Heather Hoganson

Leading Administrative Law Attorney

Heather Cline Hoganson is one of the leading Administrative Law attorneys in the State of California. Ms. Hoganson graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and from the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law with her Juris Doctorate and with a Government Affairs Certificate.

Ms. Hoganson served for eight years as a statewide research attorney to the administrative law judges of the Office of Administrative Hearings, working on such diverse subjects as developmental disabilities, special education, bid protests, and professional licensing. She then served as counsel to the California Gambling Control Commission, reviewing transactional and license applications as well as drafting regulations for both tribal casinos and California cardrooms. Switching vices, she then prosecuted cases for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, settling hundreds of cases without trial, and litigating scores of cases to decision as well as through any appeals to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeal Board.  She also served as the Tribal Liaison for the Department.

Ms. Hoganson has provided advice to government agencies on Public Records, Open Meetings, Emergency Planning, and Information Security. She has lectured on Administrative Hearings, Regulations, Procurement / Bid Protests and Disciplinary Guidelines for Cardrooms, among other topics. She is the Bylined Author of over twenty articles for Sacramento Lawyer, including:

  •  “The Public Law Section Hears Interesting Facts About ABC” September/October 2015, page 22
  •  “The Public Law Section Looks at Public Records Act Law” September/October 2014, pages 28-29
  •  “I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Means… Expungement in California” MCLE Article with Quiz, July/August 2012, pages 26-28
  •  “For Private Practitioners – Making Law at the Agency Level” January/February 2008, page 12

Before becoming editor for 4 years, she was honored with the 2007 SCBA President's Award for her work as Co-Editor of Sacramento Lawyer Magazine.

Ms. Hoganson is an active member of the Sacramento Bar Association, taking on almost every single leadership role that has been imagined by the organization, including but not limited to President (2016), Chair of Membership Committee (2017-2018), Chair of Bylaws Committee (2016-2017). She served as Chair, Administrative Law section for 2002-2003, 2013-2014.  She remains on the board of Directors for 2019, as a section representative.

She has also been the Recording Secretary for the St. Thomas More Society Sacramento, and received a Certificate of Appreciation for her longstanding contributions.

For 2019 Heather has achieved Preeminent status from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which have been the gold standard in attorney ratings for over 135 years! This top rating is a measurement of a lawyer's ability and professional ethics representing the confidential opinions of bar & judiciary members who have worked with Heather.

Her practice areas include Healthcare Law, Administrative Law, Government LawProfessional Licensing Law, Public Contracts Law, Gambling Law, and Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.