Daniel Hoffman focuses his litigation practice on ERISA and non-ERISA employee benefits matters.

Professional Background

Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 2017, Mr. Hoffman served as a clerk at the U.S Court of Federal Claims' Office of Special Masters, managing a demanding vaccine litigation docket under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. Before that, he put his prior military experience to use drafting decisions for multiple veterans' law judges as an associate attorney at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Veterans' Appeals. Mr. Hoffman began his legal career managing primarily civil litigation — including contract, tort and domestic matters — as a clerk in the Fairfax County Circuit Court (Virginia).

While in law school, Mr. Hoffman completed several internships, including with the: U.S. Department of Justice's Commercial Litigation Branch; U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Circuit Court for Prince George's County (Maryland).

Prior to beginning his law career, Mr. Hoffman was an EA-6B Prowler Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He conducted electronic warfare in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom over the course of two deployments. Mr. Hoffman also worked as a defense contractor in support of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member

Community/Civic Activities

  • George Mason University School of Law, Alumni Board, Member
  • Service to School, Law Ambassador


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2013

Member, George Mason Law Review

M.B.A., Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University, 2006

B.S., with merit, Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 2000