Michael Hogan retired in 2012 from the Superior Court of New Jersey, where he was a trial judge for 11 years in the Family Division and the Civil Division and last served as presiding judge of the Chancery Division and Probate Part. He was also the designated environmental law judge for his vicinage. Prior to his judicial service, he served as counselor to the Commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection for seven years and concentrated on solid waste and radioactive waste disposal issues as well as cap-and-trade air issues involving agreements between New Jersey and the Netherlands. He also served on the New Jersey Pinelands Commission for the nine years preceding his appointment to the NJDEP. The Commission, through its comprehensive management plan, has environmental and zoning oversight for nearly one million acres, comprising most of southern New Jersey. He received his BA degree from Montclair State University and his JD degree from Stetson University College of Law. He maintained a general practice of law for 20 years in Burlington, New Jersey. He is a member of the Bar in Florida and New Jersey and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.