John S. Bloom

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phone: 260-423-1430
877-757-1359
Fax: 260-422-9038

John S. Bloom

With my grandfather, dad, and uncle all being lawyers, I have always had a deep respect for the role that law plays in society, and the good works of which lawyers are capable. The challenge of helping people through difficult situations, both personal and in business ventures is a great satisfaction. The law is ever-changing and requires life-long learning. When balanced with other interests, it is truly a wonderful life's work.

There is nothing more stimulating than preparing and trying a case to a judge or jury. It is thought provoking, competitive, and dynamic. Helping people who have been wronged obtain some relief is meaningful. Additionally, contributing to a logical plan to pass the fruits of a lifetime to those who are important and beloved, as well as helping those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to deal with the complexities of completing the administration of such a plan, carries with it responsibilities and rewards which are tangible.

In a similar vein, helping public and private business organizations thrive in a complicated society is extremely rewarding. The school corporations I represent are doing the work of the future; the electric cooperatives I serve represent a business model which combines some of the best principles of public interactions to perform a demanding and essential need of society. And so my areas of practice have evolved to include business organizations, employment, estate and personal planning, estate and trust administration, general litigation, mediation services, personal injury, school law, and My wife, Gayle, a professional educator, and I have raised two outstanding adult professionals, each of whom has chosen a career other than law. I am proud that they have found great satisfaction in their own lives and careers. Being a grandparent is simply "the best."

Areas of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Employment
  • Estate and Personal Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • General Litigation
  • Mediation Services
  • Personal Injury
  • School Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1973
  • Indiana University
    • B.A. - 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Whitley County, Chief Deputy Prosecutor, 1992 - 1994
  • Indiana State Bar, Board of Governors, 2000 - 2002
  • Southwest Allen County Schools, Board Member, 1992 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer We the People Regional Competition Judge
  • Board of Directors of Greater Fort Wayne YMCA
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Lunch Buddy