Meet Mark L. Hoffman and His Team

Mark L. Hoffman is an estate planning lawyer who provides legal counsel on Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, and Business and Property Transaction matters to clients throughout Northeast Ohio. Contact us.

Mark L. HoffmanMark and his team have a strong commitment to giving back to the community. He serves as a legal advisor to several nonprofits and community groups, and is a volunteer attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.


  • Ph.D.: Case Western Reserve University, 1978
  • J. D.: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A.: The George Washington University with Special Honors, 1973
  • Graduate: Cleveland Heights High School, 1970

Continuing Education

  • Estate planning is one of the most complex areas of the law. There are significant changes on both the state and federal level almost every year.
  • In addition to reading many journals and Web-based reports weekly, he typically attends twice as many hours of continuing legal education above what is required by the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • Mark’s commitment to keeping abreast of changes in the law is part of his commitment to providing the highest level of legal services to his clients.


  • All Courts of Ohio
  • All Levels of the Federal Courts
  • United States Tax Court


  • “Alternate Remedies and Legal Challenges to Discriminatory Television
  • Advertising,” Hoffman, Mark L., University Microfilm International; Ann Arbor,
  • Michigan, 1978
  • “Day in the Life Films – Coming of Age in the Courtroom,” Preiser, Monty L., and Hoffman, Mark L., Trial Magazine, August/September, 1981


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association


  • Super Lawyers 2008
  • Northeast Ohio Top 250 “Leading Lawyers,” Inside Business 2001-2010
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  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • The American Association for Justice, National Meeting, 2009
  • The Sorbonne University, Paris, 2012
  • Banks, financial planners and investment firms, annually

Personal Interests

Family time with his wife and children are a priority in his life.

Mark has a passion for arts and music, performing on the trumpet with various ensembles about 25 times each year. He enjoys traveling and has visited some very remote places across six continents. He also is an avid runner, cyclist, hiker and skier.

Christine D’Andrea

Christine D’AndreaSince 1989, Christine D’Andrea has worked for Mark Hoffman as a legal assistant.

Christine’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling all appointments
  • Reviewing information provided by clients for their estate plans, probate matters or business transactions and obtaining any missing information either through the client or additional sources with client permission (i.e., asset holders, governmental agencies, etc.)
  • Preparing documents
  • Notarization of documents
  • Answering client’s day-to-day questions and requests that do not require attorney involvement
  • Handling asset transfers for clients and estates
  • Monitoring pending court matters

Cheryl Mlckovsky

Cheryl MlckovskySince 2000, Cheryl Mlckovsky has served as the office manager and Mark Hoffman’s legal assistant.

Cheryl’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Answering client’s day-to-day questions and requests that do not require attorney involvement
  • Database searches
  • Data entry
  • Monitoring pending court matters
  • Preparing documents
  • Notarizing of documents