Who we are

Our Firm

Allen & Hoffman Lawyers is a partnership of two lawyers – Danielle Allen and Martin Hoffman.  More than just business partners, Danielle and Martin are also husband and wife.  After founding the firm in 2018 in Victoria, Danielle and Martin moved the firm to Smithers to raise their family and enjoy all of the outdoor adventures the Bulkley Valley has to offer.

Danielle Allen

Danielle gives practical advice in a friendly and approachable way.  She thinks creatively to help her clients overcome obstacles and meet their goals.

Before settling in Smithers with her family, Danielle practised law in Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.  She began her career in the public sector as Tribunal counsel and then moved to private practice in the areas of labour, employment, administrative and family law.

When Danielle’s not in the office, you can find her exploring local hiking trails or making arts and crafts with her kids.


L.L.M., University of Victoria (2018)
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School (2009)
B.A. (Honours), Urban Studies, York University (2005)

Bar Admissions:

Ontario (2010, no longer active)
New York (2012)
British Columbia (2015)

Martin Hoffman

(On parental leave until Nov 1)

Updated biography coming soon!


J.D., University of Victoria Law School (2015)
M.A., History, University of Victoria (2012)
B.A. (Honours), History and Middle East Studies, McGill University (2010)

Bar Admissions:

British Columbia (2016)