Robert Hogan is a partner in the Charleston office of Bowles Rice, where he is a member of the Environmental and Regulatory Practice Group. In addition to environmental and regulatory issues, Mr. Hogan focuses his practice on toxic tort litigation, professional liability matters, products liability and complex litigation of all forms. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia.
In his environmental practice, Mr. Hogan has a particular interest in the regulation of water quality issues. Mr. Hogan has actively engaged in litigation since 1992, with experience in both civil, criminal and appellate practice. He has considerable experience in toxic tort litigation, product liability, class action practice and a variety of other complex litigation matters. Mr. Hogan has also represented many health care providers, lawyers and engineers in professional liability matters. He has periodically served as an adjunct instructor at Marshall University’s College of Information Technology and Engineering, teaching a graduate-level course in “Engineering Law.” Before embarking on his lengthy civil practice, Mr. Hogan served as a writ clerk at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and worked for several years an assistant county prosecutor.
Mr. Hogan earned an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989. He received his law degree from the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1992. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and its Section of Energy, Environment and Resources; the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV). Mr. Hogan has made presentations and authored writings on a number of topics, including issues pertaining to class action practice, environmental toxic torts, professional liability, and various aspects of discovery and trial practice. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America in the category of “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendant."