Cantrell, Strenski & Mehringer, LLP

Trial Attorneys Serving the Insurance Industry

The Circle in Indianapolis

The law firm of Cantrell, Strenski & Mehringer, LLP opened on March 2, 2009, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founding partners Dennis Cantrell and Jim Strenski practiced for years as partners in the Insurance Litigation Practice Group of a large, Indianapolis law firm before forming their new law firm with partners Sue Mehringer and Barb Jones. Their goal was to continue to provide high quality representation to their clients, but to do so in a small law firm environment. Their vision developed into a litigation boutique staffed with attorneys, paralegals and support staff who also worked with them in representing the insurance industry and other clients in their former firm.

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Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have a long history of providing coverage advice to insurance companies that have disputes with their policyholders, both in Indiana and across the country. The attorneys have represented insurance companies at every stage of a coverage dispute, from the time the claim is reported through the trial or appeal of resulting litigation. When coverage disputes result in bad faith claims and lawsuits filed against insurance companies, our attorneys have represented insurance companies at every stage, including trial and appeal. Since 2000, our attorneys have represented the largest insurer in the nation in bad faith litigation in Indiana and across the country.

Our service of the insurance industry also includes defending insureds in third party disputes and litigation. We have significant experience representing insureds in most any type of litigation. Our experience also includes representation of many other businesses and individuals in many types of litigation.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy in case handling is to provide, at all times, the highest quality of professionalism, advice and representation. We also provide early, objective assessment of the strengths, weaknesses and recommended plans of action in every case, taking into consideration all factors, including fees and costs. We work as a team at every stage with every client. We timely report and communicate with every client. We strive to achieve the best possible results in the most cost efficient manner. We are flexible in the types of fee agreements we reach with clients.

We are, first and foremost, trial attorneys. Although our philosophy in every case is to achieve the best possible results in the most cost efficient manner, our attorneys have significant experience trying bad faith, insurance coverage and other types of lawsuits to juries and judges, in state and federal courts, in Indiana and across the country. We look forward to trying lawsuits and we have the experience and resources to provide top quality representation in the courtroom.

Our large law firm experience prepared us to provide the highest quality representation of clients in all types of insurance coverage, bad faith and other types of complex litigation. Our small law firm allows us to provide the same high quality representation without the conflicts, rate pressure and high overhead inherent in large law firms.