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About Patricia M. Hoban

Patricia M. Hoban, Esquire, is founder and managing member of the law firm of Patricia M. Hoban, LLC. The practice specializes in all matters of civil litigation. A seasoned trial attorney, she has been practicing law in the Philadelphia area for more than 20 years.

Throughout her career, Ms. Hoban’s active civil litigation practice has been devoted to serving the needs of injured parties in personal injury cases including but not limited to:

  • Automobile Accident Cases
  • Slip and fall
  • Dog bite
  • Premises liability
  • Liquor liability
  • Wrongful arrest
  • Wrongful death
  • Civil rights cases
  • Playground and amusement park accidents

She also handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters, representing numerous individuals and businesses in issues related to:

  • Residential and commercial real estate
  • Breach of contract
  • Shareholder and corporate disputes
  • Insurance coverage
  • All matter of business disputes

Ms. Hoban also handles day to day matters on behalf of individual clients such as:

  • Preparation of wills and trusts
  • Employment contracts
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Divorce, child custody and support issues
  • Any other documents or topics relevant to the needs of clients

Leadership and Experience

Her active civil litigation practice has brought Ms. Hoban extensive trial experience. She has tried hundreds of cases in both federal and state court ranging from homicide to complex civil matters, resulting in millions of dollars in successful settlements and/or favorable verdicts on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Hoban’s noteworthy cases contain a landmark Civil Rights Action in federal court against the Department of Human Services and City defendants (see Memorandum and Order filed in the matter of Tazioly, et al vs. City of Philadelphia, et al.). This case has been followed and cited nationally by various federal and state courts in holding state agencies accountable for the safety and welfare of minor children in their care. Following, Ms. Hoban was quoted in an August 25, 2008, Philadelphia Inquirer article entitled Suits against DHS “are hard cases to win.”

Additional significant cases include:

Civil Cases:

  1. $1,085,020 Decision – motor vehicle vs. pedestrian (2008); reported in Verdict Search Pennsylvania, Volume 5 Issue 10 (October 2008)
  2. $300,000 Award – Intentional Tort – Assault & Battery (2008); reported in Verdict Search Pennsylvania, Volume 5 Issue 10 (October 2008)
  3. $350,000 Award – Motor vehicle accident/liquor liability/passenger in motor vehicle operated by intoxicated driver (2007)
  4. $200,000 – Motor vehicle accident / passenger in motor vehicle accident (2009); reported in Verdict Search Pennsylvania (March 2010)

Criminal Cases:

  1. False police reports. Philadelphia woman charged with fabricating her own kidnapping and shooting herself.
  2. Aggravated assault and attempted homicide. Undercover narcotics officer shot during attempted robbery of buy money during a drug transaction.
  3. Robbery and gun related charges. Defendant charged with multiple counts of robbery which involved two separate armed robberies and multiple victims at a massage parlor in Chinatown.
  4. Vehicular homicide while intoxicated. Defendant driver charged with murder because of the high level of intoxication.