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Jerry R. Hogenmiller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C.
Two Rodi Plaza, 665 Rodi Rd, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Phone: 412-310-8374
Fax: 412-232-3498
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2011, 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employer, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business/Corporate, Cannabis Law, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Jerry R. Hogenmiller has represented individuals, small and medium-sized companies, Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, government entities, and professional corporations since his legal career began.  He provides counsel in employment, labor, business, toxic torts, ADR, and disability law, among others, to clients locally, regionally, and nationally.  His extensive litigation, consulting and mediation work has encompassed cases involving, among others, discrimination, hazardous materials, employee benefits, product liability, intellectual property, Title IX, and corporate reorganizations.  Mr. Hogenmiller has also managed cases about fraud, breach of contract, and privacy rights. He has developed and interpreted documents related to golden parachute separation agreements, employee handbooks, and contracts for independent contractors.

Mr. Hogenmiller earned his Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law.  His work on the merger of two major energy corporations, along with other acquisitions involving healthcare companies and nonprofit organizations, illustrates his ability to manage highly complex business transactions.  His certification from the Harvard Mediation Program, among others, qualifies him to handle alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Hogenmiller is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for all Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  His professional memberships include the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the American Arbitration Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Through the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, he has achieved the highest rating of AV Preeminent*.

*AV Preeminent® is a certification used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.  Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process.  Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. 

Practice Areas
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Cannabis Law
  • 10%Other
Focus Areas



13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2011, 2017 - 2022

About Jerry R. Hogenmiller

First Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Three Rivers Area Labor Management Committee
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • The Tri-State Dispute Resolution Group, Co-Founder
  • Conflict Resolution Center International


  • Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition, Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediator and Distinguished Service Awardee
  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Rating
  • Top Lawyers of Pennsylvania
  • Hall of Fame for Advocacy, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mediator
  • Pittsburgh Personnel Association
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • Pennsylvania County Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • United States District Court of Middle District Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mediator
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Illinois, 1981
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • United States Third Circuit Court
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • U.S. EEOC, Mediator
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania, Mediator
  • Pennsylvania County Bar Association
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982
  • Pennsylvania County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee

Representative Clients

  • Chevron Corporation
  • Gulf Oil Corporation

Educational Background

  • University of Pittsburgh, The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University, The Kellogg School of Management, courses toward MBA
  • Denison University, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, 1977

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Harvard University Mediation Certification

Industry Groups

  • Asbestos
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Office Location for Jerry R. Hogenmiller

Two Rodi Plaza
665 Rodi Rd, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Phone: 412-310-8374

Fax: 412-232-3498

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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