Hoffman seeks judgeship

By From page A1 | December 11, 2013

judicial candidate Joseph Hoffman.  Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Joseph Hoffman

Local attorney and Judge Pro Tem Joseph Hoffman has formally announced his candidacy for El Dorado County Superior Court Judge, Office 5. With broad legal and judicial experience spanning 19 years, Hoffman is endorsed by Superior Court judges, the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, local prosecutors and individual peace officers.

“Our financial resources continue to be pressed in today’s courts,” said Hoffman. “I will apply the law as it is written, respect citizens’ constitutional rights, and make fair and timely rulings to help ease our congested judicial system.”

Hoffman, 44, has handled hundreds of cases in El Dorado County since founding his private law practice in 1995. He has also served as a Superior Court judge pro tem since 2001, and as a private judge retained by both parties’ attorneys for faster decisions than the courts typically provide.

“Joe Hoffman knows our court system and has the experience to preside over the wide variety of cases judges face every day,” said El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel Proud. “Having witnessed his work for many years, I know Joe to be decisive and fair, qualities we need in our courts. He will be an outstanding Superior Court judge for the citizens of El Dorado County.”

Hoffman is active in the community as a coach in youth sports and legal advisor to Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. He also belongs to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Posse and local Chambers of Commerce, and serves on the board of directors for Easter Seals Superior California.

About Joseph Hoffman: Local attorney and Judge Pro Tem Joseph Hoffman has dedicated his entire career to providing just and equitable outcomes for local individuals, families and small-business owners. Married 17 years, Hoffman and wife Sheri have two children, and live in El Dorado County. Active in his community, he coaches AAU basketball and is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, Class XIV. Hoffman holds a Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UC Davis. He passed the California State Bar exam on his first attempt.

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