DBL Law Names New Managing Partner


March 1, 2019, CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – DBL Law has named Robert (Bob) Hoffer as its new Managing Partner.  He succeeds James Dressman III who held the Managing Partner position from 2012 thru Feb. 2019.

Hoffer joined DBL Law in October 1978. His employment law practice covers all issues impacting employers on a daily basis, including compliance with state and federal employment laws. He has represented employers of all sizes, including some of the largest throughout Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area, and has represented hospitals and physicians for over 30 years on employment and medical negligence issues.

Hoffer was recognized by Kenton County Fiscal Court as a 2018 Pioneer Award honoree for his outstanding community leadership and demonstration of the highest standards of personal integrity. He was selected to Super Lawyers for 2013-2019, and was named the 2012 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. The Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Hoffer with the Trailblazer Award in 2015. He was recognized by Covington Catholic High School as the Northern Kentuckian of the Year in 2012. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce awarded Hoffer the Leader of Distinction Award in 2009.

Bob is a graduate of Covington Latin School (1972), Xavier University (1976) and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law (1980). He is chair of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation and a member of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Board of Trustees. Bob and his wife Diane reside in Fort Mitchell, KY. They have four children and four grandchildren.

Dressman will remain an active DBL Law partner, representing profit and nonprofit entities and organizations in financial transactions, business mergers and asset acquisitions and sales, real estate acquisitions, and simple and complex development projects. Jim also provides guidance for entity structuring, reorganization and employee buy/sell arrangements and management and owner succession, and advises clients with general business and tax matters, estate planning and probate matters.

DBL Law is a full service law firm providing premier legal services and business advice in a collaborative manner with integrity, professionalism and respect as a strategic partner with our clients. The firm has offices in Cincinnati, OH, Crestview Hills, KY and Louisville, KY.