Yes, you CAN fight "City Hall”!
Sometimes dealing with the bureaucracy of a federal, state or local governmental administrative agency can be a real headache. Mike understands this, and he has the experience and expertise to guide your case through the maze of turns that make such cases difficult. Working with, and in some cases fighting against, government agencies is not a new experience for Mike. He’ll represent you zealously.
Sometimes, emotions run high, and oftentimes, it is from difficulties in family dynamics. Mike understands that family relationships sometimes require “sorting out”. Mike can help you with child custody, support, and visitation matters; dissolution of marriage (divorce); post-dissolution matters; involuntary commitment due to psychiatric crisis; guardianships; juvenile cases; name changes; pre-nuptial agreements; elderly issues; and other matters that frequently face family members. Don't let the problem get worse. Talk to Mike.
Business and Commercial Law
Mike handles business and commercial matters for individuals, and for small and medium sized companies. Mike assists with "start-ups", and is also there for businesses that hit a snag. He knows and understands that, whether it is a sole proprietorship or a company with many employees, business owners want to avoid becoming embroiled in time-consuming, lengthy and expensive litigation. Mike will help you look for an acceptable remedy to help you avoid this drain on your resources. Mike Loomis also recognizes that sometimes in commerce you just have to protect your business, and that means litigation: he’ll help you do that, too.
Civil Litigation: As an experienced trial lawyer, Mike is quite comfortable in the courtroom. He handles general civil litigation cases, whether as the plaintiff’s counsel in pursuing a claim, or as defense counsel in defending against a claim. Action in litigation requires a tough lawyer!
It’s important if you’re injured in an accident that you protect your rights, and that you get legal advice, right away. Mike knows from personal experience. After a high school football game, Mike and three of his friends were in an accident on October 6, 1972. Mike was sitting behind the driver in this Volkswagen Bug featured in the photograph to the right of this text. He was trapped in the car for 45 minutes on U.S. 24., before help came all the way from the Arcola Fire Department. Mike had broken his left femur, and had blood clots in his right leg, and hit his head on the seat in front of him. Mike was fortunate and blessed to have survived the accident, as were his friends in the same car, and the driver and passenger in the other car. He knows what it is like to be an injured party in an automobile accident: the injuries from that accident many years ago, led to other medical problems for Mike later in life, most of which he still faces on a daily basis. Don’t rely on an insurance company adjustor to settle your claim! Mike will help you pursue your claim, and the LOOMIS LAW OFFICE won’t get paid until and unless you get paid. And, if the settlement results in you getting less than your lawyer’s fees, Mike Loomis will assist you in getting a fair result. Mike is available for home and hospital visits, too.
Are you having a boundary dispute with your lake property? Until these matters get cleared up, the tension that they create with your neighbors can be unnerving. Mike can help you with your real estate problems.
Wills, Trusts and Estates
Protecting Your Legacy: You have worked hard all your life to acquire your assets, so the financial security associated with protecting them for your family’s well-being leaves you feeling comfortable with the future. As part of the process of planning your estate, we can thoroughly analyze your estate, and strategize the best way of transferring your assets. It is important to minimize taxes, establish the necessary trust if indicated, establish a guardianship for your children, support your personal philanthropic causes, and protect your loved ones.
LOOMIS LAW OFFICE will assist you with:
- Estate Planning, including Last Will and Testament
- Trusts (grandchildren trusts are the most popular)
- Advanced Medical Directives, including Living Will; Power of Attorney for business and health care; Designation of Health Care Representative
- Probate Matters, including estate administration and Guardianships
A properly drafted Trust and/or Last Will allows you to distribute your personal and real property, establish care for your spouse and/or your children, and otherwise express your wishes for developments upon your death. If you die without a Will, the state may dictate "how" your property is distributed, and other matters of importance to you, in a way that may not reflect your desires. Let us draft the necessary legal documents to ensure that your intentions are honored.
Mike Loomis first soloed an airplane (Grumman AA-1B) at Smith Field Airport (SMD) in Fort Wayne, during the Summer of 1976 while a sophomore at Indiana University, in Bloomington. He obtained his Private Pilot license in 1978, before attending law school. Aviation has been a part of Mike’s life since he was a young boy. Mike will provide you with advocacy in FAA enforcement actions; FAA Safety Medical cases; aircraft registration issues; aircraft liens; aircraft accident investigations; hangar transactions; Part 135 Charter Operations; Part 65 “A & P” Mechanic issues; Part 141 Flight School operations; and, Part 145 Repair Station issues. Mike is experienced in many different facets of aviation law, and feels blessed that he has been able to have a career that combines aviation and the law.
Mike also feels very strongly about saving America’s airports. He successfully represented the group (S.A.F.E.) that saved Smith Field in 2003 AFTER the Airport Authority scheduled the airport's closure. The airport remains open, and is flourishing today. Mike has consulted in other airport closing fights. Many times, the very communities that are attempting to close the airport do not understand or comprehend the potential of the airport that they are trying to shut down, and Mike can help you create a legal and public relations campaign to keep that airport open, and allow it to grow.
Mike is a former president of the NTSB Bar Association (now called the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association [IATSBA]. The group is comprised of attorneys that practice before the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The main focus of this group of attorneys is the representation of pilots and aviation businesses in regulatory, certification, and enforcement actions. Mike stepped down as president after serving two terms.
Mike also acts as “mediator” in aviation cases and is available in Indiana to help resolve legal disputes between people from within and without the state.