Jeffrey L. Hochman, Partner

Jeffrey L. Hochman

Education and Background:

J.D. with honors, University of Florida, 1991

B.A. with honors, Tulane University, 1988

Tulane University Scholars Program, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986-87

Phi Beta Kappa, 1988


The Florida Bar

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Broward County Bar Association

Florida Municipal Attorneys Association

Fort Lauderdale


Mr. Hochman has practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer for 29 years in South Florida. He focuses his attention on commercial litigation and governmental litigation. His cases typically involve real estate and land use conflicts, contractual matters, and business disputes. Mr. Hochman also represents a variety of governmental entities in litigation and appeals concerning employment practices, discrimination, statutory compliance, torts, and civil rights.

He is designated as a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide in the areas of commercial and business litigation, and he maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

The decisions issued in Mr. Hochman’s cases demonstrate the broad range of his practice and experience: Persaud Properties FL Investments, LLC v. Town of Fort Myers Beach, — So. 3d — (Fla. 2d DCA 2020); DeMartini v. Town of Gulf Stream, 942 F.3d 1277 (11th Cir. 2019); O’Boyle v. Town of Gulf Stream, 257 So. 3d 1036 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018); Village of Tequesta v. Luscavich, 240 So. 3d 733 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018); DMB Investment Trust v. Islamorada, 225 So. 3d 312, 314 (Fla. 3d DCA 2017); Valdes v. City of Doral, 662 Fed. Appx. 803 (11th Cir. 2016); Trigo v. City of Doral, 663 Fed. Appx. 871 (11th Cir. 2016); O’Boyle v. Thrasher, 638 Fed. Appx. 873 (11th Cir. 2016); Charnley v. Town of South Palm Beach, 649 Fed. Appx. 874 (11th Cir. 2016); Bellizzi v. Islamorada, 151 So. 3d 486 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014); Fernandez v. Bal Harbour Village, 49 F. Supp. 3d 1144 (S.D. Fla. 2014); Weinstein v. City of North Bay Village, 977 F. Supp. 2d 1271 (S.D. Fla. 2013); Bender v. Miami Shores Village, 578 Fed. Appx. 822 (11th Cir 2014); Palmer Trinity Private School, Inc. v. Village of Palmetto Bay, 802 F. Supp. 2d 1322 (S.D. Fla. 2011); Jessup v. Miami-Dade County, 440 Fed. Appx. 689 (11th Cir. 2011); Miller’s Ale House, Inc. v. Boynton Carolina Ale House, LLC, 702 F. 3d 1312 (11th Cir. 2012); Frazier v. Dreyfuss, 14 So. 3d 1183 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009); Shell v. Schwartz, 975 So. 2d 1158 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008); Southern Coatings v. City of Tamarac, 943 So. 2d 948 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006); Developers of Northlake, Inc. v. Northlake Equities, Inc., 944 So. 2d 1014 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005); Vetro v. City of Coral Springs, 901 So. 2d 875 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005); ISPR v. Dreyfuss, 831 So. 2d 197 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002).

Mr. Hochman has also served as a lecturer on such topics as “Drafting Contracts to Shift Liability” for the Florida Association of County Attorneys and “Practical Guidance on Platting” for the Florida Bar. Mr. Hochman’s article “A Duty to Retain Evidence?” was also published in the Trust Reporter.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Civil Trial
Local Government
Civil Rights

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