Practice areas

Transportation/Maritime, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Railroad Accident, Transportation Law, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

Paul T. Hofmann, the managing partner at Hofmann & Schweitzer, specializes in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular focus on maritime, railroad, and construction site accidents. His practice is based in New York City, and he extends his legal services to clients across New York state and throughout the United States. Mr. Hofmann is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

Within the realm of maritime law, Mr. Hofmann advocates for workers who have suffered injuries on the job, as well as the surviving family members in cases of fatal accidents. He has handled various cases governed by the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, encompassing individuals such as seamen, longshoremen, cruise ship crew members, ship builders, fishermen, and dock workers, among others. Throughout his career, Mr. Hofmann has secured substantial compensation for his clients, whether through jury awards following trials or through negotiated settlements with defendants and their insurance providers.

Mr. Hofmann has achieved similarly favorable outcomes on behalf of railroad and construction workers and their surviving relatives. His peers have recognized his successes, bestowing upon him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating via Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. He is also a frequent speaker on topics related to his legal expertise and holds a degree in law from New York Law School, graduating in 1981. Additionally, he is an active member of several professional organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® facilitates the peer review rating process, which encompasses evaluations of legal ability and general ethical standards based on anonymous opinions from members of the legal community and the judiciary.

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