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Matthew Hoffman, Associate

Contact Info

Phone number: (716) 852-5200 
Email: mhoffman@hwcomp.com

Admitted to Practice

  • New York 2014

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law
    • J.D., cum laude, 2013
       
  • State University of New York at Buffalo,
    • B.A., cum laude, 2010

Mr. Hoffman focuses his practice on representing employers and carriers before the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.  Mr. Hoffman handles all aspects of workers’ compensation claims from initial controversy to settlement, but focuses on complex litigation including controverted claims, asbestos and chemical exposure, and fraud.  Mr. Hoffman has successfully tried numerous fraud cases involving the use of social media and other internet materials.  Mr. Hoffman also represents employers in appeals to the Appellate Division, Third Department, and represents employers in Loss Transfer Arbitrations pursuant to Section 5105 of the Insurance Law.  

Prior to joining Hamberger and Weiss Mr. Hoffman gained legal experience through clerkships with the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office, State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang, and the City of Buffalo’s Corporation Counsel’s Office. 

In Law School Mr. Hoffman won the 2013 Niagara International Moot Court Competition in Toronto, and received the Third Best Advocate Award at the 2013 Herbert Wechsler Moot Court Competition.  He is the past treasurer for SUNY Buffalo’s Jessup International Moot Court Board.  Matthew is also a member of the Order of the Barristers, a national honors society for competitors in moot court and mock trial.  He remains involved with the moot court programs at SUNY Buffalo Law School by helping students prepare for competition. 

Mr. Hoffman is a member of the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations.  

Mr. Hoffman resides in Buffalo with his family.  He is an avid baseball fan, and makes an annual pilgrimage to Queens to cheer for his Mets.

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