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Hospitality and hotel litigation support by Dr. John Hogan

publication date: Feb 11, 2016
author/source: HospitalityEducators.com Resources

Litigation Support

Dr. John Hogan, CHA CHE CMHS

I have provided hospitality/hotel litigation support and unbiased expert testimony in lawsuits concerning standard of care in the hospitality industry.  I have worked with both plaintiff and defense counsel and have a balanced perspective.

My work in this area is based on my hotel industry, experience, training, education, experience as a hotel company trainer and university level hotel school instructor, active participation in
hospitality organizations supporting the hotel industry, frequent author and a reasonable degree of professional certainty.

My approach in considering possible support includes

  1. Discussion with the potential hospitality client to gain an overview of the case

  2. Review of the case for a match with my hospitality expertise, hotel industry professional knowledge, and estimated available time

  3. Evaluation of the case merits

  4. Commitment to deliver unbiased opinions and reports as well as impartial testimony

Representative recent cases include


  • Wrongful death in hotel pool drawings  Defendant  (two major branded hotels)

  • Wrongful death in factors leading to an auto accident death from minors staying in a hotel   Defendant  (independent property)

  • Wrongful death from scalding (running hot water at 145 degrees without safety mixing valves precautions)  Plaintiff (major city, upscale brand hotel)

  • Injury from minor claiming a change machine “fell” on them  Defendant (major market, upscale brand)

  • Legionella claim, resulting from failure to properly use recommended chemicals in water systems Plaintiff  (independent property)

  • Slip and Falls (a number  of cases)  

  • Claims against a linen company and hotel   Defendant  (major city, upscale brand hotel and largest laundry company in USA)

  • ADA bathroom case   Plaintiff  (mid-market brand)

  • Wrongful death from fire   Plaintiff  (mid-market brand)

  • Major franchisor case re:  issue of “control”       Defendant

  • Negligent hiring practices and lack of reasonable care   Plaintiff  (independent property)

  • Incident involving injury of minor from faulty glass furniture  Plaintiff  (major city, upscale brand hotel)

Hotel Credentials and Hospitality Industry Certifications

From the Asian American Hotel Owners Association

  • Certified Hotel Owner (CHO) - earned 2013

From the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association

  • Certified Hotel Administrator  CHA  (current) Renewed 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010

  • Certified Hospitality Educator  CHE  (current) Renewed 2009

  • Certified Master Hotel Supplier CMHS  (current)

  • Accredited Certification Instructor ACI (current)

If you are interested in having me work with you, please contact me for a no-cost discussion at john@hoganhospitality.com. or call me at 602-799-5375

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