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Lori A. Hoffman, Esq.


  • JD: University of Dayton
  • BA/BS: State University of New York at Fredonia


  • New York
  • Kentucky


  • Criminal Defense


  • Buffalo NY

Lori A. Hoffman, Esq.


With more than 15 years of experience defending people against criminal charges, Lori is an experienced and passionate lawyer in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Buffalo office, where she is an Associate. She is able to represent anyone charged with a drug crime, property crime, violent crime, DWI, or sex crime. Additionally, she provides traffic ticket representation.

Lori is a Buffalo native who first honed her skills in criminal law by working in the Louisville Metro Public Defenders in Louisville, KY, where she represented criminal defendants at all charge levels, including felony and misdemeanor offenses. After this experience, she operated a solo criminal defense practice in Louisville and Buffalo. Most recently, Lori worked for a Williamsville law firm, where she continued defending Western New Yorkers facing criminal charges. For several years, she has participated in the Erie County Bar Association’s Assigned Counsel Program, where she represents criminal defendants. Some of Lori’s most recent successes include a felony DWI Leandra’s Law acquittal after a non-jury trial in New York State Supreme Court and a multiple count felony rape and sex act acquittal after a non-jury trial in Erie County Court. Lori is licensed to practice in the Western District of New York (federal court) and is a member of the CJA conflict panel

Lori received her juris doctorate from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. At the State University at Fredonia, in Fredonia, NY, Lori received a Bachelor’s of Science in communications and a Bachelor’s of Art in political science. When not at work, Lori enjoys camping, cheering for the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, and reading. She also helps charities, such as the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the MS Society, and Hospice of Buffalo.

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    I had the pleasure of retaining Lori Hoffman regarding a traffic matter. When I initially reached out to the firm with questions, I promptly received a call from Lori, where she explained in detail what she could do. Anytime I …

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