Gregory N. Hoole
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 and Training
- Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law; 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, The 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
- The University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah, Bachelor of Arts cum laude, June 1994
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; President’s Award; Dean’s List
- Kansai University; Osaka, Japan; Fall 1992
Special Japanese studies program with an 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.
Thrice nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission to serve as a state district court judge.
Bar and Community Leadership:
- Co-chair, Utah State Bar Innovation in Law Practice Committee
- Member, Utah State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
- Member, Utah Council on Conflict Resolution
- Judge, ABA Negotiation Competition
- Judge, Utah Mock Trial Program
- Founder and Executive Director, Wheels of Justice
- Board Member, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
- Member, Refugee Justice League
- Chair, Holladay Bicycle Advisory Committee
- Co-chair, Utah State Bar Association’s 2018 Fall Forum
- Founder, Family Services pro bono adoption program
- Member, Committee on Model Utah Jury Instructions
- 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
- District Commissioner, Boy Scouts of America
- Coach, Olympus Youth Football (Ute Conference)
Greg is a husband and father of four. He enjoys road and mountain biking, trail running, skiing, and otherwise spending time with his family in Utah’s beautiful outdoors. He is a Boston Marathon finisher and a former Ironman All World Athlete.
Publications and Presentations
- Advocacy in Mediation and Choosing the Right Mediators, CLE Presentation, Utah Employment Lawyers Association, May 15, 2019
- Wheels of Justice Rides to Make a Difference, Utah Bar Journal, March/April 2019
- One Step Closer to Tech-Savvy, Southern Utah Bar Association, February 21, 2019.
- Relationship Preservation: What Phil Knight and Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Us About Dispute Resolution, CLE Presentation, Southern Utah Bar Association, December 7, 2018
- 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, July/August 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
- What an HOA can do to avoid litigation and what to do if you find yourself being sued, Community Associations Institute Presentation, March 5, 2010
- 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