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John J. Hoffman

John J. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Suffolk University Law School.  He is the founding partner of Hoffman Law Group, and has been an active trial attorney since 1978.  Prior to establishing Hoffman Law Group, he operated his own law practice in Walpole and Sharon for over 20 years. Throughout his career, John has concentrated his practice in family law, consisting primarily of divorce and parental rights involving custody and parenting time. He is a highly respected trial attorney, and is a skilled negotiator.  Also, he is an advocate of the concept of “Divorce Coaching,” which utilizes the services of a qualified professional to resolve important parenting issues that may arise during the pendency of the case.

John has been a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for the past 23 years.  Also, he has served as a panelist for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars and conferences, and he is a former Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County. John is a lifelong resident of Walpole and he has two sons.

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Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1978
  • S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • D. – 1978
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    • A. – 1975

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Norfolk County, Assistant District Attorney
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Jennifer C. Roman

Jennifer’s family law practice includes divorce, asset division, paternity actions, modification of agreements, custody disputes, guardianships, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and restraining orders.

Jennifer entered private practice after starting her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County where she prosecuted major felony cases in both the District and Superior Courts, and gained extensive trial experience.  During her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Jennifer successfully argued a case of first impression before the Supreme Judicial Court (Commonwealth v. Peace Chou) and successfully argued a case before the Appeals Court (Commonwealth v. Samosa Ruiz).

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Jennifer draws upon her diverse employment experience to effectively and zealously advocate for her clients in order to achieve positive results.  Jennifer believes positive results are achieved by keeping the needs of the client and his/her family in the forefront of the case and utilizing an analytical, yet practical approach, to achieve a satisfactory result.

Jennifer is also a certified family law mediator and conciliator.   Whenever possible, she helps individuals and clients through Alternative Dispute Resolution, including, negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration.

Jennifer is an on-camera contributing legal analyst for WBZ-TV (CBS-Boston).  She provides meaningful and insightful on-camera commentary on legal cases of both national and local interest.  Jennifer has provided on-camera legal commentary on the Whitey Bulger indictments and arrest, the Clark Rockefeller trial, the Christa Worthington trial and verdict and the Kimberly Cates trial in New Hampshire.

For six years, Jennifer was honored as a Massachusetts Rising Start in Massachusetts Super Lawyers/Boston Magazine, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of young lawyers in Massachusetts.

Jennifer lives in Needham with her husband and their three children.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law (litigation, mediation and conciliation)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • New York, 2000
  • S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • D. cum laude – 1999
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
    • A. cum laude – 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Past Employment Positions

  • Middlesex District Attorney’s Office
  • Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
  • Cataldo Law Offices, LLC
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Johnathan P. Diggin

Johnathan P. Diggin, a graduate of Providence College and Seton Hall University School of Law, is an Associate at Hoffman Law Group.  Johnathan is a trial attorney with more than 11 years of litigation experience.  Since joining Hoffman Law Group in 2007, he has concentrated his practice in family law, consisting primarily of divorce and parental rights involving custody and parenting time.  Johnathan is also certified to serve as a family law mediator in compliance with state requirements.

Before joining Hoffman Law Group, Johnathan clerked in the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Courts and practiced in the area of personal injury trial work, including premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, product liability and liquor liability.  Johnathan is a resident of Walpole and the proud father of two children.  He is an avid sports fan and enjoys reading historical novels.

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Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2004

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • D.
    • Law Journal: Seton Hall Journal of Sports Law, Editor in Chief, 1997 – 1999
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • A. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: History

Past Employment Positions

  • Boyle, Morrissey & Campo
  • Melich, Porter & Shea