Geraldine Hogan served as a Judge of Compensation Claims for the State of Florida in the Fort Lauderdale District for twelve 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. Judge Hogan has lectured and served on panels at numerous seminars discussing workers’ compensation law. During her tenure as a JCC she consistently served on the faculty of the Trial Advocacy Workshop for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. Judge Hogan began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. She later worked in the private sector litigating criminal cases and workers’ compensation claims.
Her legal experience includes representing injured workers, employers and carriers. Prior to receiving a judicial appointment, she worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami where she exclusively litigated workers’ compensation claims. She has extensive experience litigating complex cases including claims involving multiple injures with multiple dates of accidents, repetitive trauma, heart claims, and claims involving collective bargaining agreements. Judge Hogan has a reputation of treating all parties and their attorneys with respect. She facilitates mediation conferences by helping everyone involved to focus on core issues that must be considered in resolving claims.
Judge Hogan received her 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 public-school teacher with the Alachua County School Board in Gainesville, Florida for more than ten years. She is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar. She is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association.