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JOSEPH HOFFMAN

Joseph Hoffman attended UC Davis from 1987 to 1991, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco from 1991-1994, where he graduated Law School as a member of Golden Gate University School of Law’s Dean’s List.

After passing the bar on his first attempt, he opened the Law Office of Joseph Hoffman in January 1995. After marrying Sheri in 1996, they formed the Law Offices of Hoffman & Hoffman.

Joseph is a Certified Family Law Specialist, but even after obtaining his specialization, he continues to practice in other areas of law, including Business Law, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, and Estate Planning. Joseph is also a member of Wealth Counsel.

By maintaining a diverse practice, Hoffman & Hoffman has been able to assist clients in many different facets of their everyday lives. As a client, it is reassuring to know you have an attorney who will always be there to handle any issues that arise.

When Joseph is not working he is usually coaching one of his children’s sporting activities, from soccer to basketball to flag football. He can also be seen spending time on the many bike trails in Sacramento County.

SHERI HOFFMAN

Sheri Hoffman attended UC Davis from 1987 to 1991, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco from 1991-1994, where she graduated Law School as a member of the Golden Gate University School of Law’s Dean’s List. Sheri passed the bar on her first attempt.

After marrying Joseph in 1996, they formed the Law Offices of Hoffman & Hoffman. Sheri is a Certified Estate Planning Specialist and a member of Wealth Counsel. Sheri’s practice includes all elements necessary to draft a comprehensive estate plan, regardless of the size of your estate. She is proficient in handling all estate and trust administration after a loved one passes away, whether large or small. Sheri’s practice also includes service in the areas of conservatorships and guardianships.

Outside of the office, Sheri is busy raising her children and volunteering at their school. She raises thousands of dollars each year for school programs to help ensure children in the community get the best education possible. She also enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

MELISSA CANTU

Melissa Cantu attended UC Berkeley from 2005-2009, where she graduated with Bachelor of Arts in both English and French. After working in a civil law firm in Sacramento for two years, she relocated to Southern California to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Melissa passed the bar on her first attempt in February of 2014.

Melissa opened a law office in San Diego in 2015, and focused her efforts on providing legal services for low income individuals. The firm grew into a business that is now well-known in Southern California for providing a learning experience for new attorneys and zealous representation for clients. Melissa moved to Northern California for her current position at Hoffman and Hoffman, where she could be closer to her family and focus on continuing to build her legal skills, in hopes of one day becoming a legal specialist.  Melissa practices in the areas of family law and estate planning.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys hiking with her boyfriend Eric and her dog Bugger. She is passionate about international travel, and aspires to one day own property abroad.

LINDY GIACOPUZZIROTZ

Lindy GiacopuzziRotz attended UC Davis from 2008 to 2012, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in both Political Science and Sociology: Law and Society. Following her undergraduate studies, Lindy attended California Western School of Law in San Diego from 2012 to 2015, where she graduated with an honors concentration in Children, Family, and Elder Law. In addition to working with various governmental and private agencies throughout law school, Lindy also had the privilege of studying abroad in Ireland where she studied Human Rights.

In 2016, Lindy passed the bar and moved to Sacramento in order to pursue a career in Family Law. Lindy’s practice areas involve all aspects of family law including: divorce, custody, paternity, support, domestic violence, adoption, and grandparent visitation. She also has experience with other closely related areas like guardianships, conservatorships, name changes, and child abuse/neglect.  Additionally, she practices in the area of Estate Planning, including the drafting of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives.

Outside of work, Lindy enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending professional sporting events, concerts, traveling, and dabbling in digital photography.

Staff

BRANDY DOBBINS

Brandy has an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal/Legal Assisting. She has been with Hoffman & Hoffman Law Offices since 2016 but has been in the Family Law field for over 10 years. She has dedicated herself to assisting clients with compassion and understanding through difficult and emotional situations.

Brandy was raised in Sacramento County and is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of one. She enjoys camping, concerts, cooking and most importantly, spending time with her family.

KIERSTEN KELLEY

Kiersten Kelley joined Hoffman and Hoffman in 2017 as a legal assistant in the Estate and Trusts department. She has worked in the legal field for eight years and bring a varied background to our office.  Kiersten takes pride in ensuring all of our clients are well cared for. She has already proven to be an asset to both our firm and our clients. In work, as in life, she’s not satisfied unless she gives 100% and our clients deserve nothing less than that.

Kiersten is also a full time student pursuing her degree at night. She is an avid music lover and enjoys outdoor festivals.

SIERRA RUSSEK

Sierra began working for Hoffman and Hoffman as a temp in November 2015. In February 2016, she was hired on as a permanent receptionist for our office. Whether she is answering calls or writing demand letters, Sierra enjoys the many facets of legal work she has learned since arriving at our Law Offices.

After growing up in the Bay Area, Sierra relocated to the foothills in 1998. She has been an active member of the community for many years, volunteering her time with the youth and children of El Dorado County through various organizations.

Sierra spends her time away from work caring for her two brilliant daughters and their dog and cat. She is a superhero junkie who writes reviews and edits for various websites, as well as contributes to a number of podcasts with reviews, commentaries, and interviews.

NIKKI DOW

Nikki joined the Law Offices of Hoffman and Hoffman in 2017 as the receptionist.  She recently graduated from The University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice with a specialization in law as well as a minor in psychology.  She plans to attend law school next fall.  Nikki was born in Southern California, but spent her childhood in the Folsom area where she played varsity basketball for Oak Ridge High School.  When she is not working, Nikki enjoy traveling and playing sports.  She spent a few weeks traveling around Europe earlier this year and was a captain of her intramural basketball team in college.

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