Donna M. Hoffman


T: (203) 240-1606

Mobile: (203) 275-9344

New York Office


Donna M. Hoffman


Practice Areas:

  • Litigation – Civil Pretrial and Trial Services

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.B.A., Cum Laude, 1984

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

Corporate Experience:

  • Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, In-House Counsel

Donna focuses her practice on civil pretrial litigation.  She has represented businesses and individuals in state and federal courts in Connecticut and New York. She is a dependable and self-motivated attorney with a diverse legal background garnered from practicing law at Skadden Arps and Ropes & Gray, and in-house at a major insurance company.  In addition, she clerked for a Barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, London, England.

Whether she is advising large corporate clients, drafting pleadings for a family run business or covering court conferences, clients appreciate her dedication and same-day response to their concerns. Beyond being laser-focused on her client’s goals, Donna is known for her friendly and approachable demeanor.

Speaking Engagements 

  • Panelist, “Firsthand Accounts of Re-Entry”, panel discussion at New York City Bar, NY, NY, on May 25, 2016

In the News


  • Co-Author, “10 Critical Components for Relaunch Success in Law”, iRelaunch Blog, January 2016
  • Author, “Products Liability: A Comparison of U.S. and EEC Approaches”, Syracuse Journal of Int’l Law & Commerce, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1986
  • Author, “Technology in Court Reporting Services”, Fairfield County Bar Association Quarterly, 2007


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association

Community Service 

  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Fundraiser, 2016
  • Dylan’s Wings of Change, Fundraiser, 2015-present
  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Fundraiser, 2003-2015