Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.) - ADR Systems

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Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.)

Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.)

IllinoisNeutral Availability

Hon. Michael J. Hogan, (Ret.) brings a calm, measured approach to all his mediations and arbitrations. Judge Hogan is a well-liked and sought-after neutral with extensive experience in a myriad of civil matters such as contracts, securities, insurance coverage, personal injury, UCC, construction, product liability, nursing home, discrimination, harassment and other employment related matters. His engaging personality keeps all parties focused and energized while working toward resolution.

Types of Cases Resolved

  • Auto Liability
  • Construction
  • Construction Accidents
  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Subrogation
  • Wrongful Termination

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Since joining ADR Systems in 2006, Judge Hogan has served as a full-time mediator, arbitrator, tri-panel chair and independent neutral evaluator
  • 19-year judicial career in the Circuit Court of Cook County, including Law Jury for 17 years, and presiding over Motion Call F during the last 12 years
  • 16-year legal career, including 12 years in private practice with Hartigan & Ward, general litigation concentrating in commercial, personal injury, securities, real estate and municipal law; four years with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
  • Approved Mediator, Circuit Court of Cook County

Representative Cases

  • Auto Liability: bus carrying church members hit by another vehicle
  • Class Action: involving wage differential issue
  • Defamation: involving a claim of First Amendment protection
  • Discrimination: pregnant employee claiming retaliation with racial and gender discrimination
  • Employment: retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim
  • Harassment: employee bullied and insulted by other employees of school district; toxic work environment
  • Harassment: various cases involving racial and gender harassment
  • Medical Malpractice: settled dozens of cases
  • Non-Compete: breach of non-disclosure agreement
  • Nursing Home: resolved hundreds of cases involving injuries sustained by residents
  • Personal Injury: resolved thousands of personal injury cases ranging from product liability and premises liability to medical malpractice and wrongful death
  • Personal Injury: hearing loss cases with thousands of firemen
  • Product Liability: pharmaceutical case in which distributed drug caused death
  • Sexual Harassment: woman working in medical office with secret camera in the bathroom
  • Toxic Tort: involving hundreds of plaintiffs
  • Wrongful Death: seven employees at fast food restaurant murdered
  • Wrongful Death: negligent supervision and entrustment resulting in death of child with mental health issue
  • Wrongful Termination: doctor terminated claiming defamation

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Member, Illinois Judges Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Celtic Man of the Year Award
  • Leading Lawyers, Top 10 ADR, Personal Injury Neutrals

Presentations and Publications

  • Presenter, Moot Court Series, CBA, Young Lawyers Section
  • Presenter, Motion Practice Seminars, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Presenter, “Mediation Ethics,” Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP


  • J.D., Loyola University College of Law
  • B.A., Loyola University


  • Illinois State Bar


I was a sitting judge for over 19 years, have practiced law and have been a mediator and arbitrator since 2006. Many attorneys have tried cases in my courtrooms or mediated or arbitrated a case with me.

Additionally, I have three family members working at Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The disclosures listed above will not affect my neutrality in this dispute.

ADR Systems is fast, cost-effective and user-friendly.

Carloyn CoffmanLitigation Specialist, Hanover Insurance