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Austin  Mehr

Austin Mehr

At Mehr Fairbanks, we take and win all types of Insurance cases. 40 years.
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims
  • Kentucky
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Biography

Austin Mehr has tried more insurance bad faith cases to judgment than any other attorney in Kentucky.

Notable Mehr Fairbanks Trial Verdicts*:

2013 Defense Scott Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
2011 $2,634,175.00 Bell Kentucky National Insurance Company
2009 $4,394,681.00 Kenton The Medical Protective Company
2007 $50,000.00 Whitley Tennessee Farmers Insurance
2006 $950,833.00 Taylor Hamilton Mutual Insurance Company
2004 $290,842.00 Knox Hamilton Mutual Insurance Company
2004 $20,000.00 Hardin Kentucky National Insurance Company
2002 Defense Lee Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
2000 $1,030,000.00 Lincoln Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
1999 $455,000.00 Fayette Standard Life Insurance Company & Investors Life Insurance Company of North America
1998 $1,784,836.00 Pike Home Insurance Company of Indiana

*Disclaimer: All judgment amounts listed above were entered by the listed Circuit Courts in the State of Kentucky. However, the amounts do not necessarily reflect a final amount that was received by the Plaintiff(s) in each respective case. The judgment amounts may have (1) increased after attorney’s fees and interest were calculated, (2) decreased following a post-judgment settlement, or (3) altered or vacated following an appeal. The above-mentioned judgment amounts do not constitute a promise for potential case judgements. The judgment amounts are meant only as a sampling of judgments that have been entered in cases involving Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers, PLLC. Judgment results vary from case to case.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
J.D. (1983) | Law
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Murray State University
B.S. (1975) | Biology
Honors: cum laude
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Professional Experience
Partner
Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Bad Faith Verdicts and Appeals – What Are Your Chances?
The Advocate
Was Removal Proper Under ERISA? Why a Motion to Remand May Be Appropriate
The Advocate, Kentucky Justice Association
Admissibility of Litigation Conduct in a Bad Faith Trial
The Advocate, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
Defeating Summary Judgment Motions in Bad Faith Cases – the Power of Inference
The Advocate, Kentucky Justice Association
ERISA Preemption? Maybe, Maybe Not! Analysis of the Safe Harbor Provisions
The Advocate, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
Grange Mutual Ins. Co. v. Trude, A Change in the Landscape of Discovery for Bad Faith Cases
The Advocate, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
Bad Faith Insurance Law in Kentucky
M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC
How to Practice a Third Party Bad Faith Case
Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
The Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act Gives Workers’ Compensation a Warm Hug – Welcome to the Real World
Bad Faith Litigation in Kentucky
National Business Institute
Speaking Engagements
Zooming Thru Continuing Education, Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Insurance Bad Faith, Perry County Bar Association
Kentucky Law Update, Lexington, Ashland, London, Louisville, Paducah, Bowling Green, Covington, Owensboro, KY
Insurance Bad Faith, Laurel County Bar Association
Advanced Insurance Bad Faith, National Business Institute, Louisville, Lexington, KY
Guest Speaker, Insurance Bad Faith, McCracken County Bar Association, Daviess County Bar Association, Perry County Bar Association, Jessamine County Bar Association
University of Kentucky Trial Advocacy Board Awards Banquet
Bad Faith Seminar, South Dakota
Bad Faith Lecture, Bell County Association, Boyd County Association, Laurel County Association, Jefferson AssociationCounty
ERISA Long Term Disability Claims: Administrative Appeals through Litigation, Kentucky Justice Association
Insurance Issues in Consumer Law, University of Kentucky CLE
Punitive Damages after State Farm v. Campbell, KATA New Orleans Seminar
Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Kentucky, Lorman Education Services
Evidence of Other Bad Acts to Support Punitive Damages after BMW v. Gore. How to Handle the Cries of “Prejudice” before the Trial and the Cries of “Unsupported by the Evidence” after the Verdict, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
Proving Damages, Fayette County CLE, Lexington, Kentucky
Bad Faith Law – Avoiding the Pitfalls and Preparing for Litigation, Louisville Bar Association
Tips on the Trial of Bad Faith Cases, ATLA Annual Convention, Washington, DC
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2012-2024
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Best Litigation Attorneys in Lexington
Expertise.com
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Kentucky
National Trial Lawyers
Distinguished CLE Speaker
Perry County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Fayette County Bar Association Foundation
Volunteer Board Member
Current
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Fayette County Legal Help Center
Volunteer Attorney
Current
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Kentucky State Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Additional Practice Area
  • ERISA Claims
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Austin Mehr's Website Profile
Website
Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers Website
Blog
Kentucky ERISA Disability & Life Insurance Claim Lawyers
Contact & Map
Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers
201 W Short St., #800
Lexington, KY 40507
Toll-Free: (800) 249-3731
Fax: (859) 225-3830
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed