Managing Member
Phone: (801) 272-7556

Fax: (801) 272-7557
Email: rogerh@hooleking.com

Mr. Hoole represents individuals in civil lawsuits. He focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, child abuse, religious abuse, sexual harassment, breach of contract and employment discrimination cases. Since 2004 he has devoted a substantial portion of his time to pro bono or reduced fee representation of people leaving polygamist cults. Mr. Hoole is a past president of The Utah Trial Lawyer's Association, now known The Association For Justice, and a past president of The Utah Employment Lawyer's Association.  He has represented individuals in numerous cases that resulted in million dollar recoveries.  He has been listed among Utah's Legal Elite in Utah Business Magazine for personal injury and employment law since 2005. In 2004 he was appointed to serve as a member of the Utah State Courts Career Service Review Board. Mr. Hoole has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "AV," indicating a "very high to preeminent" legal ability and a very high ethical standard.

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Religious Abuse and Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Litigation

Admissions:
• Utah Supreme Court

• United States District Court for the District of Utah

• United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

• United States Supreme Court

Education:
• Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Juris Doctor, 1987
• University of Utah, Bachelor of Arts,1984
     Phi Eta Sigma

Professional Affiliations:
• Utah Trial Lawyers Association, Past President and Current Member of Advisory Board
• Utah Employment Lawyers Association, Past President

Reported Cases, Publications, Presentations, and Interviews:

• Presented: "Religious Exemptions in Employment Cases," Utah Employment Lawyers

                       Association, August 25, 2016. 

• Presented: "Rorschach, the MMPI, and the Fight Against DMEs," Utah Trial Lawyers  

                       Association Annual Convention and CLE Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah,

                       September 15, 2005.

• Presented: "What Business Lawyers Should Know About What Plaintiffs' Employment

                       Lawyers Are Thinking," Annual Business Law Section Seminar of the Utah State

                       Bar, May 12, 2005.

• Reported:     Farmers Ins. Exchange v. Versaw, 99 P.3d 796 (Utah 2004)

• Presented: "Bare Knuckle Defense Tactics in Employment Cases: Practical and Ethical

                       Responses," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah,          

                       December 2, 2004.

• Presented: "HIPAA," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah,

                       September 17, 2004.

• Presented: "Using HIPAA to Save on the Expense of Medical Records," Utah Trial Lawyers

                       Association Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 16, 2004.

• Published:   "Low-Cost Patient Records Under HIPAA," ADVOCATE, Arizona Trial Lawyers

                       Association, April 2004.

• Presented:   "Pre-Trial Motions and Scheduling Orders," Utah Trial Lawyers Association

                        Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 9, 2004.
• Published:    "Low Cost Patient Records Under HIPAA," Utah Trial Journal, January 2004.
• Presented:   "HIPAA Impacts on Medical Malpractice Cases," Utah Trial Lawyers Association

                        Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 23, 2003.
• Presented:  "How to Request Low Cost Medical Records Under HIPAA," Utah Trial Lawyers

                        Association Seminar, St. George, Utah, June 27, 2003.
• Presented:  "Loss of Consortium in Utah: One policy limit or two?," Utah Trial Lawyers

                       Association Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 13, 2002.
• Published:   "Passing the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act," Utah Trial Journal, Summer 2002.
• Panel:          "Ethics and Professionalism in the New Millennium: How Are We Doing So Far?,"

                       Labor and Employment Law Section Luncheon, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 14,

                       2002.
• Presented: "The Plaintiff's Perspective In Disputes With Employers," Employment and Labor

                       Law in Utah Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 11, 2001.
• Presented:  "Special Damages You Shouldn’t Overlook: An Argument For Recovering

                      Compensation For Gratuitously Rendered Personal Care and Household Services

                      Using Utah's Collateral Source Rule," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar,

                      Salt Lake City, Utah, September 15, 2000.

• Published:  "Employment Contracts - A Look Back and To The Future," Utah Trial Journal,

                       Summer, 2000.
• Published:  "Employment Contracts & Employee Rights: A Bundle of Sticks, One of Which

                      Might Hit Unsuspecting Employers, Not Just At Termination," Utah Trial Journal,

                      Summer, 2000.
• Presented: "Employment Contracts & Employee Rights: A Bundle of Sticks, One of Which

                      Might Hit Unsuspecting Employers, Not Just At Termination," Annual Labor and

                      Employment Law Seminar, Salt lake City, Utah, May17, 2000.

• Presented: "Employer Liability for Supervisor Misconduct," Annual Labor & Employment Law

                       Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 17, 2000. 

• Reported:    Mackey v. Cannon, 996 P.2d 1081 (Utah App. 2000)

• Reported:    In re Ikon Office Solutions, Inc. Securities Litigation, 86 F.Supp.2d 481 (E.D.Pa.

                      2000)
• Presented: "Recognizing Employment Law Issues," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar,

                      Salt Lake City, Utah, September 17, 1999.
• Presented : "Use of Jury Questionnaires," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Salt Lake

                       City, Utah, October 23, 1998.
• Published:   "The Challenge of Obtaining Medical Records, An Observation on Contract

                       Copiers," Utah Trial Journal, September, 1998.
• Published:   "Questions for The Defense Medical Examiner," Utah Trial Journal, June 1998.
• Panel:         "Employment Laws Working, Just Abused, or in Need of Serious Reform?," Utah

                      State Bar Seminar, Sun Valley, Idaho, July 2, 1998.
• Published:   "Employer Remains Liable Under the Joint Obligations Act After Employee/Tort

                      -Feasor is Released," Utah Trial Journal, August 1997.
• Panel:         "Employment Relations and Employment Law," The Seventh Annual Employment

                      Law Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 13, 1997.
• Presented: "Safeguarding Clients from 'IME' Abuse: Protecting the Injured from Further

                      Injury," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, September

                      19, 1997.
• Published:   "Cancer Victim's Lawsuit Focuses on the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair

                       Dealing in Employment," Utah Trial Journal, November 1996.
• Presented:  "Cook v. Zions National Bank," National Employment Lawyers Association's

                       Southwestern Regional Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 1, 1996.
• Presented:  "Developments in Employment Law: Cook v. Zions First National Bank," Utah Trial

                       Lawyers Association Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 20, 1996.

• Reported:    Cook v. Zions First Nat. Bank, 919 P.2d 56 (Utah App. 1996)
• Presented:  "Case Preparation," Utah Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Salt Lake City,

                        Utah, May 15, 1996.
• Demonstration: "Mock Trial: Defamation Risks in Employment Today," Council on Education in

                       Management Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 17, 1994.
• Presented:  "The Negligent Employer," Council on Education in Management Seminar, Salt

                       Lake City, Utah, February 18, 1994.
• Panel:         "Sexual Harassment or Merely Rude Behavior? You Be the Judge!," Council on

                      Education in Management Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 22, 1992.
• Published:   "The Civil Rights Act of 1991 from the Perspective of a Plaintiff's Lawyer."

Languages Spoken:
• Japanese

Other:
Mr. Hoole spends his free time with his wife, their children and grandchildren. He enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, writing, traveling with his family, and organizational carpentry.