Christopher W. Bloomer

Associate

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Christopher W. Bloomer

Associate

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Chris Bloomer is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of business, banking, commercial, and complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining Krieg DeVault, Mr. Bloomer worked at the Indiana Supreme Court serving as an Extern for Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush.  Additionally, his professional experience includes working as a Senior Government Sales Manager for Aventis Systems, Inc., where he served as lead sales representative for all enterprise-class server, storage array, networking, and software orders for the Department of Defense and federal, as well as local government agencies. Prior to serving federal and state governmental clients, Mr. Bloomer provided Aventis Systems’ solution-based services to small, medium and Fortune 500 clients throughout the Midwest. This advisory role, spanning a total of nearly seven years, honed Mr. Bloomer’s client-centric problem-solving approach, whereby he was able to increase client efficiencies, reduce costs, and drive customers’ businesses forward through the use of leading technology, business innovation, and a proven ability to identify and alleviate client challenges.

Representative Experience

  • Represent clients with filing and foreclosing mechanic’s liens
  • Represent owners and lenders in defense of mechanic’s liens
  • Represent clients in mediation and other pre-trial settlement negotiations
  • Successfully negotiated confidential settlement agreement and releases for insurance company sued by several plaintiffs
  • Successfully negotiated settlement concerning alleged services provided to out-of-state construction project
  • Successfully represented secured lender’s interests in mechanic’s lien dispute through negotiation of another party purchasing statutory release bond
  • Obtained favorable judgment for insurance client accused of improperly denying coverage
  • Obtained favorable judgment for global financial institution accused of mishandling cash deposit
  • Represent commercial developers in landlord-tenant disputes and possessory matters
  • Assist clients with pre-trial discovery, including small and large-scale ESI and hardcopy document review, redaction, and production
  • Provide ancillary services to small, medium, and large corporations, including representation in Small Claims Court
  • Advise municipal clients concerning interlocal agreements entered into by and between units of government
  • Counsel municipal clients concerning real property acquisition and improvement, including the use of eminent domain
  • Serve as outside counsel to municipal clients seeking to enforce state statutes, as well as local ordinances
  • Deliver presentations to governmental clients, including department heads and key decision makers, with respect to best practices under the Indiana Code and recent developments in case law
  • Present evolving trends in Indiana law to local units of government, including, among other topics: the Indiana Tort Claims Act (“ITCA”), public purchasing, public bidding and public works laws, Indiana’s Open Door Law (“ODL”), and Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”)

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
    • IU Moot Court (Named to Order of the Barristers)
    • ISBA Moot Court (Moved to semi-finals, arguing in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals)
    • Legal Extern to Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush
    • Indiana Law Review (Executive Board Member)
    • Dean’s Tutorial Society Member
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana (B.A. in Political Science, with Distinction, 2014)
    • Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2017

Professional Associations

  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member

Publications

Construction and Litigation:


Municipal and Governmental Law:

Representative Experience
  • Represent clients with filing and foreclosing mechanic’s liens
  • Represent owners and lenders in defense of mechanic’s liens
  • Represent clients in mediation and other pre-trial settlement negotiations
  • Successfully negotiated confidential settlement agreement and releases for insurance company sued by several plaintiffs
  • Successfully negotiated settlement concerning alleged services provided to out-of-state construction project
  • Successfully represented secured lender’s interests in mechanic’s lien dispute through negotiation of another party purchasing statutory release bond
  • Obtained favorable judgment for insurance client accused of improperly denying coverage
  • Obtained favorable judgment for global financial institution accused of mishandling cash deposit
  • Represent commercial developers in landlord-tenant disputes and possessory matters
  • Assist clients with pre-trial discovery, including small and large-scale ESI and hardcopy document review, redaction, and production
  • Provide ancillary services to small, medium, and large corporations, including representation in Small Claims Court
  • Advise municipal clients concerning interlocal agreements entered into by and between units of government
  • Counsel municipal clients concerning real property acquisition and improvement, including the use of eminent domain
  • Serve as outside counsel to municipal clients seeking to enforce state statutes, as well as local ordinances
  • Deliver presentations to governmental clients, including department heads and key decision makers, with respect to best practices under the Indiana Code and recent developments in case law
  • Present evolving trends in Indiana law to local units of government, including, among other topics: the Indiana Tort Claims Act (“ITCA”), public purchasing, public bidding and public works laws, Indiana’s Open Door Law (“ODL”), and Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”)
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
    • IU Moot Court (Named to Order of the Barristers)
    • ISBA Moot Court (Moved to semi-finals, arguing in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals)
    • Legal Extern to Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush
    • Indiana Law Review (Executive Board Member)
    • Dean’s Tutorial Society Member
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana (B.A. in Political Science, with Distinction, 2014)
    • Dean's List
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2017
Professional Associations
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Publications

Construction and Litigation:


Municipal and Governmental Law: