Auditor Joe Harn endorses Joseph Hoffman for judge

By From page A16 | May 04, 2012

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn announced April 18 he is endorsing local attorney and Judge Pro Tem Joseph Hoffman for judge. Harn joins Superior Court judges including Douglas Phimister, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies, local attorneys and citizens who support Hoffman.

“Today’s fiscal burdens on our congested courts require the style of judicial leadership Joseph Hoffman will provide,” said Harn. “He is respected for being a decisive, consistent and fair practitioner who gets things done. Taxpayers cannot afford indecision and unnecessary delays, which is why judges and the local legal community agree we need Joseph Hoffman on the bench.”

Hoffman has handled hundreds of cases in El Dorado County since founding his private law practice in 1995. He has also served as an El Dorado County Superior Court judge pro tem since 2001, and as a local private judge sought by attorneys on both sides for fair and expeditious decisions.

About Joseph Hoffman: Attorney and Judge Pro Tem Joseph Hoffman has dedicated his entire career to providing just and equitable outcomes for local individuals, families and small-businesses owners. Married 16 years, Hoffman and wife Sheri have two children, and live in El Dorado County. Contributing to his community, he coaches AAU basketball, and is a Rotarian and American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, Class XIV. Hoffman earned a Juris Doctor degree and dean’s list honors from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from U.C. Davis in 1991. He passed the California State Bar exam on his first attempt. For more information, please visit

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