Michael Loughry is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary's Columbus office. Mr. Loughry focuses his practice on representing political subdivisions throughout the state of Ohio in both state and federal courts. He has significant experience defending law enforcement officers and agencies in excessive force, false arrest and other misconduct claims. He has represented numerous municipalities against claims that they had taken property without providing just compensation and in other land use matters. He also serves as outside personal injury defense counsel for several Regional Transit Authorities.
He represents professionals in a wide range of disciplines in professional liability claims and in administrative enforcement actions brought by state regulatory boards. He also defends employers in employment discrimination claims in both administrative agency investigations and litigation.
Mr. Loughry serves the public and legal community through participation in bar association certified grievance committees. He currently serves on the Ohio State Bar Association certified grievance committee, and he previously served on the Columbus Bar Association’s certified grievance committee, including two years as chair of the committee.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Loughry worked as a geophysical technician for an Ohio based oil and gas company, and in various aspects of the music business in Texas.