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M. Austin Mehr

Employee benefits Attorney at Lexington, KY

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Austin Mehr

  • Licensed for 40 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    Injured or disabled from a workplace injury and the insurance company is refusing to pay? You need a legal team that is experienced in ERISA These benefits include: long-term disability insurance life insurance health insurance accidental death, dismemberment or disability insurance vision and dental insurance long-term care insurance Mehr Fairbanks knows ERISA law, has experience with insurance company tactics, and will fight for the payments that are fair and justly yours.

    9 years

  2. Insurance
    You pay the insurance company for coverage on your home or commercial building, but when a catastrophe strikes they DON’T always pay you. Many homeowner’s claims involve disagreements over the value of the lost or damaged property. Based on information from respected experts in property evaluation, we will work to secure full payment for the fair value of your losses.

    9 years

  3. Personal injury
    Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers frequently represents people who have been injured in accidents. Car wrecks, medical mishaps, and falls can frequently devastate a family. In those circumstances, the injured party has a right to sue the negligent person or company. The injured party can recover medical expenses, lost wages, damage to future earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages. Mehr Fairbanks Trial Lawyers has significant experience representing injured persons.

    9 years

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,     Bell           Kentucky National Insurance Company
2009   $4,394,      Kenton      The Medical Protective Company
2007   $50,          Whitley      Tennessee Farmers Insurance
2006   $950,         Taylor        Hamilton Mutual Insurance Company
2004   $290,          Knox         Hamilton Mutual Insurance Company
2004   $20,            Hardin       Kentucky National Insurance Company
2002   Defense                 Lee             Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
2000   $1,030,       Lincoln        Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
1999   $455,           Fayette        Standard Life Insurance Company & Investors Life Insurance Company of North America
1998   $1,784,        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.


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M. Austin Mehr
201 West Short Street, Suite 800
Lexington, KY, 40511


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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
He did not rush me and was helpful. I felt welcome and appreciated. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
Mr. Mehr was an absolute pleasure. He was able to help solve my case quickly and kept me in contact the entire time!
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Austin is on another level
Austin is an expert. He is the guy who gets the job done. I have never worked with such a diligent, detailed person. He is on another level than other lawyers.
Posted by Erik | April 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
The best around
I have had the pleasure to work with Austin for a few years. He is by far the best attorney that I have ever met. His care, detail, and understanding of each case is outstanding.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Mehr Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers, PLLC
  • 1994 - Present


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bituminous Cas. Corp. v. Estate of Bramble, 2014 Ky. App. LEXIS 28 (Ky. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Hamilton Mut. Ins. Co. v. Buttery, 220 S.W.3d 287 (Ky. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Adkins v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28229 (E.D.Ky. 2005)
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  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • The Advocate
  • Bad Faith Verdicts and Appeals – What Are Your Chances?
  • 2009
  • The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)
  • Was Removal Proper Under ERISA? Why a Motion to Remand May be Appropriate
  • 2008
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys; The Advocate
  • Admissibility of Litigation Conduct in a Bad Faith Trial
  • 2007
  • The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)
  • Defeating Summary Judgment Motions in Bad Faith Cases – the Power of Inference
  • 2007
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys; The Advocate
  • ERISA Preemption? Maybe, Maybe Not! Analysis of the Safe Harbor Provisions
  • 2006
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys; The Advocate
  • Grange Mutual Ins. Co. v. Trude, A Change in the Landscape of Discovery for Bad Faith Cases
  • 2005
  • Book
  • Bad Faith Insurance Law in Kentucky
  • 2001
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • How to Practice a Third Party Bad Faith Case
  • 1999
  • National Business Institute, Co-Author
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Kentucky
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Kentucky Trial Advocacy Board Awards Banquet
  • University of Kentucky Trial Advocacy Board Awards Banquet
  • 2013
  • Bad Faith Lectures to Bar Associations in Bell County, Boyd County, Laurel County, and Jefferson County
  • Bad Faith Lectures to Bar Associations
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Austin is a great attorney and equally great person. His dedication to his clients is unparalleled. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a diligent and brilliant lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Austin is the best attorney I have ever met. His experience is unmatched."
Employee benefits Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Austin always gets his work done and his clients are always happy!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Austin is the best. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with!"
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Lexington Employee benefits Lawyer M. Austin Mehr
M. Austin Mehr
Employee benefits Attorney
Lexington, KY
Licensed for 40 years