Howard B. Hoffman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Rockville, MD

Hoffman Employment Law, LLC
 | 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-251-3752
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Immigration: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Since 2002, the law firm of Hoffman Employment Law, LLC, located in Rockville, has assisted countless clients working to overcome legal challenges in the areas of employment law. Founding attorney Howard B. Hoffman practices employment law throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia in a variety of employment and labor law matters, including:

• Investigations
• Contract negotiations
• Employer defense
• Wage-and-hour disputes
• Whistleblowers/qui tam
• Discrimination
• Harassment
• Employer retaliation

Mr. Hoffman began his legal career in 1999 after earning his law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and his approval to practice law in the state of Maryland. In 2007, The District of Columbia Bar granted him admission, and the Virginia State Bar followed suit in 2015. Today, he assists clients from all three jurisdictions by providing both representation and counsel.

Over the course of Mr. Hoffman's career, he has served as counsel on a number of landmark cases, including Durham v. Jones, which resulted in a judgment of more than $1 million for his client. This and his many other successful outcomes have given Mr. Hoffman an excellent reputation as both a dedicated client advocate and a skilled trial attorney.

In addition to his work on behalf of his clients, Mr. Hoffman also works for the benefit of the legal community. He is a regular guest speaker at industry functions, an accomplished author on legal topics and an active member of a number of organizations, including the American Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment & Labor
  • 40%Employment & Labor
  • 10%Immigration
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About Howard Hoffman

Admitted: 1999, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Law Journal: Associate Editor, The Business Lawyer (ABA Publication), 1998-1999
  • Giving Employees One More Reason to Complain: The New FLSA White-Collar Regulations, Maryland State Bar Association Bulletin
  • Ingrate Employee v. Cheapskate Employer: Let The Bonus Wars Begin, The Maryland Daily Record
  • Dances with Wolves: Ragsdale v. Wolverine Worldwide and The Life and Death Of A DOL Regulation, The Maryland Daily Record
  • Four Common Myths in Drafting Employee Handbooks, Maryland State Bar Association Bulletin
  • USERRA Requires All Employers To Provide Military Leave, The Maryland Daily Record
  • 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


  • 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.)
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Office Location for Howard B. Hoffman

600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-251-3752

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Last Updated: 1/26/2020

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