Brendan Hogan focuses his practice in the areas of policyholder insurance coverage and construction. Brendan has handled insurance matters involving a diverse range of property and casualty policies, including auto (uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage), commercial general liability (bodily injury, property damage and personal injury), directors and officers, employment practices liability, errors and omissions and professional liability, property (contingent business interruption), and title insurance. He provides clients with insights and strategies to obtain and maintain insurance coverage drawn from his prior experience representing and advising insurance companies and defending insureds under a wide variety of policies and claims. Brendan has represented and advised lawyers, businesses, property owners, property management companies, accountants, construction companies, hotels, real estate agents, engineers, and title agents pursuant to an insurance policy on a broad spectrum of claims and uses this experience to identify and avoid potential coverage issues before they arise. In addition to his policyholder coverage practice, he has experience representing clients in construction litigation, including experience with construction defects, construction trust statutes, and insurance issues.

Prior to joining Bradley, Brendan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland Law School, where he was an executive editor on the Maryland Law Review and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. While in law school, Brendan was a member of the consumer protection clinic, where he gained litigation experience defending Maryland consumers in state court. After graduating, Brendan practiced for three years at a well-known mid-Atlantic defense firm, where he focused his practice on the defense of professionals in civil and ethical matters and provided advice on coverage matters to insurance companies.

*Admitted only in Maryland; practicing law in the District of Columbia pending admission to the D.C. Bar and under the supervision of principals of the firm who are members of the D.C. Bar.
Notable Matters
  • Represented an excess insurance carrier and obtained a declaratory judgment ruling that the insured’s primary policy was not exhausted, as the primary insurer contended, because it did not contain an aggregate limit applicable to bodily injury claims arising from alleged lead paint exposure, affording the insured a right to its full primary policy limits on a per occurrence basis for all pending lead paint lawsuits
  • Obtained dismissal of all class and collective action claims against a construction company in an employment liability case in the United States District Court for Maryland
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of five-count complaint alleging negligence and intentional wrongful acts against an attorney because the complaint failed to state a claim
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of third-party contribution and indemnification claim against attorney in Maryland state court because the complaint failed to state a claim under the Maryland Joint Tortfeasor statute
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims against local restaurant and manager in Maryland state court as a sanction for plaintiff’s egregious discovery failures