"In my experience, Mike Loftus is a first-rate shippers counsel in the area of railroad matters. Mike has worked for my company on matters as large as the prosecution of major rate complaints before the STB and as small as advice on a specific provision in a rail contract. Mike appears to have deep experience in all rail matters; he is aware of and has an opinion on all significant current activities in rail regulation and legislation; he works and manages work efficiently and responds promptly; he thoroughly considers issues and comes back with concise, practical, realistic advice; he provides realistic budgets and stays within them, and he is a forceful but credible advocate for shippers. We rely on Mike's advice with total confidence. I cannot imagine that anyone would surpass Mike Loftus' experience and ability in the area of railroad matters."
"I have known Mr. C. Michael Loftus for over 20 years. He has advised and represented my organization on a variety of energy-related matters, specifically regarding railroad transportation. Mr. Loftus always conducts his business with the utmost integrity and professionalism, demonstrating a high level of competency while providing outstanding legal counsel. I find Mr. Loftus to be objective, thorough, resourceful, dependable, and responsive. He is able to discern and duly notes his legal counsel from business advice. His communication skills (oral, written, and presentation) are superb. Mr. Loftus is able to reduce complicated concepts and issues to simpler, more concise, and easily understood terms. I find his customer service skills to be exceptional. Based upon my experience with Mr. Loftus, it is apparent that his motivation, behavior, and counsel are always aligned to serve his client's best interest."
"It is unlikely that there is another lawyer in the USA with the knowledge Mike has with respect to the utility and railroad businesses and the legal issues attendant to both. When it comes to legal opinions, (while always an advocate) Mike delivers an honest and forthright view - even if it means his services may not then be utilized. Mike's work product is well thought out, yet timely. He is willing to devote the time necessary to meet deadlines, even if this means working long nights and weekends. Finally, his ethical conduct is impeccable."
"Mike has been a trusted advisor to Santee Cooper for many years. He is knowledgeable and responsive. In addition to providing excellent advice and guidance, Mike keeps us informed of relevant developments in the industry and provides valuable insights."
"I have had the pleasure of working on a number of matters with Mr. Loftus and would without hesitation recommend him to a prospective client for a complex commercial litigation or arbitration. Mr. Loftus is an experienced and seasoned litigator and a zealous advocate. He is always poised, professional, and calm in his delivery and demeanor, showing confidence to the arbitrator, judge or jury, even (and perhaps more so) while showing patience with his adversary. I have found that the other attorneys in Mr. Loftus' firm exhibit many of the same qualities and characteristics, which I believe is a positive reflection of Mr. Loftus' leadership and sound judgment."