Erin C. Hogan

Erin C. Hogan

Of Counsel
Lakewood, Colorado

Ms. Hogan joined Pearson & Paris P.C. on September 6, 2016. She is an experienced trial attorney who specializes in criminal law, complex civil litigation, appellate advocacy, and intellectual property. As a prosecutor with the Weld County District Attorney's Office, Ms. Hogan maintained a winning record in over 45 jury trials, handled several criminal appeals and prevailed in every case, including the interlocutory appeal of a suppression order. She also has extensive experience with DUI and traffic cases as well as charges involving allegations of Domestic Violence.

Prior to practicing criminal law, Ms. Hogan specialized in employment litigation and trademark prosecution. She represented clients in employment and complex civil litigation matters in private mediations, EEO and EEOC proceedings, as well as state and federal court addressing discrimination and harassment claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and similar business torts and intellectual property disputes.

She began her legal career as an associate in the Trademark, Copyright and Brand Management Group of the international law firm of Dorsey and Whitney, where her practice involved a wide range of trademark and copyright-related matters, including trademark clearance searching, opinion letters, international and domestic trademark prosecution, protection of trade dress, trademark and copyright counseling and enforcement, licensing, unfair competition, rights of privacy and publicity, trade secrets and a variety of Internet issues, including domain name and key word acquisitions and disputes. As only a second year associate, she was featured as a trademark expert in the Denver Business Journal, and has had several articles published in law review journals and other periodicals.

Ms. Hogan received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2007, where she graduated Order of St. Ives, and in the top 2% of her class. She served on the Executive Board of the Denver University Law Review, was a team member of the Denver University ABA Appellate Team, and was nominated for several objective and persuasive writing awards.

As a Colorado native, Ms. Hogan has deep roots in the community and a resolute ambition to contribute to the public welfare and administration of justice in her State. She is adept at navigating complex legal issues, reading diverse audiences, and interpreting non-verbal cues in order to deliver cogent advice and convincing oral presentations. She prides herself on her superior persuasive writing, legal analysis, strategic problem solving, and oral advocacy skills. Her broad-range of legal experience, unrelenting work ethic, competitive nature, intellect, sound judgment, and strong sense of personal and professional integrity set Ms. Hogan apart from others in her field, and have been critical to her clients' success both in and out of the courtroom.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Criminal defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • DUI - traffic

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Order of St. Ives
    • Honors: Top 2% of Her Class
    • Honors: Team Member, Denver University ABA Appellate Team
    • Law Review: Denver University Law Review, Staff Editor, 2005 - 2006
    • Law Review: Denver University Law Review, Executive Board Member, 10th Circuit Survey Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
    • BFA - 2000
    • Major: Film Production

Published Works

  • Vanity Web Addresses Available to Facebook Users: The Latest Trend in Online Social Networking May be the Next Big Challenge for Trademark Owners, Dorsey & Whitney Client Newsletter, June, 2009
  • Web 3.0 Free-for-All, AdWeek, February, 2009
  • Protecting Your Brand in DotChaos - Overview of the New Generic Top Level Domain Name Application Process and Updates from ICANN's November 2008 Meeting in Cairo , Dorsey & Whitney Client Newsletter, republished in Thompson West, E-Commerce Law Reporter, November, 2008
  • What's in a name? Maybe big trouble for businesses when it comes to Internet domains, Denver Business Journal, November, 2008
  • Web Free-For-All on the Horizon - Brand Owners Should Begin Planning Their Defensive Strategy Now, Dorsey & Whitney Client Newsletter, October, 2008
  • Approval Versus Application: How to Interpret the Registration Requirement Under the Copyright Act of 1976, 83 Denv. U.L. Rev. 846-866, Spring, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Scholastic Excellence Awards: Torts I; Lawyering Process I & II; and Advanced Legal Research
  • Hartje Objective Writing Award Finalist
  • Reese Persuasive Writing Award Finalist
  • Trademark Expert, Denver Business Journal

Past Employment Positions

  • Hatch Halstead LLC, Associate, 2010 - 2011
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Associate, 2007 - 2009
  • Weld County District Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor


  • Pi Beta Phi