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Two Partners to Form Insurance Litigation Firm


Two Bingham McHale partners are leaving March 1, 2009 to form a new firm. The new partnership of Dennis Cantrell and James Strenski will be called Cantrell, Strenski & Mehringer, LLP.

Susan Mehringer and Barbara Jones will also join the new firm as partners, while Tara Stapleton Lutes, Anna Muehling Mallon and Catherine Haines will be employed as associates.  All are members of Bingham McHale's Insurance Litigation Group.  The new firm will be located in Suite 2400 of the Market Tower Building in Indianapolis.

The attorneys of Cantrell, Strenski & Mehringer, LLP possess many years of experience representing insurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as defending insureds in third-party litigation.  The new law firm was created as a result of the desire of its attorneys to practice in a small law firm environment, thereby enabling them to better serve the needs of insurance industry clients and their insureds.  Bingham McHale will continue to focus primarily on the representation of business clients in business litigation, transactions and certain other core areas.

“Dennis, Sue and Jim are outstanding lawyers with very good clients,” said Toby McClamroch, managing partner. “Their decision is a good one, and there is agreement about the rationale for their move.”

Clients will continue to receive the same high level of benefits, experience and service they enjoyed at Bingham McHale in combination with the advantages of  the new small law firm structure, explained Dennis Cantrell. 

“The new law firm will continue to have a mutually beneficial relationship with Bingham McHale by subleasing space from the firm, so our offices will not even have to relocate more than one floor in this building.”

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