A new judge’s seat up for grabs in the state’s Fourth Judicial Circuit (Washington and Madison counties) has drawn a second candidate.
Fayetteville attorney Brian Hogue has announced his campaign for the job. State legislators created the new position because of the population growth in the district. The Fourth Judicial Circuit now has seven circuit judges.
A nonpartisan election for the eighth judgeship is scheduled for March 3, 2020. The winner of the election will take office on January 1, 2021. Hogue is the second announced candidate for the judge’s seat, joining Fayetteville attorney Tim Snively.
Hogue, 38, was born and raised in Washington County. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and attended law school at the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, graduating with honors.
After law school Hogue began his law practice with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings in Little Rock, handling various civil litigation matters. In 2011, Hogue joined his brother, David Hogue, to form Hogue Law Firm in Fayetteville.
Hogue’s practice, according to a campaign announcement, includes domestic relations, civil litigation, Department of Human Services (DHS) dependency neglect matters, probate, real estate and business law matters. Hogue was recently appointed attorney for the city of Goshen. Additionally, Hogue has an active practice as a certified mediator for civil and domestic relations matters.
“I believe that my diverse law practice and mediation practice, along with my community involvement, have prepared me well for serving as a Circuit Judge,” Hogue said in a statement. “I will always work diligently for the citizens of Washington and Madison Counties and will serve as a patient, fair and impartial judge if elected.”
Hogue is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association. Hogue is serving his second elected term as a member of the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar Association. He was named the Volunteer Attorney of the Year for the 4th Judicial District in 2014. Hogue has been active in his community, previously serving as a member and chair of the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals for the city of Fayetteville. Hogue also served as a Title IX hearing panelist for the University of Arkansas during the 2017-2018 academic year, hearing and deciding on Title IX appeals.
Hogue is married to Morgan Hogue who is the director of medical student education at UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville. They have two children: Ella Claire and Harrison.