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The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Austin Mehr of Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers received an invitation on July 17, 2017, to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers. As stated in his invitation: “Membership in The National Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and extended to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership in their respective state based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria.”  Congratulations, Austin!
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Kentucky Supreme Court Reaffirms Standard for Insurance Bad Faith

In Hollaway v. Direct General Ins. Co. of Miss., 497 S.W.3d 733 (Ky. 2016), the Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the first substantive insurance bad faith case to come before it in ten years.  In the September 22, 2016, decision, the Court affirmed a summary judgment granted by Fayette Chief Regional Circuit Judge Thomas Clark, who had found an absence of evidence of bad faith on the part of the insurer.  The Court had no trouble agreeing with Judge Clark, who had found that liability for the disputed parking lot fender bender that gave rise to the claim was never reasonably clear.  Without clearly proving liability for the accident, or the injuries stemming from it, the plaintiff could not prevail on a claim of bad faith, which requires that an insurer be obligated to pay under the terms of the policy. There are three key takeaways from Hollaway. Most importantly, the Court rejected the idea that a claimant must prove an “evil motive” on the part of the insurance company.  As practi…

Austin Mehr to Speak to the Jessamine County Bar Association

On August 3, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to speak about Insurance Bad Faith to members of the Jessamine County Bar Association. The seminar is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Polvino Family Art Center located at 109 South Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky. Kentucky CLE credit of 1.0 hour is available for the seminar's attendees.

Austin Mehr Scheduled to Speak to the Pulaski County Bar Association

On July 29, 2016, Austin Mehr is scheduled to give a seminar on Insurance Bad Faith to the members of the Pulaski County Bar Association. Austin's vast legal experience and knowledge enables him to provide informative speeches to others about insurance bad faith law. The seminar begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Circuit Courtroom of the Judicial Center located at 50 Public Square, Somerset, Kentucky.

University of Kentucky Law Camp

Austin Mehr recently used his legal experience and knowledge to speak on June 15, 2016 at University of Kentucky Law School’s Law Camp. Austin spoke to approximately 18 high school students about the legal profession, interesting aspects of his legal experience, how he became interested in civil law, and other topics related to his navigation to and through the legal profession.

2016 Top Rated Lawyers

Congratulations to Austin Mehr on being nominated as a 2016 AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law!