John Hogan focuses his practice on representing individuals, corporations and public entities in relation to criminal and administrative prosecutions and investigations. He handles contested matters in Federal, State and Municipal Court. He has successfully brought appeals from numerous actions. Mr. Hogan has handled contested matters by engaging in early intervention, conducting thorough investigations, and anticipating legal issues and evidential hurdles for hearings and trials. Through a reputation for preparedness and knowledge of the law and facts, Mr. Hogan attains superior results by navigating clients through difficult times with an eye toward restoration of reputation and mitigation of negative consequences.
Throughout many years of serving as legal counsel to both public and private sector clients, Mr. Hogan has conducted internal investigations seeking to ensure regulatory compliance and address and prevent fraud and abuse. He has drafted and implemented corrective action plans and “best practices” strategies on behalf of businesses and public employers.
Mr. Hogan is also recognized as one of New Jersey's leading drunk driving / DWI defense attorneys with emphasis on complex defenses and progressive penalties. He was one of the first attorneys in New Jersey certified to operate the Alcotest 7110mkIIIc breath testing device and certified in the administration of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Mr. Hogan was instrumental in securing a reliability hearing of the Alcotest when he served as amicus counsel in State v. Chun. He also serves as president of a premier drunk driving defense organization.
In addition, Mr. Hogan handles regulatory and administrative matters on behalf of license holders in relation to numerous agencies and licensing boards, such as, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC / Liquor Licensing), Division of State Lottery, Motor Vehicle Commission, Board of Pharmacy, Board of Nursing, Board of Medical Examiners, and similar professional licensing boards. Mr. Hogan frequently represents restaurants and other liquor license holders in relation to liquor license regulations, enforcement actions and related matters. Mr. Hogan has represented license holders in some of the largest and most widespread investigations in the State of New Jersey. He has facilitated complex license transfers and negotiated substantially beneficial settlements on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Hogan has handled health care claims fraud matters brought by the State of New Jersey. He has handled Medicaid fraud allegations, billing code disputes, and actions involving health care providers.
In addition, Mr. Hogan has represented many public education institutions including local school boards and colleges on matters ranging from student discipline, truancy, Open Public Record Act (OPRA) compliance, and investigations related to fraud, regulatory matters, and financial oversight.
As an experienced litigator, Mr. Hogan has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil rights cases before state and federal courts including actions for false arrest, excessive force, inadequate medical care and similar matters.
Mr. Hogan, a shareholder, first joined Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., in 1999. He has been recognized by the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2008 as “Citizen of the Year.” In 2009, he was selected for inclusion as one of NJBiz's “Forty Under 40” for his community leadership and professional achievements. In addition, Mr. Hogan has been honored by the Middlesex County Bar Association as its Young Lawyer of the Year for 2010. In 2012, the New Jersey Law Journal honored Mr. Hogan as a “New Leader of the Bar.” He has been selected for inclusion by New Jersey Super Lawyers each year since 2006. In addition, the National Trial Lawyers has selected him for inclusion in Top 100 Trial Lawyers each year since 2012.
Mr. Hogan has been a consistent and active member and supporter of the community and participates in numerous trade groups. He is a Member of the Board of Directors and Past-Chairman of the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce, which serves the communities of Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, and Sewaren. He is an Officer and Trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and Co-Chair of the Middlesex County Bar Association's Municipal Court Practice Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Shrewsbury Education, an organization committed to enrich and support technology as well as other educational programs for students. Mr. Hogan is a past member of the State Board of Trustees of the American Conference on Diversity and past chair of its Central Jersey chapter. Mr. Hogan is President of the Francis X. Moore Society and Vice Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section of the ACDL-NJ. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Bank of Woodbridge.
Mr. Hogan has published articles entitled “The Feasibility of Internet Gambling Regulation” (1998); “How The Patriot Act Affects Noncitizens” (2002); “How To Prevent Losing Your Business To Retail Larceny” (2003); “Domestic Violence and the Unfortunate Byproduct of Police Conducted Pretextual Searches for Contraband” (2008); “Collateral Consequences: The Potential for Deportation and Exclusion as a Result of a Municipal Court Shoplifting Conviction” (2010); “Teen Driving - The Curse of Raising a Responsible Child” (2012); “Compounding a Drunk Driving Arrest by Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample” (2013); “Drive on a Suspended License Following a Conviction for Drunk Driving? Do not Pass Go.... Go Directly to Jail... Do not even think about rehab!” (2014); and “The Sober Truth of New Jersey's BYOB law and the acquisition of a Liquor License” (2014). He was also Special Editor of the December 2010 Edition of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Hogan has served as a periodic guest lecturer on Federal Civil Procedure at St. John's University and lectures several times a year on practice related topics for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and Middlesex County Bar Association.
Mr. Hogan is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a graduate of the Haydn Proctor Inn of Court. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hogan completed a clerkship in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, for the Honorable Michael D. Farren, P.J.Cr., and the Honorable Vincent E. Hull, Jr., J.S.C.
Area of Emphasis
All aspects of Federal, State and Municipal Court Criminal Defense Litigation
White Collar Criminal Defense
Civil and Criminal Commercial Fraud Litigation
Driving While Intoxicated / Drunk Driving
Healthcare Claims Fraud/Medicaid Fraud
Civil Litigation related to Criminal Litigation
Civil Rights Litigation arising from allegations of law enforcement misconduct
Administrative matters and litigation relating to liquor licenses, lottery licenses, driver licenses/motor vehicles
Disciplinary proceedings relating to professional licensing of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists
Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
Expungement of Criminal Records
• Collateral Consequences
• New Jersey's Implied Consent Law - The Proof is in the Procedure