225 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite 181
Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Phone | (317) 881-7575
Fax | (317) 859-2159
info@vanvalerlaw.com


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Tom Vander Luitgaren, Partner

Tom Vander Luitgaren is a Partner at Van Valer Law Firm. His areas of practice include the following:

  • Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Representative Appointments, Powers of Attorney, and Funeral Planning Declarations);
  • Probate and Trust administration, as well as non-probate estate administration;
  • Real Estate (Development, Purchase, Sale, Borrowing, Lending and Construction);
  • Zoning (Variances and Special Exceptions);
  • Commercial and Residential Leasing for Landlords & Tenants;
  • Litigation; and
  • Business.

In addition to the state of Indiana, Tom is licensed to practice law in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the US Tax Court. Tom is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, and Johnson County Bar Association. Tom is also a member of the Rotary Club of Greenwood, Indiana and served as President in 2013-14. He has been active in the Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis since 1999 and has served on the Quality Assurance Standards and Membership committees, as well the Remodeler’s Council serving as President in 2012-13. He has also been an active member of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce since 1999 and serves as Board Treasurer/Secretary in 2014-15.

Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1992. He was a member of the baseball team in 1987-88. Tom received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in 1997. During law school, Tom worked as a law clerk at an Indianapolis firm from 1994-1997 while also working in the human resources department at United Parcel Service from 1994-96.

Tom and his wife Jan are parishioners of Saints Francis and Clare Roman Catholic Church. Tom and Jan are blessed with four children. Tom actively participated in Christ Renews His Parish from 2009 through 2012. Additionally, since 2008, Tom continues to enjoy coaching wrestling and baseball in the Center Grove area.

 

Representative Cases:

J Greg Allen Builder v West – Judgment for West against Former Employer awarding Punitive Damages for Defamation

Grimme v Scott – Judgment in Favor of Homeowner against Contractor for Defective Deck

Watkin v Carpenter Realtors – Judgment in Favor of Home Buyer against Realtor

JD Pugh Cabinet Co. v. Hunt – Mechanic’s Lien Case Argued by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2002

McNulty v. Greystone Development Corp. – Mechanic’s Lien Case Argued by Tom Vader Luitgaren 2006

Westfield Ins Co v Kuhns – Federal Jurisdiction Case Argued in Federal Court by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2011

Endris v Endris – Parenting Time and Child Support Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren and Shelli Anderson 2014

Fulp v Gilliland – Breach of Purchase Agreement by Trustee Case Argued in Indiana Supreme Court by Tom Vander Luitgaren and Matt Schoettmer 2013

Fulp v Gilliland (Transfer Granted) – Breach of Purchase Agreement by Trustee Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2012

Bosley v Niktob LLC – Commercial Lease Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2012

Stevens v McDonald – Restrictive Covenants Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2009

Dinsmore v Fleetwood Homes of Tennessee Inc – Construction Defects Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2009

Wachstetter v County Properties LLC – Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren

Clark v Crowe – Property Line Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren 2002

National Oil And Gas Inc v Gingrich – Commercial Foreclosure Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren in 1999

Piles v Gosman – Property Line Case Argued in Court of Appeals by Tom Vander Luitgaren in 2006

Contact Tom Vander Luitgaren at tom@vanvalerlaw.com

Our Attorneys

Partners

Tom Vander Luitgaren
Eric W. Prime

Associates

Shelli S. Anderson
Emily M. Gettum
Matthew S. Schoettmer


225 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite 181
Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Phone | (317) 881-7575
Fax | (317) 859-2159
info@vanvalerlaw.com


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