Thaddeus Hoffmeister (bio)

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Mailing Address: 58 U Street Nw, Washington, Washington DC, United States of America 20001
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__________THADDEUS A. HOFFMEISTER_ ________
58 U Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202.299.9549


University of Dayton School of Law 2007-present
Assistant Professor of Criminal Law

United States House of Representatives 2003-2007
Counsel/Subcommittee Staff Director for the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Counsel/Legislative Director to Bob Filner (D-CA)
Counsel/Legislative Assistant to Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Unites States Judiciary 2002-2003
Law clerk to Judge Anne E. Thompson, U.S. Federal District Court of New Jersey

United States Department of Defense 1988-Present
Soldier in the United States Army, United States Army Reserves and Army National Guard
Served in Korea, Japan, Germany and Washington, DC
Successfully promoted from Private to Major
Awarded numerous awards and commendations


LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center 2002
J.D. Northeastern University School of Law 1998
Honors: Awarded Three-Year Academic Merit Scholarship
B.A. Morgan State University 1995
Honors: Awarded Four-Year Academic Merit Scholarship


Licensed to practice law in California, Indiana, District of Columbia and Ohio
Top Secret Security Clearance
Fluent in French and proficient in Spanish


I have published articles in the ABA White Collar Crime Newsletter, Army Lawyer, Federal Lawyer, Foreign Policy Forum, Harvard Asia Pacific Review, International Herald Tribune, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Military Law Review and National Law Journal. Also, I am the editor of a blog that examines criminal juries (
United States v. Jenkins (2003) Assisted in the prosecution of the Army’s longest missing deserter
Veterans for Common Sense v. James B. Peake (2008) Assisted plaintiffs in their challenge of the Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits

Resurrecting the Grand Jury’s Shield: The Grand Jury Legal Advisor, 98 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (forthcoming Fall 2008)

The Growing Importance of Advanced Medical Directives in the Military, 177 Mil. L. Rev. 110 (2003)

A Practitioner’s Note on Physical Evaluation Boards, 27 FEB. Army Law. 49 (2001)

“South Korea Signs On,” National Law Journal, April 28, 2008

“The 7th Circuit Tries to Rein in the Honest Services Doctrine,” ABA White Collar Crime Newsletter, August, 2007

“Good Ruling, Bad Policy,” National Law Journal, March 27, 2006 (3/27/2006 Nat’l L.J. 22)

“Policing those who Police the Peace,” International Herald Tribune, December 31, 2004 (12/31/04 INTLHT 8)

Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise, “Gilbert Molleson Elliott: A Life Forged in the Crucible of the American Experience,” (Book Review) 50 FEB Fed. Law. 64 (2003).

“China’s Expanding Interests in Africa,” WorldPoliticsWatch, September 08, 2006

“Scheduling Rumsfeld’s Departure,” Opednews, May 2, 2006

“The Ghost of Shinseki,” Counterpunch, April 15, 2006

“Why We Waited to Send in the Active Army,” San Diego Daily Transcript, September 21, 2005

“Shifting Alliances in Asia,” Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Summer 2005

“Stop Loss Stretches the Army Further,” Foreign Policy Forum, January 21, 2004

“On the DMZ: Move the Yanks from the Front,” International Herald Tribune, June 20, 2003

“Northeastern Law Magazine,” Winter 2005

“The Almanac of the Unelected” 2007

Inducted into the Honda Campus All-Star Hall of Fame in 2006

Mayor’s Advisory Board of Veterans Affairs 2004


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