The LOOMIS LAW OFFICE is the office of J. Michael Loomis, Attorney at Law. It is located in southwest Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in Chestnut Hills Office Park on Illinois Road, about 2.5 miles east of the West Allen County Line Road. It is an independent law office, sharing suite space with two other independent law offices at 951 Chestnut Hills Parkway, Fort Wayne, IN 46814-8932.
The LOOMIS LAW OFFICE was established on October 1, 2001 by Mr. Loomis, a native of Fort Wayne. Mike brings a wealth of experience to his law practice. Mike has uses his extensive trial experience as a staunch advocate for his clients.
Mike focuses on aviation matters, business law, civil litigation, commercial transactions, and family law. Mike has been involved in aviation since 1976 and represented the group that saved Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne on April 25, 2003. Mike has represented clients in FAA Enforcement matters; FAA Medical Safety cases; aircraft acquisitions and leases; Part 135 (Charter) Operations; hangar transactions; aircraft accident investigations; negligent repair; and, endangered airports.
Mike qualified to be a mediator in 1995. He is registered on the Indiana Mediator Registry as a mediator in both Civil and Family Relations cases. Mike’s vast experience as a trial lawyer provides him with unique qualifications for alternative dispute resolution, because he understands litigation and can anticipate the outcome of lawsuit contests. In addition to being a mediatory himself, Mike has also represented numerous clients going through the mediation process.
Mike’s has extensive leadership experience. He is a past national president (2007-2010) of the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association (now the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association). He served as President of the Indiana Child Support Alliance from 1995-1997, working to improve state legislation, Court guidelines, state regulations, case management, training, and integration of new software across the state of Indiana through the Title IV-D program. While serving as Allen County Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Mike established the Allen County School Safety Commission, a cooperative intra-county body of government, education, and law enforcement personnel, leading the commission for its first two years from 1997-1999. (The numbering system used for the exits of local city, county and private schools is a product of that commission, being one of the first things that it accomplished after its creation.) Mike continues his keen interest in public safety.
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J. Michael Loomis is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Homestead High School. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Forensic Studies in 1978. Mike graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1981.
Upon graduation from law school, Mike served as an aide to U.S. Senators Richard G. Lugar and Danforth J. Quayle from 1981-1983. Mike practiced law in Fort Wayne from 1983-1984 with CAPPELLI & LOOMIS, focusing on business and real estate. In December 1984 Mike and his wife, Judi, moved to Indianapolis, where Mike served as a Marion County (Indianapolis) Deputy Prosecutor. Mike worked as a Felony Court Supervisor. Mike also gained experience in supervising major grand jury investigations, including a controversial police action shooting. He coordinated the investigation and retrial of a case involving allegations of prostitution activities at the Indianapolis 500; he prosecuted a nationally-publicized obscenity trial (“Barbra Broadcast”); and, he supervised a Vice Division investigation of a homosexual prostitution ring at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Mike took a brief leave of absence to serve a term as Associate Counsel for the Senate Majority of the Indiana General Assembly in 1986. Mike worked for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office until February 1991.
In March 1991 Mike joined a commercial litigation law firm in Indianapolis, FEIWELL & HANNOY. There, he worked in real estate and commercial litigation for approximately two years. Mike was instrumental in getting the law firm approved for its handling of federal banking regulatory matters in 1992. In March 1993 Mike and his family returned to his hometown of Fort Wayne, where Mike served in the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as Senior Trial Counsel, then Chief Counsel of the Civil Division, and finally Chief Deputy Prosecutor. As Chief Deputy, his responsibilities included the supervision of homicide cases, management of Grand Jury investigations, and administration of the office and staff of over 130 employees. Mike served in that position for nearly five years.
Mike returned to private law practice on October 1, 2001 as a solo practitioner. He established LOOMIS LAW OFFICE, which is now located at 951 Chestnut Hills Parkway, Fort Wayne, IN 46814-8932.
Mike is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Indiana, all Indiana trial courts, the U.S.
District Court for Northern Indiana, and the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana. Mike also practices before NTSB, primarily in FAA medical safety and enforcement cases. He has appeared before several times before Indiana administrative and regulatory boards.
Mike’s father, James R. Loomis, is remembered as Chairman and CEO of the Magnavox Electronics Systems Company (MESC), headquartered in Fort Wayne. James R. Loomis passed away in 2012. Mike’s mother, Elaine, died of cancer in 1982. Mike has five brothers and sisters.
Mike and Judi have been married for 35 years. Judi is the former “Judi Krall”, who worked for WANE-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor from 1979-1984. She is now Director of Marketing & Resource Development for the League for the Blind and Disabled. They have one son, J. Adam Loomis, age 29, who graduated from the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne with a degree in Business Administration. Mike and Judi have a grandson, Kai, age 3.
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