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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


10333 North Meridian Street, Suite 111, Indianapolis, Indiana 46290

Established: 2009

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • School Law
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Police Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Public Officials Defense
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slip and Fall
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Tort Claims Defense
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Guardianships, Trusts and Minors' Compromises

Cases Gone to Trial : 50+

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About Us

Pollack Law Firm, P.C., a certified woman-owned business, was founded in 2009 by Caren Pollack, a litigation attorney with over thirty years' experience in the insurance defense field. Its attorneys have been involved in several high-profile matters and have many published and precedent-setting cases.

Practicing with Ms. Pollack are Lana Swingler and Zachary Stock. Ms. Swingler has been practicing in the area of insurance defense law for over thirty-five years. She focuses her practice on probate, guardianships, trusts and minors' compromises. Mr. Stock has been practicing law at the trial and appellate levels since 2001. He has worked in both the private and public sectors. He maintains a diverse general practice.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

  • AIX Group
  • Catalina U.S. Insurance Services
  • JWF Specialty Company, Inc.
  • Mesa Underwriters Specialty Ins. Co. (MUSIC)/Selective

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Board of School Commissioners of the City of Indianapolis
  • Educational Service Centers Risk Funding Trust (ESCRFT)
  • Fraternal Order of Police - (FOP)
  • Indiana Risk Management Association
  • Metropolitan School District of Pike Township
  • PORAC Legal Defense Fund

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Personnel Information

Principal


Caren L. Pollack

Indianapolis, IN

Years of Experience: 31

Admitted
  • Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Courts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Federal and Indiana State Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Reported Cases:
Crawfordsville Town & Country Home Center, Inc. v. Cordova, 119 N.E.3d 119 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019), transfer denied; Pettigrew v. Board of Commissioners of Indianapolis Public Schools, 851 N.E. 2d 326 (Ind. App. 2006), transfer denied; Ritchhart v. Indianapolis Public Schools, 822 N.E. 2nd 982 (Ind. App. 2004), transfer denied; Tapia v. City of Greenwood, 965 F. 2d 336 (7th Circuit 1992); Hupp v. Hill, 578 N.E. 2d 1320 (Ind. App. 1991), among others
Education:
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.S., 1982
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1987

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Of Counsel



Lana R. Swingler

Indianapolis, IN

Years of Experience: 36

Admitted
  • Indiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Associations.
Education:
  • Ball State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1979
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Law Review:
Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review

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Zachary J. Stock

Indianapolis, IN

Years of Experience: 17

Admitted
  • Indiana, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Indiana State Bar Association
Reported Cases:
Crawfordsville Town & Country Home Center, Inc. v. Cordova, 119 N.E.3d 119 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019), transfer denied; Baker v. State, 948 N.E.2d 1169 (Ind. 2011); McCullough v. State, 900 N.E.2d 745 (Ind. 2009); Creech v. State, 887 N.E.2d 73 (Ind. 2008); Howard Co. Board of Comm'rs v. Lukowiak, 810 N.E.2d 379 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004), among others
Education:
  • Ball State University, B.S., 1997
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2001

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High Profile Cases

Woods v. City of Indianapolis; Craig v. Chief of Police Donald Christ; Young v. Indianapolis Public Schools; Schroeder v. Columbia City Police Dept.; Ritchhart v. Indianapolis Public Schools; Cochran v. City of Huntington; Manley v. Indiana Dept. of Correction; Bartow v. City of Terre Haute; Ludwig v. City of Bloomington; Tapia v. City of Greenwood; Hupp v. Hill; Crawfordsville Town & County Home Center, Inc. v. Cordova; Murray v. Indianapolis Public Schools

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