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Tim E. Staggs

Tim E. Staggs

Arnholt & Staggs Law Office
  • Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Appeals & Appellate
  • Indiana
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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Executive Notes Editor of Indiana Law Review; Executive Board Member of Dean's Tutorial Society; Secretary of International Human Rights Law Society
Butler University
B.A. (1996) | Psychology
Honors: with honors
Professional Experience
Attorney and Owner
Arnholt & Staggs Law Office
- Current
Arnholt Law Office
Staggs Law Office
Judicial Law Clerk
Indiana Court of Appeals
Gerald G. Angermeier Memorial Award
Indiana District 11 Legal Aid
Awarded to the attorney completing the most pro bono hours of legal service each year and whose dedication to Legal Aid's mission is found to be beyond measure.
Bartholomew County Attorney of the Year
Indiana District 11 Legal Aid
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar
Board of Delegates
Indiana District 11 Legal Aid
Pro Bono Legal Services Provider
American Bar Association
Bartholomew County Bar Association
National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
Sustaining Member
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
United States District Court - Southern District of Indiana
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are available for ALL practice areas.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Credit cards are accepted for all cases EXCEPT those involving bankruptcy. Flexible payment arrangements are available for bankruptcy clients.
  • Contingent Fees
    In disability cases, you only owe a legal fee if we win your case. In most Social Security cases, this fee is 25% of your backpay benefits (the lump sum amount you receive when you win an award of benefits), with a maximum fee of $6000. In Veterans cases, the fee is 20% of your backpay. In certain cases meeting very specific requirements, fees can exceed the above amounts - however, this is not common. If your case appears to be one of these cases, I will make you aware of that BEFORE you hire me. If I do not, I will not charge you more than the above amounts even if your case is one where a lawyer ordinarily would charge more. In addition to legal fees, disability attorneys do usually have to to request and pay for medical or other records, as well as pay for postage, travel and parking at your hearing, or other expenses. In most cases, these expenses total anywhere from $100 to $500. Some lawyers require you to pay these costs upfront, however I find it easier and more manageable to pay for these things without requiring clients to come up with the money first. You will ultimately be responsible for these costs, and a bill for reimbursement of these expenses will be sent to you at the end of your case. These costs are to be repaid regardless of whether we win or lose your case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Legal fees for bankruptcy cases vary greatly. For most Chapter 7 cases, the fee is between $700 and $1500, depending upon the complexity of the case. Chapter 7 fees must be paid in full BEFORE your case will be filed. For most Chapter 13 cases, the fee is between $2000 and $4000. Approximately HALF OF YOUR FEE must be paid before your case will be filed.
Practice Areas
  • Social Security Disability
  • Bankruptcy
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
  • Veterans Disability
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Arnholt & Staggs Law Office - Columbus
422 Fifth Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Toll-Free: (888) 276-4658
Telephone: (812) 376-6011
Fax: (812) 376-9344
Arnholt & Staggs Law Office - Bloomington Office
803 North Monroe Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Toll-Free: (888) 276-4658
Telephone: (812) 323-3332
Fax: (812) 376-9344