68th Judicial District Court

Hon. Martin Hoffman, Presiding

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building – 600 Commerce Street, 5th Floor New Tower, Dallas, TX 75202
Court Phone: (214) 653-6510
E-mail: Kjones@dallascourts.org

Judge Hoffman was elected in November, 2006 to the 68th District Court. This court specializes in civil jurisdiction. Judge Hoffman has been honored with the Outstanding Trial Judge Award in 2013 by the Texas Attorney Mediator Coalition for his work with foreclosure mediation legislation. He has been elected three times by the 10,000 members of the Dallas Bar to the Dallas Bar Board of Directors. In 2012, Judge Hoffman was honored with the Outstanding Mentor award by both the Texas Young Lawyer Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He was also selected by his peers at the George Allen Courthouse to serve at the Presiding Judge of the Central Jury Room for 2009 and as the Presiding Judge of the Civil District Judges for 2014. Judge Hoffman has been extensively involved with speaking and/or organizing continuing legal education events for the Dallas Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Women’s Lawyer and many other organizations. He has won awards from the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association and Texas Young Lawyers for his work with different bar activities.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Hoffman was a practicing civil litigator for thirteen years. He initially worked for the law offices of Windle Turley and later became the litigation manager for the law firm of Smoger & Associates. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Judge Hoffman received his degree in economics from Trinity University and graduated from University of Texas Law School.

Judge Hoffman was very involved with the community prior to taking office. He served as president of the Dallas Homeowners League for three years and served on that board for over a decade. While on that board, he trained over a thousand neighborhood leaders. He was also elected to the Board of Trustees for Dallas County Schools for over five years where he was elected as Vice President of that board.