Monday, July 30, 2018

RIP John Hogan

Sad day for the Miami legal community as it says goodbye to John Hogan. From the Miami Herald obit:

John Hogan — an influential lawyer who prosecuted racially charged police shootings during an era of riots in Miami and also advised Janet Reno during her tenures as Miami-Dade state attorney and U.S. attorney general — has died at age 68.

Hogan — who after his career in public service went on to lead the litigation section at Holland & Knight, one of Florida’s biggest law firms — died on Saturday from complications of a bone-marrow transplant at a Houston hospital.

Holland & Knight’s Miami office notified employees of his death on Monday morning, describing Hogan as a “lawyer’s lawyer” who devoted his life to putting others before himself.

“His exemplary public service was a testament to his selfless approach throughout his professional career,” the firm’s managing partner, Steven Sonberg, wrote to Holland & Knight’s employees. “Wherever he worked, John was recognized as a ‘lawyer’s lawyer,’ that is, he was known both for his keen intellect and for his ability to offer practical solutions to complex problems.


Anonymous said...

RIP John. Great guy. I knew him at the SAO. Humble and unassuming. No comments yet on this blog. People have short memories.

Brian Toth said...

I worked with John, on and off, since starting as a summer associate at Holland & Knight in 2007. He was a terrific, caring person, who was uniformly admired and respected. He mentored me at various points of my career, and his insights and advice were always spot on and thoughtful, and I'll always be thankful for them. He was a friend and will be missed. I am privileged to have known him.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know him; only his reputation. A great loss.

Robert Watson said...

I was very sorry to learn of John's passing. He hired me at Holland & Knight back in 2005 and was my practice group leader for many years. John was always friendly & caring and tried to connect people by mentioning things they had in common, such as work background or outside interests. I found John to be very practical and honest in his advice, telling it as he saw it. I regret that I did not spend more time soliciting his wise guidance. John was instrumental in my becoming a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami, the best law job I've had. I will be forever grateful for his encouragement and support of that pursuit. I am fortunate to have known John and will miss him. My condolences to Mickey and John's entire family.