Michael Hogan


Michael Hogan was a trial judge the Superior Court of New Jersey for nearly 16 years; he retired in January 2018.  Over the course of his tenure he served in the Family Division and the Civil Division, and he was the Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division and Probate Part.  As the designated environmental law judge for his vicinage during much of his tenure, Judge Hogan presided over significant environmental litigation. For the seven years prior to his judicial service, he served as Counselor to the Commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection, concentrating on solid waste, radioactive waste disposal, and New Jersey cap-and-trade issues. He also was involved with environmental policies involving New Jersey and the Netherlands. Hogan served as a Commissioner 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 land use oversight for an area of nearly one million acres, comprising much of southern New Jersey. Hogan received a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University and a J.D. 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.  Judge Hogan is a trustee of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.