Steven E. Hoffman, a founding member of Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly, graduated from George Washington University in 1988 and subsequently graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1991. Steve is admitted to both the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and to practice before the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Steve devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters with a particular emphasis on defending employment-related litigation and civil rights actions.
Through his litigation practice, Steve has extensive experience with employment discrimination and harassment cases. Steve has tried a number of restrictive covenant and trade secrets claims and has also represented clients in cases involving wage and hour issues, including handling collective actions brought under the FLSA.
Steve has defended manufacturers and retailers in products liability cases. He has also represented doctors, lawyers, and other professionals in malpractice claims. Steve has tried and handled a variety of personal injury matters both for injured plaintiffs and for defendants.
Steve is frequently called upon by student athletes across Pennsylvania to represent them in challenging eligibility determinations made by the PIAA and local districts.
Steve has tried numerous cases in the federal and state courts located throughout the Pennsylvania. He has argued before all of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts and has recently successfully defended a local municipality before the Supreme Court of the United States in a First Amendment lawsuit. He 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. Formerly, he served as an Assistant Northampton County Solicitor. He is a resident of the City of Allentown and served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown.