Our main goal has always been to provide people with exceptional legal care while treating them with respect, understanding and compassion.  At our firm, you are not just another client number or another receivable.  Here your concerns and goals mean something to our team.

Established originally in 2009 as Hoffman & Mancini, PC, the firm was founded on treating clients as if they were family, after the disappointing personal experiences of our founders with their own legal needs.  Seeing people being treated as nothing but a receivable when they were dealing with life changing issues shocked our original founders and gave them the ambition of establishing a different type of law firm, one that put its client’s needs above their own.

This need to provide exceptional family friendly legal care has been carried on in the vision of our founder Melissa Hoffman Spears under the Hoffman Law Firm, PC.  Under her guidance, the firm continues its long standing of treating you with compassion, understanding and respect.

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Melissa Hoffman Spears is the founding attorney of Hoffman Law Firm whose practice is propelled by her dedication and passion for alleviating the tension and anxiety commonly experienced by many individuals involved in family law cases while helping clients navigate the complexities of the judiciary and the legal system.  Ms. Spears has collaborated with clients to achieve successful results in all aspects of family law matters and currently concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce, custody, parenting time, and domestic violence.

Ms. Spears offers clients the benefit of the wealth of knowledge and skill that she acquired, in related areas of law, including real estate, tax sale foreclosure, landlord tenant, and bankruptcy, which compliment Ms. Spears’s present focus on exclusive family law practice.  While previously representing creditors in foreclosure proceedings, Ms. Spears gained an intimate understanding of the perspective, interests, and priorities of mortgage lenders and finance companies, which now enables Ms. Spears to develop creative and dynamic strategies to accomplish clients’ goals for equitably distributing assets during divorce actions.  Ms. Spears’s former practice in these related areas of law particularly qualifies her to advise clients about financial options which are both realistic and sustainable long term, as well as to help clients effectuate their preferred solutions.

Prior Experience

Hoffman Law Firm, PC

            Founder (2014-present)

Hoffman & Mancini, PC

            Founding Partner (2007-2014)

Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

            Associate (2004-2007)

Honig & Greenberg

            Associate (2003-2004)

Education

J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2003

B.S., Rutgers University (Camden), 1998

Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2003

State of New Jersey, 2003

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2003

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010

Professional Associations

New Jersey State Bar Association

Gloucester County Bar Association

Political Appointments

Mayor, Borough of Clayton, 2008 – 2009

Councilwoman, Borough of Clayton, 2004-2008 (President, 2006 term)

New Jersey Democrat Presidential Campaign Committee for Diversity, 2008

Secretary, Gloucester County Democrat Committee, 2008-2010

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