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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.

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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 - in person or virtually.
  • Injury cases have been our specialty since 1984.
  • Our legal team has over 95 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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As our client you may not obtain results the same as or similar to the verdicts and settlements that we have chosen to advertise.
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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.


  • Picture of Jacob S. Garn
    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.


  • Picture of Ronald Padron
    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
Virtual Meetings Available Worldwide
Or We Come To You!

“Love this law firm very much! They are very professional and very helpful throughout the process.”
Phillip W. (12/01/20)
“I dreaded the very idea of a lawsuit after I was injured in a car accident. I put off doctors' appointments and had difficulty emotionally Deciding on how to get the help I needed. A friend and doctor I knew highly recommended Jo Ann Hoffman. Her office helped him in a similar situation. […] Highly recommended is an understatement.”
Polly R. (11/05/20)
“Zeke and Mrs. Hoffman went beyond to help me out. Very friendly, professional, gets back with me fast, answered all my questions honestly. Will for sure recommend this office. Wonderful experience.”
Lori B. (10/22/20)
“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)
“I thank you very much for helping me and all my fellow soldiers who were under the sun and under the sandstorms in the Middle East, only asking God to live and stay for us. Whenever he took us and brought them well to our homeland, Honduras, I give thanks first of all to God who put you in the middle to help you again thanks.”
Celio F. M. (03/10/20)
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