My mother was a parole officer, so I developed a fascination with the law early on in life. I love the puzzle-solving aspect of my work, and when I get up in the morning, I’m excited by the challenges I know I’ll face.
Melinda Louque Hogan represents financial institutions including banks, mortgage servicers, and lenders in state and federal courts. Her particular focus is on defending clients in complex mortgage foreclosure litigation. Her work includes defending lender liability claims, as well as claims arising from consumer protection statutes, disclosures pursuant to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and federal and state laws governing loan servicing. Melinda also devotes a large portion of her practice to general real estate litigation, including representing title insurance companies and their insureds.
Melinda’s day-to-day work involves performing a comprehensive analysis of each file upon intake, reviewing pleadings, relevant deeds, correspondence, and other documents. This is followed by development of a litigation plan. Depending on the circumstances and facts, the plan may be preparation of a dispositive motion, efforts to negotiate and settle a case early, or pursuing resolution through other avenues.
Once it has been approved by the client, execution of the plan frequently involves extensive motion practice, which is one of Melinda’s professional fortes. A skillful legal writer, Melinda writes with a style that’s both persuasive and in plain English. She strives to focus on the essential issues in a case, and in so doing, make the reader’s life as easy as possible. Judges appreciate her abilities in this regard and her clients enjoy the dividends. In addition, Melinda also argues hearings, takes and defends depositions, and manages cases.