About Paul Hofmann

With over 30 years experience in tort litigation, Paul T. Hofmann, partner with the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer, stands tall as a champion for victims whose lives are forever changed. He has resolved hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death suits, through settlements and scores of jury verdicts. He has gotten over a hundred million dollars in recoveries for his clients which places him in an elite group of multi-million dollar advocates.

Paul specializes in personal injury matters, with special emphasis on maritime (Jones Act and Longshore Harbor Workers), railroad (F.E.L.A.) and construction worker tort claims.

Perseverance and determination are the firm's guiding principles. As managing partner, Paul insists that the assigned attorney personally visit the client's accident site to develop an understanding of why the event happened. Further, attorneys are required to return any client's call within 24 hours. Existing clients and potential clients are often surprised to get phone calls and email replies from Paul after working hours and on weekends. Personal service sets Paul and the firm apart from many other plaintiffs firms. Each client is entitled to be treated as if his/her claim is the only one that matters. "Our mission is to maximize each client's recovery by thorough research, preparation and creative presentation."

Paul's passion for representing working men and women is not only recognized by his clients but also by his peers who voted and selected him for inclusion as a New York Super Lawyer since 2006 to the present.

Paul T. Hofmann has been counsel representing the party making new, and important additions to the body of maritime, construction and railroad law. The extent of his experience and knowledge is exemplified in the myriad of cases he has handled which have resulted in reported decisions. Below is a non-exclusive list of many of the major cases he has handled which resulted in reported decisions.  These decisions show the nature of the the diversity of maritime law, construction law and personal injury litigation topics with which he has developed expertise.

Paul T. Hofmann would be glad to discuss your legal options with you if you were injured on a construction site in New York, have been denied maintenance and cure or other benefits following a maritime injury. Just contact our New York office for a free consultation.

Hofmann & Schweitzer
  • New York, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982
  • American Association for Justice
  • Admiralty
  • Admiralty Executive Committee
  • Active Participation in Many Policy Making Decisions
  • Assisted AAJ in Legislative Attempts to Modify Death on High Seas Act
  • Protect the Seaman's Wage Act for Cruise lines Class Actions, Section Chairman, 1997 - 1998
  • Protect the Seaman's Wage Act for Cruise lines Class Actions., Section Vice-Chairman, 1996 - 1997
  • Protect the Seaman's Wage Act for Cruise lines Class Actions., Section Secretary, 1995 - 1996
  • Railroad, 1995-present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Secretary Maritime Torts Section
  • New Jersey Association of Rail Passengers, Member and Legal Advisor
State Bar Number
Law School
New York Law School
Law School Graduation Date
Mar 01, 1981
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Hofmann & Schweitzer
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