Judge Hogan facilitates mediation conferences by listening to the parties and helping them move beyond emotions and litigation tactics to focusing on core issues that must be considered in resolving claims.
Geraldine Hogan served as a Judge of Compensation Claims in the Fort Lauderdale District for 12 years. Prior to her judicial appointment she litigated workers’ compensation claims as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami. Her legal experience also included representing injured workers, employers and carriers in the private sector.
Judge Hogan has litigated complex workers’ compensation cases, including but not limited to, cases involving multiple injuries with multiple dates of accidents, heart claims, and claims involving collective bargaining agreements that affected injured workers’ benefits under Chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes. Hogan has lectured and served on panels at numerous seminars regarding workers’ compensation issues. For many years she served on the faculty of the Trial Advocacy Workshop for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar Association. She also served as a moot court judge for the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competitions held at the annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Hogan received a bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. She received a Master of Education and Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. Prior to attending law school she worked as a teacher with the Alachua County School Board in Gainesville, Florida for eleven years.
Judge Hogan is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator. She is recognized as an expert in workers’ compensation law and focuses her mediation practice on facilitating the resolution of workers’ compensation claims.
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Retired Judge of Compensation Claims, Fort Lauderdale District Office
Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator
Juris Doctorate - University of Florida College of Law
Master Of Education - University of Florida
Bachelor of Science – Johnson C. Smith University
Former Teacher – School Board of Alachua County, Gainesville, Florida