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Christopher Hogle


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Chris Hogle helps clients win trade secret, real estate, energy, and other commerical disputes. 

With over 20 years of litigation experience, Chris has successfully tried a broad range of cases, including trade secret lawsuits, breach of contract cases, title disputes, land use conflicts, and fiduciary duty claims, among others. He also defends clients in cases involving natural resources and general litigation.

Over the past 20 years, Chris has achieved optimal outcomes for his clients through jury and bench trials, settlement negotiations, and pretrial development of cases. He is regularly recognized for his skills in peer-review publications.

Chris works closely with his clients to grasp their needs and goals, provide clear strategic choices, and effectively and efficiently execute approved strategies to achieve successful results.

Chris clerked for the Honorable Leonard H. Russon on the Utah Supreme Court (1995-1996).


Chris represents clients in cases involving:

  • Trade Secrets
  • Real Estate Development
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Title Disputes

Client Results

Trade Secret Litigation
  • Chris has unique experience in trade protection litigation, including cases that went to trial in Utah and Arizona, in which Chris successfully prosecuted trade secret misappropriation claims, and in the Southern District of New York, in which Chris successfully defended clients against trade dress infringement claims.

Commercial Litigation
  • Represented seller of waste coal-fired power plant in Carbon County, Utah in a representation and warranty dispute with the buyer, a large, mid-west electric utility.
  • Represented electric utility in a large, long-term coal contract dispute.
  • Represented pipeline manufacturer in a multi-million dollar breach of warranty dispute with owner of pipeline project and commercial general liability insurers.
Real Estate/Environmental Litigation
  • Represented operator of tar sands mine against an environmental advocacy group before the Utah Board of Oil, Gas & Mining in a matter involving ground water, surface water, erosion control, and reclamation issues.
  • Represented operator of tar sands mine against an environmental advocacy group before the Utah Division of Environmental Quality in a matter involving ground water quality issues.
  • Represented governments, developers and citizen groups in disputes over developments and development agreements between developers and cities and counties.
  • Represented industrial and municipal clients in condemnation matters involving pipelines, flood control, and other underground utility facilities.
  • Represented utilities in disputes over easements for underground utility facilities.
  • Represented public and private landowners, lenders, buyers, sellers and lien claimants in cases involving quiet title, mortgage and lien foreclosure, title insurance and title insurer liability.
  • Represented lessors in commercial and luxury residential landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Represented railroad companies and other landowners in personal injury cases involving claims of landowner liability.


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2014-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Commercial Litigation, 2013-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2008, 2010
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, President
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence, Member

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