David Hoffman


David Hoffman, J.D.

Email:  Info@themediationgroup.org

David A. Hoffman serves on TMG's arbitration panel.  He is the founding member of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, and teaches the Mediation course at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law.

David’s practice is focused on resolving conflict in business, family, and employment cases. He has served as mediator and/or arbitrator in more than a thousand commercial, family, employment, construction, personal injury, insurance, and other business cases.

David has published three books on the subject of dispute resolution: Mediation: A Practice Guide for Mediators, Lawyers, and Other Professionals (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2013); Bringing Peace into the Room: How the Personal Qualities of the Mediator Impact the Process of Conflict Resolution (with Daniel Bowling) (Jossey-Bass 2003); and Massachusetts Alternative Dispute Resolution (with Prof. David Matz) (Butterworth Legal Publishers 1994, 2d ed. 1996).  

David is the past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and a founding member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. In November 2004, David was chosen as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in Massachusetts in Boston Magazine's SuperLawyers Directory and has been consistently named a Massachusetts SuperLawyer since the listing began. David is also listed in the book “The Best Lawyers in America”  he is one of only 19 lawyers in Massachusetts who is listed in five or more categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Family Mediation, Collaborative Law (Family), and Collaborative Law (Civil). David was named Boston's "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 in Collaborative Family Law by the book Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News & World Report and one of its Best Lawyers in ADR, Family Collaborative Law, Family Law Mediation, and Civil Collaborative Law. 2015 marks the ninth year that David has been named a Best Lawyer in at least one field. In July 2014, the American College of Civil Trial Mediators gave David its Lifetime Achievement Award. David is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.