Steven E. Hoffman

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • District of New Jersey
    • Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
    • J.D., 1991
  • George Washington University
    • B.A., 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Northampton County Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Governors (1995-1997)
    • Chair, Civil Rules Committee (2006-2008)

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Publications

Presentations

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Reported Cases

  • Knoll v. City of Allentown, 707 F.3d 406 (3d Cir. 2013)
  • Canot v. City of Easton, 37 A.3d 53 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2012)
  • Syed v. YWCA of Hanover, 906 F.Supp.2d 345 (M.D. Pa. 2012)
  • Star v. Rosenthal, 884 F.Supp.2d 319 (E.D. Pa. 2012)
  • Ade v. KidsPeace Corp., 698 F.Supp.2d 501 (E.D. Pa. 2010)
  • Smith v. City of Allentown, 589 F .3d 684 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • Harkness v. UCBR, 591 Pa. 543, 920 A.2d 162 (2007)
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Steven E. Hoffman, a member of the firm and chair of its Pennsylvania office Litigation Department, devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters with a particular emphasis on defending employment related litigation and civil rights actions.

Steve has extensive experience with employment discrimination and harassment cases. Steve has tried a number of restrictive covenant and trade secrets claims and represents clients in cases involving wage and hour issues including handling collective actions brought under the FLSA.

 

Steve frequently defends manufacturers and retailers in products liability cases and represents doctors, lawyers and other professionals in malpractice claims. He also represents clients in a variety of personal injury matters.

 

Steve has tried numerous cases in the federal and state courts located throughout the eastern and central parts of Pennsylvania. He has argued before all of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts and is frequently called upon by other attorneys and the Court to serve as a mediator or an arbitrator.

 

Steve began his career as the law clerk to the Honorable Robert Simpson, Jr. of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas. He served as Assistant Northampton County Solicitor. A resident of the City of Allentown, Steve is on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown.

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Presentations

  • Attorneys Present "Employment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania"
  • "The Growing Tension: Privacy, Due Process and Security Within the Public Sector," Northampton County Bench Bar Conference, October, 2012
  • “Civil Litigation,” People’s Law School, Northampton County Community College, October, 2009
  • "Deposition Strategies,” Insurance Society of Philadelphia, March, 2009
  • “The So-Called Employee Free Choice Act,” Northampton County Bar Association, January, 2009
  • “Civil Litigation,” People’s Law School, Northampton County Community College, October, 2008
  • “Employment Discrimination Claims: What to Expect and How to Defend Your Business,” Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino, October, 2008
  • “Employment Law from A to Z,” Lorman Education Services, April, 2008
  • “Civil Practice in Eastern Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, February, 2008
  • “Blurring the Line on the Practice of Law, the Aftermath of the Harkness Decision,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December, 2007
  • “Civil Litigation,” People’s Law School, Northampton County Community College, October, 2007
  • “Basic Understanding of Section 1983 Civil Rights Actions,” Northampton County Bar Association, October, 2007
  • “Dealing with Insurance Companies,” Northampton County Bar Association, April, 2005
  • “Governmental and Sovereign Immunity in Pennsylvania,” Bar Association of Lehigh County, February, 2001

Reported Cases

  • Ade v. KidsPeace Corp., 698 F.Supp.2d 501 (E.D. Pa. 2010)
  • Smith v. City of Allentown, 589 F .3d 684 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • Harkness v. UCBR, 591 Pa. 543, 920 A.2d 162 (2007)
  • Harkness v. UCBR, 867 A.2d 728 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2005)
  • Gates v. Angle, 58 Pa. D.&C.4th 185 (C.P. Lehigh 2002)
  • Albert v. 2001 Legislative Reapportionment Commission, 567 Pa. 670, 790 A.2d 989 (2002)
  • Jones v. SEPTA, 567 Pa. 670, 790 A.2d 989 (2002)
  • Wilbur v. H & R Block, Inc., 170 F.Supp.2d 480 (M.D. Pa. 2000)
  • Irish v. Lehigh County Housing Authority, 751 A.2d 1201 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2000)
  • Ramirez v. PP&L, 41 Pa. D.&C.4th 344 (C.P. Lehigh 1999)
  • Commonwealth v. Fernsler, 715 A.2d 435 (Pa. Super. 1998)

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