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S. Thomas Peavey Hoffer

Managing Attorney - Crestview Office

J.D., Forida State University College of Law, 2004

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2001.

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia




Okaloosa County Bar Association

Walton County Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Business Disputes

Privite Property Rights

Real Estate Litigation

Employment Litigation



Tom rejoined Matthews & Jones in May 2012 after serving four years as a prosecutor in rural Alaska.  Tom is the managing attorney for the Crestview office and a member of the firm’s litigation department. 

Tomhandles a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters (including contract disputes, unfair competition, and non-compete agreements), real estate litigation, and employment litigation.  Tom has successfully represented clients in state, federal, and appellate courts.  Tom’s practice includes jury and bench trials as well as mediations and arbitrations.  Tom has also presented on the topic of “Beach Rights” in Florida.

As part of his commitment to the community, Tom is serving a six-year term on the Florida Bar’s First Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. 

Tom received a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the Florida State University Business Review and received awards for the highest grades in International Taxation and Business Entity Taxation.  Tom received a B.S. from Virginia Tech in 2001. 

Tom is admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia, District of Columbia, and Alaska.

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