Lee Hoffoss

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lake Charles, LA

Hoffoss Devall, LLC
 | 517 W. College St., Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: 337-900-0000
Fax: 337-433-2055
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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    As a native of Louisiana, John Lee Hoffoss, Jr., understands the Lake Charles community and the hardships people face after suffering a personal injury. He is able to use his position at Hoffoss Devall to guide clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives, advocating for them in the courtroom and in settlement discussions. Outside his practice, Mr. Hoffoss enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children.

    Mr. Hoffoss' work ethic is rooted in his education. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University and earned a Master of Arts degree in 2001 from the same school. He went on to graduate magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center in 2004.

    Through memberships with organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C., and the North American Brain Injury Society, Mr. Hoffoss has access to a national network of resources that are essential when building a case against a negligent defendant. He is also a part of local groups such as the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice.

    Each of these activities enables Mr. Hoffoss to provide outstanding representation following an industrial accident, car crash, work injury or a collision involving a commercial vehicle. As a skilled litigator, he is admitted to practice before all state courts in Louisiana and Texas; the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016

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    About Lee Hoffoss

    Admitted: 2004, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: http://www.hdinjurylaw.com/personal-injury-attorneys/lee-hof...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Louisiana Association for Justice, For outstanding and highly dedicated service to the legal profession and the Association

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
    • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Council Representative District 14 (LA), Representative
    • Louisiana, 2004
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2004
    • American Association for Justice
    • American Bar Association / GP Solo Division, Member Strategic Planning Committee and Sponsors Committee
    • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Immediate Past Chair, Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary  
    • North American Brain Injury Association
    • Texas State Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2004
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2007
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Texas, 2010
    • Judge Albert Tate, Jr. American Inns of Court, Program Chair, 2005 – 2011
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors
    • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Associate, 2010 – Present
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Council, American Bar Association Representative
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2004
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
    • American Bar Association
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
    • Louisiana Association for Justice
    • Louisiana State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair-Elect

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • North American Brain Injury Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Balance Billing - The Theft of Your Client's Money, Louisiana Association for Justice
    • Balance Billing - Protecting Your Client's Settlement Funds and Recent Updates, Louisiana Association For Justice
    • CLE presentation in New York City for the Louisiana State Bar Association comparing Louisiana statutory private rights of action in comparison with the other 49 states., Private Right of Action for Statutory Violations, Louisiana State Bar Association - New York, NY CLE 2014

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Guillory v. Progressive Insurance, et al  - obtained a $600,000+ judgment for an individual who had been struck from the rear and needed future hip replacements, while continuing to run marathons and 5K runs, 2011
    • Atherton v. Calcasieu Parish, et al - obtained a $1,600,000 verdict against Calcasieu Parish and Union Pacific Railroad for failing to warn a motorist of a closed railroad crossing., 2010
    • Desselle v. Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. - lead counsel resulting in settlement of $5,900,000 for a class of plaintiffs illegally billed by Acadian Ambulance, 2014
    • Vice v. Christus St. Patrick Hospital - Lead counsel resulting in settlement of $3,000,000 for class of plaintiffs illegally billed by Christus St. Patrick Hospital, 2014
    • Smith v. Praetorian Insurance - obtained a $600,000 settlement for an individual who was shot in the legs in a hunting accident, 2012
    • Guillory v. Liberty Mutual Insurance - obtained a $1,100,000 settlement for wrongful death of a motorist, 2007
    • Gauthier v. Ace American Insurance Company - obtained a $1,300,000 settlement for welder struck rearended in MVA, 2012
    • Moore v. F. Miller Construction, LLC - obtained a $1,000,000 settlement for a Jones Act seaman with a traumatic brain injury, 2012
    • Alpers v. Liberty Mutual Insurance - obtained an $800,000 settlement for a worker who was struck in the leg with a casing pipe, resulting in a tib/fib fracture and chronic vascular insufficiency, 2008
    • Hillman v. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital - Lead counsel in class action of patients illegally billed by Lake Charles Memorial Hospital resulting in settlement of $1,625,000.00, 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • President's Award - Louisiana Association for Justice, 2013

    Educational Background:

    • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, B.A., cum laude, Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Order of Omega, Major: History, Minor in English, 2000
    • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, M.A., Major: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2001
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    517 W. College St.
    Lake Charles, LA 70605

    Phone: 337-900-0000

    Fax: 337-433-2055

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