Kenneth E. "Ken" Hogan, Esq. – Partner

A skilled trial and litigation attorney, Ken has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and business disputes, from contracts, shareholder disputes, dissolution actions, business torts, complex commercial litigation, receiverships, custodianships, banking and finance litigation, and collection actions – whether in trial, arbitration, or mediation, Ken fights for his clients’ rights and recoveries. 

 

Ken earned and retains rating as “AV Pre-eminent,” Martindale Hubbel’s highest performance ranking.  He’s also been recognized in Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyer’s  rankings as a “Rising Star” in 2009, as a “Superlawyer” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, as one of the Mountain States’ Top 100 litigation and trial attorneys in 2015 (Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming), and has been selected in Nevada Business Magazine polling as “Legal Elite” in Nevada for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Ken has served on the State Bar of Nevada disciplinary committee (attorney conduct) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

 

Before practicing law, Ken retired from twenty years of service to this nation as an intelligence field operations officer and rated Master Aviator, with extensive combat experience, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Being groomed for further service in the intelligence community on a national level, after graduating number one in his class of over 150 select military, CIA, FBI, and DEA intelligence professionals at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C., Mr. Hogan was placed in command of all USAF psychological operations, military deception, command and control targeting, and electronic warfare operations in key theaters of combat operations, where he served until his retirement in 2003.

 

Upon entering the practice of law, Ken trained at and worked for the law firm of Gordon Silver for seven years, one of Nevada’s oldest, largest, and most prominent business litigation firms, until teaming with Jeff to form Hogan Hulet, where he continues to focus on quickly and efficiently resolving disputes while protecting his clients’ long-term financial interests.

 

EDUCATION

 

2006:     J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

1999:     Master’s Degree, M.S. in Strategic Intelligence, DIA National Defense Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University)

1993:     Master’s Degree, M.S. in Political Science, University of South Dakota

1982:     Bachelor’s Degree, B.S. in Russian Area Studies and Languages

 

DISTINCTIONS

AV-Pre-eminent® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Mountain States Super Lawyers:  Rising Star, 2009; Super Lawyer, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Top 100 Attorneys, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2015

Selected for the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Committee, State Bar of Nevada, 2010-2017

Serves as judge for trial advocacy and client counseling and negotiation competitions at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

    Affiliations and Court Admissions

    • State and Federal Courts of Nevada
    • Nevada Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 
    • Clark County Bar Association
    • State Bar of Nevada, Disciplinary Committee Member
    • National Business Institute, Instructor

    Publications

    • Co-authored revisions to Chapter 22 (Trials) of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 2012 Edition
    • Former editorial staff of the Nevada Law Journal
    • Presented multiple seminars for National Business Institute, including  Representing Your Client in Federal Court, a Crash Course to Key Federal Court Procedures and Strategies

    Representative Clients and Cases

    • Representative Clients: Las Vegas Hilton; Caesars Entertainment, Inc.; Hard Rock Hotel; Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Manzen LLC d/b/a Xyience; Nevada State Bank; Pacific Western Bank; Heli USA Airways, Inc.; Weightman Holdings, LLC d/b/a Tireworks; Vision Airlines; Embedded Processer Designs, Inc.; and numerous local medical practitioners.
    • Successfully prosecuted numerous receivership and deficiency actions for one of California’s most prominent lending institutions, and for Nevada’s oldest local financial institution.
    • Domesticated foreign judgments from Canada, Mexico, and sister states, in preparation for collection activities against Nevada assets on outstanding judgments.
    • Successfully defended prominent local aircraft operations entity in several legal actions, ranging from contract disputes to civil tort actions and property disputes.
    • Defended numerous Las Vegas Strip Casino/Resorts against lien claims during construction and renovation of their properties, resulting in significant monetary savings.
    • Prosecuted and defended contract actions on behalf of a national energy drink company, a global electronics manufacturer and distributor, and a large automotive servicing entity.
    • Represented the court-appointed custodians of a Nevada mining entity, originally organized to conduct mining and exploratory hydrocarbon operations in Northern Nevada.

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    Las Vegas, Nevada 89144