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A Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Defense Base Act Law Firm Fighting for the Injured.

Fort Lauderdale Personal injury, Workers' Compensation and Defense Base Act Law Firm

Have You Been Injured? Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A. is a highly experienced law firm in Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Defense Base Act cases. We represent injured people and fight on their behalf to get them the payments and benefits they are entitled to for their medical expenses, lost wages, and suffering as a result of their accident. Since our law firm was established in 1984 we have resolved more than 25,000 injury cases and our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience in these practice areas. We offer a free initial consultation to explain what we can do to help you.

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.

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 nation-wide, 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 Broward, Miami-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 most cases. A contingency fee means if we win you a settlement then we get paid a percentage of the settlement for our services, but 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.

To learn more about our contingency fee program, find out if you have a case, or answer any other questions you have we offer a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation – just give us a call at 954-772-2644 during our business hours or fill out the online Free Consultation Online Form for a call back the next business day. 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 claim so we do recommend contacting us today.

We are also available for in-person meetings at our main office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Mondays – Fridays 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 house calls - that's right, our representatives come to you to discuss your case! We care, and it shows.

VIDEO WELCOME FROM JO ANN Managing Partner & Founder
Hear 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.
  • We work on a Contingent Fee Basis – if we do not get you money then there is no charge for our services!
  • We come to you.
  • Since 1984 we have handled over 25,000 injury cases.
  • Our legal team has over 50 years of combined experience.
  • As a privately-managed firm, our clients receive prompt responses and personalized case management.
  • We fight for your maximum settlement and best health.
  • Your health comes first, we don’t settle until it is in YOUR best interest!
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    Jo Ann Hoffman, Esq.

    Jo Ann Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in personal injury and Workers’ Compensation representing the injured person. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University and obtained a Masters of Business Administration and Law Degree with honors from Indiana University. Ms. Hoffman began her career litigating civil cases for the City of Indianapolis. Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut said, “She is a rising star” upon learning of Ms. Hoffman’s move to Florida.


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    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.


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    Jacob S. Garn, Esq.

    Jacob Garn is a bilingual Spanish speaking attorney handling cases in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, and cases covered by the Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act and Defense Base Act. Mr. Garn recognizes that following an injury, it is not only the injured person who suffers, but also their families.


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    Erik C. Bower, Esq.

    Erik Bower is an attorney practicing law in the fields of personal injury and workerâs 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.


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    Ronald Padron, Esq.

    Ronald Padron is an attorney representing the injured in Personal Injury and Defense Base Act cases. He is fluent in speaking and writing Spanish and an aggressive advocate for our Spanish-speaking clients.


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    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.


Where we practice Where We Practice

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

Locations Served Locations Served

Main Office Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach Office by Appointment Or We Come To You!

“I was in a pretty nasty accident totaling my car about a year ago. I had to have two surgeries and would have been completely lost with out Zeke and Chris! They found me the doctor's I needed and helped me out with everything! Zeke stayed in contact with me several times a week for the whole year it took to heal from everything! I really couldn't be more thankful for Zeke and for Chris for helping me get through a really rough time in my life!! I would recommend them a million times!!”
Suzy Y (07/03/20)
“A few years back my dad had an unfortunate situation in which he needed legal assistance , by the grace of the Universe he found , JoAnn Hoffman Attorneys, and he was very Happy with his representation in his case... now I find myself at JoAnn's Office settling a case of my own and I must say, today is the beginning of a new journey for me thanks to the care that Joann and Zeke provided me at Joann Hoffman Attorneys.. I will forever be more than grateful!!!!!”
Onell Ramos (10/14/2019)
“Javier Ruiz helped me with my DBA case and he was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. After two years of dealing with the insurance companies, he helped me settle for more than I expected and made sure that I got what I deserved from my case. I truly appreciate his professionalism, but he went above and beyond by adding a personal touch to make sure I was informed about every step of the process and answered all of my questions. He saw me as more than just another case, but really made me feel like a human again, which after dealing with the injury and case itself, made a difficult experience not so hard to deal with. A special shout-out to Erica and all his paralegals that offered additional support and information! Erica was consistent, reliable, and made follow ups to ensure that the opposing counsel was not slipping behind schedule on anything and that all my medical appointments were scheduled quickly. Thank you Javier and your entire team!”
Sean (08/21/19)
“Working with Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates was a great experience! Throughout the entire process, I felt like I was being represented as best as possible. They always gave me updates and helped me as much as they could from dealing with GAP, insurance, and even finding multiple chiropractors that fit my tight schedule. I worked with Lisette and she was just a a delight, as she always checked in on me to make sure I was doing and feeling better as well as to let me know they were working long and hard to get the best outcome for me. It was such a seamless experience that if I ever find myself in an unfortunate situation again, I know who I'm calling right away!”
Juan Hernandez (June 2019)
“Javier Ruiz is the first attorney I contacted pertaining to a Workers Compensation (BDA) injury. He and his staff were very productive, professional and provided excellent feedback and communication. I would recommend and refer anyone to him. There we things injured workers have no clue of fairness and all of their entitlements. However, once I had my initial FREE consultation. I immediately retained him for representation (which was the best choice and decision I made during this horrible experience i was having wi the insurance carrier). Upon Javier acceptance he immediately noticed several flaws and errors which the average person is not aware of. My case however never went to trial. Everything was settled through a successful mediation process with better results originally expected. On a scale of 1 through 10 the likelihood of me calling Javier for future representation would be a "10".”
William (06/28/19)
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