John Hoffoss, Jr.

Hoffoss Devall
3205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 439-5788

J. Lee Hoffoss, Jr. is a native of Minden, Louisiana, and has practiced in the Lake Charles area since 2004. Lee graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in English. In 2001, Lee graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He pursued his education further attending Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, and graduated magna cum laude in 2004.    Prior to moving to Lake Charles, Lee clerked for deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge, a major plaintiff's personal injury law firm in Baton Rouge. He began practicing law with Raleigh Newman & Associates in 2004.    Lee is married to the former Corlissa Nash, who is also an attorney, and they have three children, Sydney, Grayson, and Max.    Areas of Practice  18 Wheeler Accidents  Motor Vehicle Accidents  Jones Act/Maritime Law  Offshore Personal Injury  Industrial Accidents  Commercial Litigation  Social Security Disability  Health Insurance Litigation  Wage & Hour Litigation  Jones Act  Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act  Federal Trial Practice  State Appellate Practice  State Trial Practice  Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff  Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff  Machinery & Tools  Medical Products & Devices  Recreational Products  State & Municipal Employees  Litigation Percentage  100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation    Bar Admissions  Louisiana, 2004  U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2004  U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2004  U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2004  U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005  U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2007  U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2004  U.S. Supreme Court, 2009  Texas, 2010    Education  Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana    J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2004  Honors: Phi Alpha Delta  Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana    M.A. - 2001  Major: Industrial/Organizational Psychology  Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana    B.A (Cum Laude)  Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Order of Omega  Major: History  Professional Associations and Memberships  American Bar Association  Louisiana Bar Association  American Association for Justice  Louisiana Association for Justice  Southwest Louisiana Bar Association  Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America  American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division Council Representative District 14 (LA), Representative  Louisiana State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section Council, American Bar Association Representative  Judge Albert Tate, Jr. American Inns of Court, Program Chair, 2005 - Present  Texas State Bar Association  North American Brain Injury Society  Maritime Law Association of the United States, Associate, 2010 - Present  Past Employment Positions  Raleigh Newman & Associates, Associate, 2004 - 2009  Fraternities/Sororities  Sigma Nu