Jennifer Bruch Hogan

Jennifer Bruch Hogan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Houston, TX

Hogan & Hogan
 | 711 Louisiana, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-222-8800
Fax: 713-222-8810
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Attorney Profile

Jennifer Bruch 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 intellectual property issues, to insurance disputes, products liability, and personal injury 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 as well as post-verdict preservation of appellate complaints.

About Jennifer Hogan

Admitted: 1985, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Appellate Law 1991, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Appellate Practice Committee), Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Appellate Advocacy Committee), Appellate Judges Conference (Council of Appellate Lawyers); Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Appellate Section; Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section (Section Council 1995-98) 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mrs. Hogan served on the Board of Trustees of the Awty International School in Houston from September 1997 through June 2009. She was the Board Chair from June 2005 through June 2008 and the first woman to serve in that role.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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 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 multiple 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 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.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mrs. Hogan has been named a Fifth Circuit Litigation Star in Texas by Benchmark Appellate 2013.  She has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2006, and she has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2003. Mrs. Hogan is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a sustaining life fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations. She is a Hemphill Fellow of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. 

Educational Background:

  • A.B., Harvard College, cum laude, 1982.
  • J.D., University of Texas, with honors, 1985.
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Office Location for Jennifer Bruch Hogan

711 Louisiana, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77002

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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