L. Lynn Hogue, PhD, JD

Title: Professor of Law Emeritus
Company: Georgia State University College of Law
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, United States

L. Lynn Hogue, Professor of Law Emeritus at Georgia State University College of Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.

Dr. Hogue’s career has blended the practice of law with a career in legal education.  Dr. Hogue retired in 2017 from the College of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta as Emeritus Professor of Law after 35 years as a faculty member. He served a brief tenure there as the associate dean for academic affairs (1986-1987). His teaching career spanned more than 40 years.  Prior to coming to Georgia State, he taught law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1977-1982), the School of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan (1977), and the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974-1976). He was a visiting professor of law at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York (1995-1996) and visited on the faculty of Emory University School of Law (1981).

Dr. Hogue earned an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, in 1966. He subsequently received an M.A. (1968) in English literature and a Ph.D. (1972) in American literature from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned a J.D. (1974) from Duke University Law School in Durham, North Carolina, and joined the North Carolina bar. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Arkansas (retired status) and Georgia.

He is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the bar of several other courts: United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; Eastern District of Arkansas; Southern District of Alabama; and Northern District of Georgia.

As his service in the military, Dr. Hogue was an army lawyer in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 21 years. He retired in the fall of 2000 in the rank of  lieutenant colonel.  He is co-author of a book on military law, Military Law In a Nutshell, and beginning in 2019 will be its sole author.

He served as the General Counsel of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a conservative, public interest law firm headquartered in Atlanta, and also twice as the Foundation’s chief executive officer during periods of challenge which resulted from the precipitous departures of predecessors during an eight-year period from 1996 through August 2004.

As an attorney, Dr. Hogue argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court: Alexander v. General Motors, 267 Ga. 339 (1996), a case that led to a multi-million dollar settlement for the plaintiff, a quadriplegic injured in a car accident, and that clarified an important issue in Georgia conflict-of-laws rules; and before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: e.g., Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc., 689 F.2d 982 (11th Cir. 1982), an inter-circuit conflict of laws case; as well as cases in lower federal and state courts.  He represented clients in a variety of cases including such diverse matters as a security clearance revocation hearing and First Amendment cases, and testified before legislative hearings in Georgia legislature on abortion for Planned Parenthood. He was the plaintiff in a case in the Arkansas Supreme Court leading to the professional disciplining of President Bill Clinton for willfully lying under oath in his deposition and in sworn interrogatory responses in the Paula Jones case, Hogue v. Neal, 340 Ark. 250 (2000).  Additionally, Dr. Hogue was a 2016 Citation of Achievement honoree from William Jewell College, March 3, 2016.

He received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award for 1997-98 from the GSU College of Law. He was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, May 1, 1996 as Visiting Professor in Department of Law, United States Military Academy, 1995-1996, and he received Special Faculty Award, 1981-82, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Graduate Program in Health Services Administration for his teaching in health law.

Dr. Hogue is currently completing a book on the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase and is a Hearing Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Health.  He is active with the local branch of NAACP.

For more information, please visit:

Lifetime Achievement Feature 

Achievement Day Honoree Speech: L. Lynn Hogue

More information on the Paula Jones case, Hogue v. Neal, 340 Ark. 250 (2000)

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