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Jennifer Bruch Hogan

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Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-222-8800
Fax:
713-222-8810
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Mrs. Hogan is an appellate specialist handling a wide variety of complex civil cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, appellants and appellees, in state and federal appellate and trial courts. The issues involved in these cases range from contractual disputes, business torts, and complex procedural issues, to insurance disputes, products liability, and probate matters. Mrs. Hogan regularly appears in the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and the Texas Courts of Appeals. She also frequently finds herself in trial courts arguing complex motions and jury charges.

Mrs. Hogan has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) since 2007. She has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) every year since 2003.

Mrs. Hogan previously was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she was head of the national appellate practice team. Earlier, she was a partner in her own firm, Hogan & Hogan, L.L.P., a boutique appellate firm in Houston. Before forming her own firm in 1995, she was an associate and partner with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, where she was co-leader of the firm's appellate practice group. Following her law-school graduation, Mrs. Hogan served as a Briefing Attorney on the Texas Supreme Court during the 1985-86 court term.

Mrs. Hogan served on the Board of Trustees of the Awty International School in Houston for twelve years and as the Board Chair from June 2005 through June 2008. Mrs. Hogan presently serves as a Vice-President of the Parent Network Board of Claremont McKenna College.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate - Litigation
  • Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Appellate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • A.B. - 1982
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works

  • In the summer of 2005, Mrs. Hogan co-authored an article published in the South Texas Law Review symposium on tort reform, entitled “Charging the Court in Changing Times.” In addition, Mrs. Hogan is a frequent speaker at legal education seminars. In 2014, Mrs. Hogan authored and delivered a CLE paper for the State Bar Civil Appellate Practice 101 Course titled “Texas Supreme Court Practice and Procedures.” In 2013, Mrs. Hogan addressed the Harris County Civil District Judges Conference on the Property Owners' Rule and Lay Opinion Testimony. In 2011, Mrs. Hogan authored and delivered several CLE papers, including: “The Jury Charge” for the State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice Course; “Cutting Edge Appellate Issues” for the 34th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course by the State Bar of Texas; and “When to Hire Appellate Counsel and How to Use Them” for Valero Energy Corporation. In the summer of 2010, Mrs. Hogan spoke at the 20th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals, UTCLE, on the topic, “Thinking Out Loud: Why We Orally Argue Appellate Cases and How Best to Prepare for the Joust.” In 2008, Mrs. Hogan authored and delivered several CLE papers, including: “The Texas Supreme Court’s Evolving Jurisprudence Regarding Insurance Issues” for the State Bar of Texas; “When to Hire Appellate Counsel and How to Use Them” for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course; “Insurance Issues in the Supreme Court” for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Practice Course; and “Objecting to the Court’s Charge” for the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Mrs. Hogan’s other recent papers have included: “The Court’s Charge: Charging the Jury in Changing Times” for the State Bar of Texas, 2006; “Contorts Update” for the State Bar of Texas, 2006; “Objections to the Charge” for the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2006; “The Charge Conference and Court’s Charge” for the University of Houston, 2006; “Seeking and Avoiding Supreme Court Review” for the State Bar of Texas, 2005; “Supreme Court Update” for the Houston Bar Association Litigation Section, 2005; “Casteel and Its Impact on Broad Form Submission” and “Jury Charge Under HB4” for the State Bar of Texas, 2004; “Broad Form: The Labyrinth Deepens” for the University of Texas, 2004; “Charge Error on Appeal” for the South Texas College of Law, 2004; “The New Jury Charge” for the Houston Bar Association, 2004; “Preserving Error in the Trial Court—Top Ten Things to Remember” and “Jury Charge Issues relating to Crown Life v. Casteel” for the Houston Bar Association, 2003; “Appealing Actual/Punitive Damages” for the State Bar of Texas, 2001; “Effective Motions for Rehearing” for the Houston Bar Association, 2001; “Doing the Right Thing: Ethics and Professionalism in Appellate Practice” for the University of Texas, 2001.

Representative Clients

  • ExxonMobil Corporation, Valero Energy Corporation, Premcor, Dana Corporation, DCP Midstream, Cooper Industries, Eaton Corporation, American Power Conversion Corporation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Member, Appellate Practice Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
  • American Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Greenhill Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Partner, 2005 - 2007
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Associate, Partner, 1986 - 1995
  • Supreme Court of Texas, Law Clerk, 1985 - 1986

Languages

  • English

Contact

Hogan & Hogan
Pennzoil Place
711 Louisiana, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-222-8800
Fax: 713-222-8810
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