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Ontario (2010, no longer active)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

Martin is a strategic thinker who considers every angle to achieve the best results for his clients.

Martin started his legal career in Vancouver at the Law Society of British Columbia, the provincial regulatory body for lawyers. An adept researcher and a quick study, his legal experience spans a variety of areas including family law, employment, administrative law, and professional regulation.

When not working or spending time with his family, Martin is happiest hiking in the woods or on the water in his kayak.


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)