JANE HOFFMAN

Lawyer

Jane has a broad based Family Law practice. Her experience includes some challenging Hague and Mobility cases as well as Trial and Appeal work in all areas of Family Law and representation of clients in negotiated, mediated, and arbitrated settlements. Jane graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa in 1981 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Africa as an Attorney in 1983, with a practice in criminal, family, and insurance law, as well as volunteering her services as a member of Lawyers for Democratic Rights in Cape Town.

She immigrated to Canada in 1986, first to Saskatchewan and later to Calgary, taking a break from her legal practice to focus on her family. After completing her UCC requirements, she articled with the Crown Prosecutor’s office in Calgary and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1996. Since then, she has practiced exclusively in Family Law. Jane holds a current executive position on the Alberta Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), having been part of the steering committee that formed the Chapter.

Professional Associations

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    – Alberta Chapter

SHAMS AMIRY

Lawyer

Shams completed his BA in Political Science in 2010 at the University of Calgary, having graduated from the Honours and Co-operative Education Programs with distinction. In 2014, Shams earned his JD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. During law school, Shams participated in numerous debate competitions, Student Legal Assistance, Student Appeals Committee, the Moot Times law school newspaper, and Ambulance Chasers law school soccer team. His articles at Calgary Legal Guidance exposed Shams to various areas of law, including: criminal law, family law, immigration law, administrative law, and landlord/tenant law. After completing his articles, Shams joined Hoffman Law in 2015, where he exclusively practices family law.

Shams strives to provide his clients with tailored, cost-effective solutions to their family law problems. Although he encourages his clients to resolve matters through alternative dispute resolution, Shams often advocates for his clients in Court, where he has had success at both the Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench.

Professional Associations

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    – Alberta Chapter

Mosi Taylor-Cole

Lawyer

Mosi has a passion for family law and understands that it can be a stressful time for anyone experiencing a change in family dynamics. He ensures that his clients are properly cared for and that their personal matters are handled with privacy and respect. Mosi is supported by an experienced legal team and is part of a work environment that fosters growth through education and mentorship.

Mosi graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2009 with a degree in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations. Upon graduation he worked as a Recruiter for a global staffing agency. Always wanting to be a lawyer, Mosi then attended law school at the University of Leicester in England, where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2013. He was an active volunteer during his time in law school and was involved with the Innocence Project, where he reviewed previous proceedings and evidence to overturn a wrongful conviction. He was also a Legal Advisor at the law school’s Legal Advice Clinic and Vice President of the Canadian Law Society.

Giving back to the community through volunteering is very important to Mosi. Currently he is a Stay-in-School Mentor with the Rotary Club, a volunteer with the Calgary International Film Festival, and a volunteer for Calgary Legal Guidance at their evening legal clinics.

Professional Associations

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
    Executive on the Young Lawyers Section – Alberta South
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    – Alberta Chapter

David Miksha

Lawyer

David brings empathy and insight to his clients’ struggles. Through a professional work-ethic, he captures the details and maps out the big picture. David has appeared on family, civil, and criminal matters at Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench on family matters, and supported senior counsel for the Court of Appeal. David specializes in research, analysis, and drafting for litigation and helps clients with their estate planning needs. He completed his articles at Hoffman Law, receiving guidance and instruction from Jane Hoffman.

David earned a Bachelor of Commerce at the Haskayne School of Business and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Southampton. David has been a passionate supporter of Calgary Legal Guidance, serving on the Board of Directors since 2014 and as Chair of the Board during the 2017-2018 year. He has volunteered with Calgary Legal Guidance and Pro Bono Law Alberta legal clinics, providing administrative and legal support for civil disputes, immigration, criminal defence, and any other issue coming through the door.

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    – Alberta Chapter

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AMERA BELCASTRO

HEDY ASSEF

BREANNA

BREANNA HOPTON

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Hoffman Law specializes in Family Law, providing a range of options to resolve your legal issues. Our clients benefit from the wealth of experience that our firm has to offer. Our lawyers are skilled in all areas of Family Law, at every level of court, as well as steering clients through both litigation and dispute resolution processes, customizing the process to meet each individual client’s situation.

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