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Have you been injured? Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A. is a highly experienced law firm in Personal Injury, Defense Base Act, and Workers Compensations cases. We represent injured people and fight on your behalf to get you the payments and benefits you are entitled to for medical expenses, lost wages, and suffering. Since our law firm was established in 1984 we have resolved over 60,000 injury cases and our attorneys have over 200 years of combined legal experience. We offer a free consultation to explain how we can help.

No one is prepared to have an accident. It often feels overwhelming for a newly injured person and their family. Our experienced team of injury attorneys and paralegals puts those worries to rest. Our firm ensures our clients understand their rights and how their case will proceed. We work together with you to ensure the best possible result for your case and – most importantly – for your health by clear and prompt communication.

Choosing an injury firm means choosing who to trust with your health and medical care. Although we practice Workers’ Compensation throughout Florida, Personal Injury and Auto Accidents nationwide, and Defense Base Act worldwide, many clients choose Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A. because of our location in South Florida and our familiarity with the best medical resources available throughout Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Our clients can feel confident that their case AND health will have the best possible result in the hands of our firm. We are confident in our results, too, which is why we work on a contingent fee basis for our cases. We don't get paid until you get paid in auto accident cases, contingency means only when we win you a settlement, we get paid a percentage of the settlement for our services. Know that if we don’t win you a settlement then our firm doesn’t get anything, and you don’t owe us anything for our services. With the Defense Base Act cases, all of the settlement money goes to our clients and the insurance company pays our fees separately.

Too learn more about our contingency fee program, find out if you have a case, or answer any other question you have. We have a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation – just give us a call/text at 954-772-2644, fill out the contact form on the contact us page, or just click our CHAT icon. A consultation is an opportunity for you to ask us about your specific situation and we will explain what we can do to help – there is no obligation afterwards to hire us or file a claim, but some benefits you are entitled to may have time limitations to file a claim so we do recommend contacting us today. For instance in Florida, if you do not see a doctor within 14 days of your car crash, you just lost $10,000 in PIP benefits.

We are also available for in-person or virtual meetings at our main office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and after hours or off-site appointments at times convenient for you. At Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A. our clients come first, and we believe their lives should never be disrupted, which is why we offer video calls – that’s right, our representatives can video with you to discuss your case! We care, and it shows.

VIDEO WELCOME FROM JO ANN Managing Partner & Founder
Learn from Jo Ann Hoffman, Esq. about why she established the Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A. law firm and its mission to help injured people and workers.
  • FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation.
  • CONTIGENCY FEE BASIS – we get paid from your accident settlement when you do.
  • Defense Base Act fees are paid by the carrier not you.
  • We TEXT, CHAT, or VIDEO with you.
  • Injury cases have been our specialty since 1984.
  • Our legal team has over 200 years' combined experience.
  • As a privately managed firm, our clients receive prompt responses and personalized case management.
  • We fight for your best health, then your maximum settlement.
  • Your health comes first, we don’t settle until it is in YOUR best interest!
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  • Picture of Jo Ann Hoffman
    Jo Ann Hoffman, Esq.

    Jo Ann Hoffman has over 40 years of experience in Personal Injury, Defense Base Act and Workers’ Compensation cases representing the injured person. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude graduate of Indiana University and obtained a M.B. A. and a Law Degree with honors from Indiana University. Ms. Hoffman began her career litigating civil cases for the City of Indianapolis.


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    Christie Hoffman Gibbons, Esq.

    Christie Gibbons is an associate attorney with a diverse background and a profound commitment to helping individuals navigate intricate legal matters. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2023 where she received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership.


  • Picture of Angel R. Kirkconnell
    Angel R. Kirkconnell, Esq.

    Angel R. Kirkconnell represents the injured and their families, exclusively. Through aggressive advocacy, knowledge and preparation, Ms. Kirkconnell ensures that her clients receive all of the medical and indemnity afforded to them by law. Ms. Kirkconnell has the keen ability to exercise compassion and understanding and to obtain the best negotiated settlements possible.


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    Javier Ruiz, Esq.

    Javier Ruiz is an attorney litigating in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. He specializes in Longshore and Defense Base Act cases for the injured. Mr. Ruiz works to help injured individuals through difficult and trying times by providing aggressive litigation and advice essential to obtaining benefits for them and settlements.


  • Picture of Erik C. Bower
    Erik C. Bower, Esq.

    Erik Bower is an attorney practicing law in the fields of personal injury and workers’ compensation, with a focus on Defense Base Act cases.


  • Picture of Christopher A. O'Brien
    Christopher A. O'Brien, Esq.

    Mr. O'Brien is experienced in handling a range of complex cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.


  • Picture of Anthony J. Schiuma Esq.
    Anthony J. Schiuma, Esq.

    Prior to joining Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A., Anthony J. Schiuma worked for one of Florida's largest insurance defense law firms, where he litigated Workers' Compensation and Auto Accidents in the No-Fault Personal Injury Protection division.


  • Picture of Priscilla Perez, Esq.
    Priscilla Perez, Esq.

    Prior to joining Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A. Priscilla Perez worked as a Public Defender where she served as a division leader in the Felony Trial Division defending first degree felonies. The Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded Priscilla Perez an Award for receiving three not guilty verdicts in a row.


  • Picture of Maria S. Fischer, Esq.
    Maria S. Fischer, Esq.

    Maria Fischer is dedicated to helping those who have been injured through her trial advocacy and extensive litigation experience. She is committed to seeking justice and achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.


  • Picture of Jennifer Corbalan, Esq.
    Jennifer Corbalan, Esq.

    Prior to joining Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A., Jennifer Corbalan worked as an Associate Attorney in a law firm practicing First Party Property insurance litigation.


  • Picture of Garrett Espinosa, Esq.
    Garrett Espinosa, Esq.

    Garrett Espinosa graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Upon graduating, Garrett pursued a legal career by attending Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where he made Dean’s List and graduated with his Juris Doctor in May of 2021.


  • Picture of Diana Novo Esq.
    Diana Novo Esq.

    Diana Novo was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is fluent in Spanish. She always knew she wanted to become a lawyer and help serve people in her community. Ms. Novo graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Political Science and International Relations and then went on to obtain her law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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    Deborah Caputo Esq.

    Deborah Caputo’s career journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. Building on her passion for justice, she pursued her Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.


Where we practice Where We Practice

Work Comp: Florida, State-wide
Personal Injury: Florida, Nationally
Defense Base Act: Globally

Locations Served Locations Served

Main Office Fort Lauderdale, Florida Virtual Meetings Available Worldwide
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"Extremely grateful, all praises are true professionals in every sense of the word. I heartily recommend any form of cooperation, and I especially thank dear Angel Kirkconell and her assistant Lyn. The best team 👏👏👏👏"
Edis S. (07/06/2023)
"Thanks for the support your firm have given to me🙏 I just had to come back here and say thanks again the process was effective and Quick....and again Javier did and amazing job representing me I couldn't have done this without such a professional amazing team....GOD BLESS YOU all ❤️🙏📌"
Maxime (03/18/2023)
"I must say, I didn't know what to expect, but the professionalism was amazing! Each provider I was sent to was knowledgable, and professional. No one wants to get in an accident, but if you are, this is the firm you want to have handle your case."
Holly T. (03/12/2023)
" Best attorney firm. Got me a good settlement. Recommend highly. "
Isac E. (03/01/2023)
"The best law firm in town. Angel Kirkconnell and her assistant Lynn Sweazey were both very helpful and professional."
Maria G. (02/20/2023)
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