Mr. Hogg joined GMGM as an associate attorney in February 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an associate attorney at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., a large metropolitan Detroit law firm. Mr. Hogg also completed an internship as an assistant prosecuting attorney at Ingham County Prosecutor's Office and worked for a national nonprofit public-interest law center known as Sugar Law Center for Social and Economic Justice. In addition to practicing in all Michigan state courts, Mr. Hogg has represented clients in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hogg also handles cases in various administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the Michigan Department of Civil Rights; and the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Agency.
Areas of Practice
- Serious personal injury litigation
- Zoning disputes
- Business and employment-related matters
- Due to his reputation as a strong legal researcher, writer, and advocate, Mr. Hogg has been retained by other attorneys to handle various aspects of their cases, including dispositive motions, depositions, and appeals. A few examples of the litigation Mr. Hogg has been involved with include:
- $2 million jury verdict in Macomb County Circuit Court in an automobile negligence claim involving a traumatic brain injury.
- $750,000 settlement in Macomb County Circuit Court in a construction accident claim involving serious injuries to both knees and requiring bilateral knee replacement surgery.
- $500,000 settlement in Oakland County Circuit Court in an automobile negligence claim involving a traumatic brain injury.
- $350,000 settlement in Wayne County Circuit Court in a general negligence claim involving an eye injury and permanent blindness in one eye.
- Successful resolution of a zoning dispute involving the Natural Rivers Zoning Act. Respondent owned a motel on a renowned Michigan trout stream located in Lake County. He also operated a fly-fishing guide service. Respondent received a "cease and desist" letter from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) alleging that the fly-fishing guide service was a nonconforming use of the motel property. After significant negotiations with the DNR, a consent decree was entered, allowing respondent to continue his services as a fly-fishing guide with no significant changes to his operations, and no fines or penalties.
- Editor for the Journal of Business and Securities Law at Michigan State University
University of Michigan, B.A. in Public Administration (honors)
Michigan State University, J.D., 2006