Jessica A. duHoffmann is a principal in the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge. Jessica practices in the area of commercial and business litigation with a focus on construction law, mechanics’ liens, and bond claims.
Jessica is an experienced litigator at both the trial and appellate levels in Maryland, New York, the District of Columbia and in other jurisdictions. In addition, she has experience in representing clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including private mediation and commercial arbitration before the American Arbitration Association. She has successfully brokered substantial settlements for unpaid contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on private and public construction projects throughout the country for unpaid contract claims, including claims attendant with change orders, equitable adjustments, and delays. She has also successfully defended construction defect claims.
Jessica also assists retail clients and clients in the construction business with licensing and training issues relative to home improvement laws and regulations. She frequently gives in-house seminars on issues such as mechanics’ liens, payment bond claims, and construction law. Jessica also assists national suppliers with drafting agreements and credit forms. Jessica also has experience representing financial institutions in commercial matters, including contract disputes, real estate matters, and credit and collection issues. Jessica also has experience with corporate governance disputes, including those disputes arising within non-profit organizations.
Supporting equal access to justice for all, including those in need, Jessica has an active pro-bono practice, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland.
American Sub-Contractor: Board of Directors, Baltimore/Metropolitan Chapter
Board for the American Subcontractor Association of Baltimore
Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers of the Litigation Counsel of America ("LCA")
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau: Board of Directors (2008)
Maryland State Bar Association Construction Law Section: Council Member
Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Litigation - Construction (2018-2020)
Maryland Legal Aid Executive Director's Award (2019)
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Construction Litigation, General Litigation, Construction/Surety (2011-2012); Construction Litigation (2013)
The Daily Record: Named to the "Very Important Professionals" (VIP) List (2011)
Successfully assisted an international construction supply company with a criminal investigation in New York City, which also...Read More
Successfully assisted an international construction supply company in repossessing materials that were improperly moved to an...Read More
Assisted an international construction supply company in locating stolen leased materials at an unauthorized job site in Miam...Read More
Assisted an international construction supply company in a construction lien for a project in Indiana involving unpaid materi...Read More
Assisted a global manufacturer of industrial tools in negotiating a supply and installation agreement, as well as mitigating ...Read More
Successfully defended an international construction supply company against a $500,000 back charge for alleged engineering iss...Read More
Assisted a developer of assisted living communities in favorably renegotiating general construction and architectural agreeme...Read More
Assisted an international construction supply company in successfully litigating a bond claim and obtaining 100% payment for ...Read More
Assisted a client in arbitrating a 14 year land dispute of an implied easement by necessity, which ultimately resulted in a f...Read More
Assisted an international construction supply company as co-counsel with Canadian and German firms in brokering factoring agr...Read More