With a business litigation practice including partnership, real estate, employment, intellectual property, unfair competition, trade secret and professional liability matters, Charlie Hoge has handled a wide range of legal issues over a 30-year career.
Hoge joined Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge in 1988, previously developing his legal skills in commercial litigation at a large regional law firm. As the firm’s elected managing partner since 2002, Hoge has organized the administration of KNL&H to allow him to maintain a full-time litigation practice while managing day-to-day operations of the firm. Hoge takes pride in achieving practical, creative and cost effective solutions to complex business disputes for his clients.
Hoge has received numerous honors and accolades over his career. He has an AV® Peer Review rating from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory, which demonstrates the highest level of professional excellence, and has been named by San Diego Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys from 2007 through 2014. Additionally, he has been named as one of the Top Attorneys by San Diego Super Lawyers for intellectual property litigation and for real estate and construction litigation, and was recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 for commercial litigation.
Hoge is also a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective trial lawyer society composed of less than half of one percent of American lawyers. He serves on the Board of Governors of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
A La Jolla resident, Hoge is active in sports and outdoor activities, including basketball and skiing.
Litigation Practice Areas
- Real estate
- Intellectual property
Employment: Trial — Defended a national real estate brokerage firm accused of wrongful termination and discrimination.
Real Estate: Arbitration — Represented investors in a commercial real estate development partnership in a dispute with a national home builder.
Professional Liability: Trial — Represented an accounting firm accused of fraud and conspiracy in an international financing transaction. The firm prevailed at trial but the co-defendants were found liable for fraud.
Professional Liability: Trial — Represented a pharmaceutical company in an arbitration of a complex commercial dispute over development of an experimental monoclonal antibody utilized in clinical trials in China for treatment of lung cancer.
Intellectual Property: Trial — Represented departing investment advisers accused of misappropriation of trade secrets and defamation.