Meet Judge Michael R. Hogan, U.S. District Court, Retired



Over four decades on the bench, Judge Hogan has overseen thousands of successful mediations. These disputes have run the full gamut, from institutional sex abuse cases, to small and large bankruptcies, to partnership disputes, to construction suits, to environmental clean-ups and everything in between.


Judge Hogan brings an easy analytical contribution to each mediation. He has developed an intimate knowledge of legal arguments and likely trial outcomes as well as the financial and emotional risks of excessive litigation. 


Judge Hogan has a reputation as a strong closer. There is a time in each successful mediation when an effective neutral can help the parties see the path to settlement. Judge Hogan has built an instinct for finding that moment and rallying participants towards the pragmatic solution.