Jessica Hoffman, Florida Surrogacy Lawyer

Jessica06Jessica Hoffman began her career in marketing at GE and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Her decade of corporate work earned her awards in both copywriting and design, but her most memorable experiences were of helping colleagues facing infertility. First introduced to gestational surrogacy by a friend whose family did not support the decision for assisted reproduction, Jessica became impassioned to help women who wanted, but could not carry, a child of their own. When a cancer diagnosis led to her own battle with infertility, she decided to leave the corporate world and focus on making assisted reproductive technology more accessible to everyone.

She graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2012 where she worked as a legal intern in the Family Law Clinic and as a ghostwriter for the Financial News and Daily Record. She also became a student member of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Committee where she helped with the reformation of the ABA’s ART Model Act. Jessica was awarded First Place by the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section’s 2012 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay contest. Her paper, “You Say Adoption, I Say Objection: Why the Word War over Embryo Disposition Is More Than Just Semantics” was published in the Family Law Quarterly.

Jessica lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband and very active toddler born via a gestational surrogate. She is active in Jacksonville’s running scene, practices pilates daily, and is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Committee.