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Philip M. Hof, Esq.

  • Philip M. Hof has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases for both plaintiff and defense lawyers since the late 1990s.
  • In 2020, Phil has successfully handled over 50 mediations and arbitrations virtually or semi-virtually to address the needs for social distancing.
  • On occasion, Mr. Hof is appointed by the courts of Northampton and Lehigh Counties to mediate or arbitrate court cases and serve as a discovery master in complex litigation matters. These cases have included:
    • Personal injury
    • Professional negligence
    • Breach of contract
    • Construction
    • UM/UIM
    • Liquor Liability
    • Animal Attack
    • Products liability
    • Premises liability
    • Insurance bad faith claims.
  • A former judicial law clerk, Mr. Hof’s litigation career began as an insurance defense lawyer.
  • He serves as a mediator for some of Pennsylvania’s largest defense firms and busiest plaintiffs’ firms.
  • His medical and hospital professional negligence ADR work includes Mcare-approved binding arbitration.
  • He has an active litigation and mediation practice in Northampton, Lehigh and the surrounding and northern counties, as well as in Philadelphia and the federal court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Mr. Hof is a past president of the Northampton County Bar Association.
  • He attained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel.
  • Phil is a Past-President of the Barristers Inn of Court of Lehigh County.
  • Nearly every year since 2010, he was rated by Super Lawyers magazine to be among Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Lawyers.
  • Since 2014, he has been voted by Best Lawyer Magazine as a Best Lawyer for Mediation, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law in the Allentown area. As well as Lawyer of the Year Designation in 2019 in Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Mr. Hof was voted Best Individual Mediator in The Legal Intelligencer’s Best of 2014  and Best of 2020  surveys.
  • Mr. Hof is also certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Senior Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for District II.
  • He is a member of the ADR Committees of both the Northampton County and Pennsylvania Bar Association.
  • Mr. Hof regularly publishes articles on mediation and insurance.