Howard B. Hoffman

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Rockville, Maryland

Hoffman Employment Law, LLC
Howard B. Hoffman
Hoffman Employment Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1999

Education: The University of Maryland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

Hoffman Employment Law, LLC

600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20852 Visit website


The founder of Hoffman Employment Law, LLC, Howard B. Hoffman handles a variety of matters relating to that practice area. He represents clients throughout the state of Maryland from the firm’s offices in Rockville. Admitted to practice in Maryland since 1999, Mr. Hoffman is additionally admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Mr. Hoffman divides his labor and employment representation between companies and employees. With regard to the latter, he has helped them with their pursuit of claims involving workplace sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, including minimum wage and overtime, and discrimination that is prohibited by a variety of federal and state laws.

Mr. Hoffman additionally represents employers of all sizes, working with them on human resources issues and other matters. He has prepared and reviewed employee manuals as well as a variety of contracts, including employment agreements, trade secrets and noncompete agreements. Mr. Hoffman has also appeared in state and federal courts as well as before agencies with respect to claims that have been filed against his clients involving wages, discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and harassment. He regularly provides training sessions for upper management on litigation risk avoidance and other topics, and he has helped companies with their employment immigration law compliance.

Mr. Hoffman has lectured and written extensively on topics related to his practice area. A graduate of what is now known as the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, he possesses a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Immigration: Business

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Labor Law, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 20% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Immigration: Business

First Admitted: 1999, Maryland

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Maryland, December, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2015
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit), 2004
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland, 2000
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • March 2014, Lorman Education Services, "Employee Handbooks in Maryland"
  • 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)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, USERRA Requires All Employers To Provide Military Leave, The Maryland Daily Record (September 2001)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Ingrate Employee v. Cheapskate Employer: Let The Bonus Wars Begin, The Maryland Daily Record (March 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, Four Common Myths In Drafting Employee Handbooks, MSBA Bar Bulletin (June 2002)
  • Howard B. Hoffman, Giving Employees One More Reasons to Complain: The New FLSA White-Collar Regulations, MSBA Bar Bulletin (January 2005)
  • Contributing Revisions Editor: American Bar Association's Employment Litigation Handbook, 2007
  • Contributing Revisions Editor: Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA/ABA), 2002—2016
  • Contributing Revisions Editor: Age Discrimination in Employment Law (BNA/ABA), 2005—2006
  • June 2000 / July 2001, Lorman Education Services, "Drafting The Employee Handbook"
  • July 2000, Lorman Education Services, "Family and Medical Leave Act"
  • June 2001, National Business Institute, "Human Resources Law"
  • June 2002 / September 2002, Lorman Education Services, "Drafting Bonus and Commission Pay Plans"
  • November 2004, Lorman Education Services, "Ring Around The White Collar: Understanding The FLSA (New and Old)"
  • February 2005, Lorman Education Services, "Employee Handbooks in Maryland: Everything You Need to Know To Keep You Out of Trouble"
  • June 2007, Sterling Education Services, "Immigration and Employment Law Update: Hiring and Retaining Foreign and Domestic Workers"
  • June 2008, Lorman Education Services, "Payroll Fundamentals"
  • December 2012, Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, "Bringing Your First FLSA Collective Action: The Guts and Glory Of Overtime Wage Cases"
  • Law Journal: Associate Editor, University of Maryland School of Law, The Business Lawyer (ABA Publication), 1998-1999
Educational Background:
  • 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
  • Recipient: Employment Law Prize, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Recipient: Joseph Bernstein Prize (Excellence in Legal Writing), University of Maryland School of Law, 1999
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Williams et al. v. ezStorage Corp., 2011
  • Dorsey et al. v. The Greene Turtle Franchising Corp., 2010 WL 3655544 (D. Md. 2010) (Blake, J.) (represented employees; grant of conditional certification of FLSA collective action)
  • Rose v. New Day Financial, et al., 2011
  • Miller v. Hamm, et al. 2011 WL 9185, 2011
  • Durham v. Jones, US District Court Maryland (jury verdict of $1,112,200.00 in First Amendment retaliation case), 2012
  • Andrew v. Clark, 561 F.3d 261 (4th Cir. 2009)
  • Wyckoff v. Maryland State Police, 522 F.Supp.2d 730 (D. Md. 2007)
  • Chapman et al. v. Ourisman Chevrolet Co., Inc., 2011 WL 2651867 (D. Md. 2011) (Williams, J.)
Industry Groups:
  • Auto
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Restaurants

Office location for Howard B. Hoffman

600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 866-572-3133


9 Years Super Lawyers
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