Mediator's Profile


David Hoffman

Business Name: Boston Law Collaborative, LLC

David A. Hoffman is the founding member of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, where he serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and Collaborative Law attorney.  David also teaches three courses at Harvard Law School, where he is the John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law: Mediation; Diversity and Dispute Resolution; and Legal Profession: Collaborative Law.

David’s practice is focused on resolving conflict in business, family, and employment cases. He has served as mediator and/or arbitrator in more than two thousand commercial, family, employment, construction, personal injury, insurance, and other business cases.

David was named Boston’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2022 in the field of Arbitration by the book Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News & World Report, and also Boston’s “Lawyer of the Year” in previous years, including 2021 (Collaborative Family Law) and 2020 (Mediation).  In 2021, he was named in Boston Magazine’s inaugural list of “Top Lawyers.”  David has also been selected for the Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” list published in Boston Magazine every year since 2004, when the listing began. In 2014, the American College of Civil Trial Mediators gave David its Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2015, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution gave David its highest honor, the D’Alermberte-Raven award.


  • Harvard, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1984
  • Cornell, M.A. (American Studies), 1974
  • Princeton, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1970


  • Past chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Founding member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
  • Former president of Kerem Shalom Congregation in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators

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