Full Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 522 5331

Justice Hector L. Hofileña earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, and his Bachelor of Laws degree, cum laude, at the Ateneo de Manila in 1951 and 1954, respectively.  He was admitted to the practice of law in 1955.
He started teaching law in 1957 and was Registrar of the Ateneo College of Law from 1958 to 1994 when he was appointed Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals.  He retired from the bench in 1999. He was appointed by the Supreme Court as Bar Examiner for Civil Law in the 1996, 2000 and 2001 Bar Examinations.
He is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Judicial Ethics of the Philippine Judicial Academy and was a contributor to the Benchbook for Philippine Judges and the annotation of the New Code of Judicial Conduct for the Philippine Judiciary. He is a lecturer in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education seminars and gives Pre-Bar and Pre-Week lectures in Property, Legal & Judicial Ethics, and Practical Exercises.
He is currently the Dean of the Graduate School of Law of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
Alongside his private law practice, he was a director of San Miguel Corporation in 2002 to 2004 and 2007-2011.  He is presently a director of San Miguel Properties, Inc. and San Miguel Foods, Inc..

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Succession
  • Legal and Judicial Ethics
  • Property
  • Persons and Family Relations
  • Administrative Law
  • Conflict of Laws
Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1955 and was its General Counsel in 2007)

Courses Taught: 
  • Civil Law
  • Legal and Judicial Ethics
Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila University, 1954; Bachelor of Arts, Ateneo de Manila University, 1951