Richard P. Hogan, Jr.

Richard P. Hogan, Jr.

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 (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Richard Hogan serves a variety of individual and business clients—both plaintiffs and defendants—in complex litigation matters in state and federal court. He is one of less than 30 lawyers in Texas who is triple board certified in civil appellate law, civil trial law, and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Mr. Hogan's work includes representing companies and individuals in commercial, tort, employment, environmental, intellectual property, securities, and insurance matters. He focuses primarily on civil appellate law and complex trial issues, including service as lead counsel on appeal and as consultant at trial on motions, summary judgments, the jury charge, and post-verdict preservation of appellate complaints.

Certificates and Credentials

About Richard Hogan, Jr.

Admitted: 1985, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • South Texas Law Review, Assistant Editor
  • National and State Moot Court Champion

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, and Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Vice-Chair, Civil Procedure and Evidence Committee, 1995-97, Vice-Chair, Appellate Advocacy Committee, 1998-2005), Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, State Bar of Texas (Program Director, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, 1994-95, Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, 1999-2002), Houston Bar Association (Civil/Appellate Bench-Bar Conference, 2005, Administration of Justice Committee, 1992-96; 2003-05, Appellate Delay Reduction Committee, 2000)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Before law school, Mr. Hogan worked in the inner city with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a nonprofit that places recent college graduates in agencies that serve refugees, people with AIDS, street youth, the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Currently, he is a member of the Jesuit Volunteers, Inc. board of directors.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Hogan has addressed lawyers on topics including the jury charge, preservation of error, challenges to expert witnesses, jury selection, and oral argument. His input was solicited for an article published in the South Texas Law Review symposium on tort reform, entitled "Charging the Jury in Changing Times." Other recent articles and seminar topics have included “Litigation Management,” “The Court’s Charge,” “Objections to the Charge,” “Legal Issues in Jury Selection,” “Casteel and Its Impact on Broad Form Submission,” “New Jury Charges Under HB4,” “The Jury Charge,” and “Preservation of Error—Pretrial and Trial (State & Federal),” for the State Bar of Texas; “Broad Form: The Labyrinth Deepens,” “Practice Tips on Admitting or Challenging Expert Testimony: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives,” and “Preservation of Error Update,” for the University of Texas; “The Fall-Out from Romero v. KPH Consolidation: How Will Jury Charge Practice Change?” “Civility in the Legal Profession,” “Charge Error on Appeal,” for South Texas College of Law; “Romero v. KPH Consolidation: How Will Jury Charge Practice Change?” “Going to the Big Show—Oral Argument in the U.S. Supreme Court,” “Supreme Court Update,” “Importance of Jury Service,” “The New Jury Charge,” “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; “The Labyrinth Deepens—Jury Charge Practice after Harris County v. Smith,” for the Appellate Advocate; and “Silencing the Court: Judicial Impartiality v. Free Speech, A Mock Supreme Court Argument,” for the American Bar Association.


  • Mr. Hogan helped obtain a $98.8 million judgment in a business disparagement case, arguing evidentiary points, directed verdicts, and preparing the jury charge at trial. As an appellate lawyer, Mr. Hogan argued a civil RICO case in the United States Supreme Court, and he regularly practices before the Texas Supreme Court. Mr. Hogan served as part of the winning appellate team hired to overturn a $454 million verdict in a tortious interference case. In the Supreme Court, he argued an important choice-of-law case involving damages caps in December 2012 and is co-counsel on the case that will decide the constitutionality of the Texas Asbestos/Silicosis statute.  Along with his extensive practice before the Texas Supreme Court, Mr. Hogan has appeared as counsel before all fourteen Texas courts of appeals and in three federal circuit courts of appeals.

Representative Clients:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Hogan is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer every year since the inception of that award by Texas Monthly magazine, a recognition reserved for the top five percent of Texas attorneys. In law school, Mr. Hogan was a national and Texas State Bar moot court champion at an academic institution that has been ranked first in the nation for advocacy training by U.S. News & World Report.  He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.  Mr. Hogan is a Hemphill Fellow of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

Educational Background:

  • A.B., Duke University, magna cum laude, 1981.
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, cum laude, 1985.
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Office Location for Richard P. Hogan, Jr.

711 Louisiana, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77002

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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