Roger H. Hoole

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

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.”

Print, Television News and other Media

Mr. Hoole has also been interviewed for numerous television 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 Arts and Entertainment Channel, the Today Show with Diane Sawyer, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 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.