On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the disbarment of Fairfax attorney David Gary Hoffman in consideration of the certified order from the State of Virginia, which revoked his license to practice law in that jurisdiction.
The case is styled In Re David G. Hoffman and was brought by the Disciplinary Counsel under Case #DDN2021-D231.
The following are as summarized from the filing:
On September 30, 2022, the Court suspended Hoffman pending final disposition of the proceeding and ordered him to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed. However, Hoffman neither filed his response nor his affidavit with the Court.
Hoffman’s revocation in Virginia stemmed from his violations of the professional conduct rules that govern fees, safekeeping property, and misconduct in two client matters.
Based on the foregoing facts, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals imposed identical reciprocal discipline as that of Virginia.
The disposition reads:
“ORDERED that David G. Hoffman is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. . . it is
FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement, respondent’s disbarment will not begin to run until such time as he files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14(g).”
Prior to the disbarment, Mr. Hoffman practiced in Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated from St. Joseph University, class of 1977. He had been admitted to the District of Columbia bar and the Virginia state bar.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.