in their cases. I am not opposed to anyone representing themselves in bankruptcy, but most people are better served by hiring an attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

No. Clients must fill out our forms in order for the process to work smoothly for them and us. We prepare all documents based on what the clients have filled out and documents they have provided.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, for an hourly fee. Some people can successfully navigate the bankruptcy process themselves, but most need an attorney in order to be successful. If I see that someone is not filling out forms correctly or has other serious issues, I recommend hiring someone, even if it is not us.

Jeff Hoffman

The Law Office of Jeff D. Hoffman was established June, 2003.

I meet with all clients initially for about an hour. My office manager prepares the bankruptcy petitions under my direction. I am always available to answer client questions, and I represent clients at the Meeting of Creditors.

License
  • Bar Number: 225569
    California , 2003

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