Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC

Chicago, IL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Unlike many other personal injury and workers' compensation firms, we handle each client with care and personal attention. You will always receive a response to your phone call or email within 24 hours and you will always have every step of the process explained to you.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The best thing about being a personal injury and workers' compensation attorney for the plaintiff's and petitioner's lawyer is that we help get injured people the compensation to which they are entitled. We right wrongs and help people obtain what they might not be able to obtain on their own.

Location

Chicago, IL 60602

Years in business

21

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Erasmo G. Oct 17, 2014
    After interviewing several attorneys, Mr. Hoffman stood out from the rest. I came across him in reviews such as those on Avvo, Yelp, and Thumbtack. I didn't think I had a good case, but he assured me I had a very good case and he exceeded my expectations. Mr. Hoffman was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. He kept communication simple and understanding. Mr. Hoffman also did an excellent job in getting the maximum amount of money from the insurance company as well as paying for all hospital bills. He answered every call and replied to my emails in a timely manner. He kept me informed every step of the way. Mr. Hoffman became more of a friend than my attorney. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hoffman to all family and friends.
  • Jessica S. Oct 4, 2012
    I was involved in an automobile collision that was not my fault. It was complicated by the fact that I was traveling between places of work for my employer so I was not even sure whether this was going to be a negligence automobile collision personal injury case or a workers' compensation case or both or neither. I was hurt and confused. When I contacted Stephen Hoffman, he immediately explained all the possibilities, the pros and cons, the procedures, and was genuinely concerned for my well being as well. While this process could have been stressful and confusing, Stephen really made it a pleasure, staying in touch with me regularly and getting the case settled much quicker than I ever expected. He is a thorough, personable lawyer who takes the time to get to know his clients, listens to their questions and concerns, and keeps them informed. I was amazed at how well he knew my case and how frequently I heard from him via email or phone with updates, explanations, and news. While I hope to never need a personal injury lawyer or workers' compensation lawyer again, I would absolutely recommend Stephen L. Hoffman and Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC to anyone who needs an injury attorney. He is wonderful to deal with, professional, a great advocate, and someone who gets results for his clients. I was thrilled with how my case turned out and he documented everything he did; he is completely transparent, ethical and trustworthy. I cannot recommend Stephen enough!
  • Shahnaz B. Mar 10, 2011
    My Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Lawyer Mr Stephen L. Hoffman is an excellent lawyer, a great helper, and very kind person. I am so glad that he is my lawyer, God bless him. I recommend him to everyone who needs a good lawyer. He is the best.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes. In Illinois, lawyers are required to do so. In addition, I am the co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Solo and Small Practitioner Committee, five years running. I am in charge of obtaining speakers, deciding on topics of continuing education, and organizing an annual seminar. I look at it as my way to give back to my profession.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My fees are contingent on all cases. That means you pay nothing unless I win or settle your case. One-third for PI and 20% for workers' comp.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I like people and I wear my liberal bias on my sleeve, along with my heart. I fight for the person, the individual, against the large corporation, the insurance behemoth, the system.
What types of customers have you worked with?
There is nothing run-of-the-mill in personal injury and workers' compensation cases! Every case is unique as is every client. We work hard to focus on this uniqueness in evaluating the course of action, the value, and the needs of the client. No case is ever resolved unless our client is satisfied!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently, I resolved a case where my client had been rear ended by a semi-truck in a construction zone. I flew to 2 separate states to take depositions, worked hard, and reached a great settlement providing the client with mid-6 figures tax-free in her pocket.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look to our website or blog at www.hofflawyer.com for specific tips on choosing a personal injury or workers' compensation lawyer. In addition, interview the prospective lawyer and see if he or she is really listening to you and responding to your questions. Do you feel comfortable with this person?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That so many of us injury lawyers are not only good people, but, that contrary to popular belief, we are not "greedy trial lawyers." Rather, we are fighting to right wrongs and hold those responsible for things for which they should be responsible.