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David A. Hoffman
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David A. Hoffman



David A. Hoffman, Esq. is a mediator, arbitrator, and Collaborative Law attorney. He also teaches three courses at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law. He has mediated and arbitrated over 2,000 cases ranging from business, family, and employment matters to personal injury, professional liability, construction, and discrimination cases. Along with his colleagues at Boston Law Collaborative, David provides training in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, unconscious bias, and the psychology of conflict.

Law Firm:

Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

Areas of Expertise:

Family Law
Family Business Conflicts

Degrees, Certifications, Awards:

J.D. Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), 1984
M.A. Cornell University (American Studies), 1974
A.B., Princeton University (summa cum laude), 1970
Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Civil Trial Mediators
D'Alemberte-Ravel Award from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
Scholar-Mentor Award from Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Founders Award, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
Certified Mediator, Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation


Top Lawyer: 2021


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