Roger H. Hoole

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Mediator, Arbitrator And Advocate
Phone: (801) 272-7556
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, employment discrimination, and commercial litigation cases. He is a past president of The Utah Trial Lawyer’s Association, now known as 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.

Mr. Hoole has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of “AV,” indicating a “very high to preeminent” legal ability and a very high ethical standard. In 2004, he was appointed to serve as a member of the Utah State Courts Career Service Review Board. Since 2004, he has also devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to reduced fee or pro bono representation of people leaving polygamist cults.

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 State Bar Association, Member since 1987
  • Utah Trial Lawyers Association, Past President and Current Member of Governing Board
  • Utah Employment Lawyers Association, Past President and current Member of the Board

Print, Television News and other Media

Mr. Hoole has also been interviewed for numerous televison news stories and quoted in dozens of newspaper articles related to his clients’ cases. His clients have appeared on numerous television programs, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, ABC’s 20/20, the Biography Channel, the Today Show with Diane Sawyer, and many others.

MEP Tech, Inc

Mr. Hoole is a founder and officer of MEP Tech, Inc., a technology start-up company established in 2009. He is a co-inventor of several of MEP’s eight early patents related to the projection of Interactive Image and Environment Systems.

Languages Spoken

Mr. Hoole has lived and traveled extensively in Japan. He enjoys speaking basic conversational Japanese.

Personal

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.

Reported Cases, Publications, Presentations, and Interviews

  • Interview: Oxygen Network, “Abuse of Power (FLDS Episode)” first aired May 19, 2018.
  • Interview: A&E, “Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil,” first aired February 19, 2018.
  • Presented: “Whistleblower Claims Against the State of Utah Lessons Learned,” Utah Employment Lawyers Association,” January 31, 2018.
  • Interview: CNN with Chris Cuomo, “Inside with Chris Cuomo,” First aired November 3, 2017.
  • Presented: “The FLDS,’The Destructions’ andHow They Got There; Parental Conflict Over Religion and Law,” Utah Polygamy & The Law Conference, November 4, 2016.
  • Presented: “Religious Exemptions in Employment Cases,” Utah Employment Lawyers Association, August 25, 2016.
  • Interview: Trib Talk, with Jennifer Napier-Pearce,”The Federal Fraud Case Againstn FLDS Leaders,” February 25, 2016.
  • Presented: “First Amendment Remedies in Whistleblower and Other Actions,” Utah Employment Lawyers Association, August 19, 2015.
  • Respondent: Sunstone Symposium, “Texas Has Its Own Vew of Polygamists,” August 2, 2014.
  • Presented: “Asserting Parental Rights for Fundamentalist Parents ” Southern Utah Bar Association, January 12, 2012.
  • Participant: The Oprah Winfrey Show, with Oprah Winfrey, “Forced to Marry at 14: Lisa Ling’s Special Report on Polygamy,” May 28, 2008.
  • Presented: “Rorschach, the MMPI, and the Fight Against DMEs, ” Utah Trial Lawyers, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 28, 2005.
  • 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, May 17, 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.”

Paul M. King

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Paul M. King is a Managing Member of Hoole & King, L.C., having co-founded the firm in 1994. He was first admitted to practice law in October, 1989. His practice includes many types of business and real estate transactions, advising clients on business organization, tax and estate planning issues, and litigation involving these types of matters.

His real estate practice has involved many aspects of both commercial and residential real property transactions, from the closing of single-home residential transactions, to complex commercial transactions, development and litigation. He has also advised clients on administrative issues of regulatory compliance, involving both state and federal legislation, including RESPA compliance. He has represented borrowers and both private and institutional lenders, and has closed loans and transactions involving commercial property, residential and commercial condominiums and government-guaranteed loans and bond financing for large apartment projects. He has represented borrowers, lenders and lien holders in foreclosure actions. In addition to acting as a licensed title insurance agent for over 10 years, closing many residential and commercial transactions, he has represented both plaintiff and defendant clients concerning title insurance company claims and agent defalcation.

Mr. King is the past chair of the Real Property Section of the Utah State Bar Association (2003-2004), having served as an officer of that section for 4 years. He is a licensed realtor and a certified instructor with the Utah State Commerce Department, Division of Real Estate for realtor education. He has designed and taught classes qualified by the Utah Division of Real Estate for realtor continuing education involving various matters of tax planning, asset protection and estate planning as they relate to real property, including the following courses:

  • Using Qualified Retirement Funds for Self Directed Real Estate Investment
  • Estate Planning and Its Treatment of Real Estate; and
  • Tax and Legal Aspects of Managing a Real Estate Practice.

Mr. King has also has served on the Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board in the Division of Real Estate since being appointed there by Governor Leavitt in 2001. That experience has made him very familiar with the regulatory and legal issues involving real estate valuation and appraisers.

Mr. King was elected as an officer in the Business Law Section of the Utah State Bar Association in 2004. Mr. King is a member of the American Bar Association, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust, and sits on the committees on asset protection and international estate planning within that section . His practice involves advising individuals and companies with respect to business organization and tax planning. He advises clients with respect to the purchase and sale of business interests, and the merger and acquisition of privately held companies. In addition, he has experience advising clients with respect to asset protection and business succession planning.

Mr. King’s estate planning practice involves appearance before probate courts where probate is necessary, and estate planning for various sizes and types of personal estates. His estate planning practice adopts a comprehensive approach, integrating all aspects of his business and real estate background for the benefit of the client.

Mr. King lives in Holladay, Utah with his wife, Pamela Nilson and their three children. He was a reserve Military Officer – Captain (ret.) – U.S. Army/Utah Army National Guard, serving from 1981 to 1991. He speaks Chinese ( Mandarin).

Practice Areas

  • Estate planning and probate issues involve important, difficult areas of concern for our clients. With changing estate tax laws and regulations, our comprehensive approach becomes even more important and advantageous to our clients. Our extensive business and real estate experience adds depth and allows for comprehensive treatment of estate planning for our clients. Special needs of family members and other beneficiaries are addressed carefully, and estate management for the benefit of the principal grantors is addressed to anticipate potential incapacity of the principal grantors. Comprehensive estate planning involves much more than just avoiding probate. It is important to consider long-term management to assist estate beneficiaries, plan for individualized treatment of the benefeciaries’ special needs, and provide for seamless management during and after the grantors’ lifetimes, all with an eye to limiting conflict and litigation.
  • Estate Planning & Probate page (this is a new name for two existing practice areas, Wills and Trusts and Estate Planning and Probate. We want to combine these two pages under the name Estate Planning & Probate, with the following content:
  • When probate becomes necessary, we seek to efficiently address the needs of the estate and the client. When probate litigation arises, or when it is otherwise necessary, we strive to resolve matters efficiently and bring peace to the family and the estate as quickly as possible. We are experienced in the total range of probate, from simple informal probate to complex formal litigation. For questions concerning probate or estate planning issues, contact Paul M. King.”

Lester A. Perry

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Mediator, Arbitrator And Advocate
Phone: (801) 272-7556
Email: lap@hooleking.com

For 40 years, Mr. Perry has specialized in representing lenders, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy and businesses in banking, finance, real property and commercial litigation. For the past 24 years, Mr. Perry has also represented consumers in class actions for consumer claims in the areas of collection agencies, credit reporting, identity theft, buyers clubs, post-dated check outlets.

Practice Areas

  • Business Organization. The development of the type of organization is important to a business for many reasons: taxation, liability protection, ownership, and organizational harmony. Our attorneys are experienced in these areas and sensitive to the needs of business owners. To learn more about these services, contact Lester A. Perry and Paul M. King.
  • Financial Institutions. The needs of financial institutions are many and varied. Such institutions face challenges with regulatory agencies, employees, debtors, bankruptcy courts, and civil litigation. Our firm has the experience to effectively handle these challenges. To learn more about these services, contact Lester A. Perry.
  • Consumer protection. One of the greatest challenges of our generation is the need for a level playing field when consumers have been defrauded or otherwise must deal with well funded large corporations and financial institutions. Lester A. Perry has been fighting for the consumer for 25 years. He has successfully prosecuted a dozen consumer class actions and has almost two dozen successful appellate decisions on behalf of consumers. He has taught the federal consumer protection/class action class at the University of Utah College of Law. (Aubrey, do we put this in my resume also?)
  • Real Estate – The most valuable asset owned by families and businesses is often real estate. Our firm is experienced in the acquisition and transfer of real estate, the use of real estate to secure loans and agreements, the foreclosure of real property collateral, and the protection of creditor’s rights in real property tied up in bankruptcy. To learn more about these services, contact Lester A. Perry and Paul M. King

Admissions

  • Utah Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1979
  • University of Utah, Masters of Business Administration, 1977
  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1975

Professional Experience

  • Hoole & King, 2002-current
  • Kesler & Rust, 1991-2001
  • Woodbury, Jensen, Kesler & Swinton, 1988-1991
  • Kirton & McConkie, 1981-1987
  • Burnett & Perry, 1979-1981

Mr. Perry has handled some of the largest consumer protection class actions in Utah. He has also handled substantial commercial litigation between businesses.

Recent Reported Cases

  • Ditty v. CheckRite, 973 F. Supp. 1320 (D. Ut. 1997) – 79,000 member class
  • Ditty v. CheckRite, 182 F.R.D. 639 (D. Ut. 1998)
  • Johnson v. Riddle, 305 F.3d 1107 (10th Cir. 2002)
  • Haymond v. Bonneville Billing and Collections, Inc., 216 F.3d. 1087 (10th Cir. 1998)

Gregory N. Hoole

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Mediator, Arbitrator And Advocate
Phone: (801) 424-5252
Email: gregh@hooleking.com

AV (preeminent) rated by Martindale-Hubbell and selected for many years running as one of Utah’s Legal Elite and a Mountain States Super Lawyer, Greg enjoys a rich and diverse legal career protecting and vindicating the rights of individuals and businesses throughout the state. Always conscientious of the high cost of litigation, and a skilled mediator, Greg is adept at resolving disputes favorably for his clients without protracted litigation, but is fully capable of taking a case successfully through the full litigation process when necessary.

Greg began his legal career as a judge advocate in the United States Navy, where he was named Senior Defense Counsel for the greater Washington, D.C. area and twice decorated with the United States Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Greg’s cases have been reported in such national periodicals as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Greg has also appeared in relation to his cases on various law-related programs on national network and cable television, including Larry King Live and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

Education

  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California,
    Mediator Course, February 2017
  • U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina,
    Advanced Negotiations Course, September 1999
  • Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, Judge Advocate Course in Military Justice
    and Administrative Law, December 1997
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Juris Doctor,
    May 1997
    Honors: William H. Leary Scholar; Questar Corporation Legal Scholarship
    Note & Comment Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Bachelor of Arts cum laude, June 1994
    Minor: Japanese
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; President’s Award; Dean’s List
  • Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, Fall 1992
    Special Japanese studies program with emphasis on the rule of law in Japanese culture and society

Professional Profile And Public Service

Admitted to the Utah Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States District Court for the District of Utah.
Rated AV (preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, selected by peers for many years running as one of Utah’s Legal Elite and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, and rated five-stars by Avvo.

Thrice nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission to serve as a state district court judge. Serve Bar and Community in various activities, including:

  • Co-chair Elect, Utah State Bar Association’s Innovation in Law Practice Committee
  • Member, Utah State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, Utah Council on Conflict Resolution
  • Judge, Utah Mock Trial Program
  • Founder and President, Wheels of Justice (cycling club riding to put an end to child abuse)
  • Member, Refugee Justice League
  • Co-Chair, Utah State Bar 2018 Fall Forum

Former Service:

  • Founder, Family Services pro bono adoption program
  • Member, Utah State Bar Association’s Courts and Judges Committee
  • Mentor, Utah Supreme Court New Lawyer Training Program
  • Guest lecturer, University of Utah Pre-law LEAP program
  • Volunteer teacher, Law Education Project Constitution Day
  • Coach, Utah Mock Trial Program
  • Attorney, “Wills for Heroes” program
  • Member, “and Justice for all” Law Day Run Committee
  • Judge, The George Washington University’s Trial Court Board
  • Chair, Holladay Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • District Commissioner, Boy Scouts of America
  • Coach, Olympus Youth Football (Ute Conference)

Publications And Presentations

  • Building on the Past and Looking to the Future: How Mediation Has Evolved to Become
    a Standard, Instead of Alternative, Form of Dispute Resolution, Utah Bar Journal,
    May/June 2018
  • Taking the iPad to Court, CLE Presentation, National Academy of Continuing Legal
    Education, May 16, 2012
  • The iPad and the Law, The Federal Lawyer, May 2012, at 26
  • In the Wake of Seemingly Exorbitant Punitive Damage Awards America Demands Caps
    on Punitive Damages—Are We Barking up the Wrong Tree?, 22 J. Contemp. L. 459.
  • Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District: The Establishment Clause Does not Bar
    Public Employees from Offering Religion-Neutral Services in Parochial Schools, 22 J.
    Contemp. L. 197.