David Hoffman

10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
United States
Office Phone: 6174394700
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

David's practice is focused on dispute resolution - using collaborative law, mediation, arbitration, and other tools. More information about his background and experience are available at www.blc.law. David is also on the faculty of Harvard Law School, where is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law. He teaches three courses there: (a) Legal Profession: Collaborative Law; (b) Mediation; and (c) Diversity and Dispute Resolution.

Area(s) of Practice: Business Law,Civil Law,Collaborative Law,Estate Law,Family Law,Mediation,Probate Law,Teaching,Trainer
License(s): Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in the following courts: Federal District Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court ~Certified Mediator (Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation) ~Advanced Practitioner (Association for Conflict Resolution) ~Listed as one of top 5% of lawyers in Massachusetts in Boston Magazine "SuperLawyers" survey; listed in the book "The Best Lawyers in America" (2005 - present).

Professional Activities

Please see info at www.BostonLawCollaborative.com

Undergraduate Education

B.A., Princeton University 1970 (summa cum laude)

Postgraduate Education

M.A., Cornell University 1974 (American Studies) (all but dissertation toward Ph.D.)

Professional Education

J.D., Harvard Law School 1984 (magna cum laude) (editor, Harvard Law Review)


David was one of the founding members, along with Rita Pollak and Lynda Robbins, of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council in 2000. Since that time, Collaborative Law has become an increasingly important part of his practice. Articles co-authored by David with Rita and others on the subject of Collaborative Law and case studies are available at www.BostonLawCollaborative.com. U.S. News & World Report and "Best Lawyers in America" designated David as Boston's "Lawyer of the Year" in Collaborative Family Law in 2014 and 2021.