Judge Phimister endorses Hoffman for judge

By From page B1 | February 19, 2014

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas C. Phimister has endorsed local attorney and Judge Pro Tem Joseph Hoffman for judge. A criminal-court jurist since 2003, Phimister joins other Superior Court judges, prosecutors, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Association, local attorneys and citizens countywide who support Hoffman.

“Without reservation, Joe Hoffman is the best choice for judge,” said Phimister. “Joe will bring relevant experience and integrity to the bench. He is intelligent, fair and respects the law as it is written. Equally important is Joe’s ability to be decisive and consistent.”

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 private judge sought by attorneys on both sides for fair and expeditious decisions.

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-businesses 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. For more information, please visit

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