Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


10333 North Meridian Street, Suite 111, Carmel, 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+


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-three 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 is Lana Swingler, who has been with the firm since it opened its doors. Ms. Swingler has been practicing in the area of insurance defense law for over thirty-eight years. She focuses her practice on probate, guardianships, trusts and minors' compromises.


Client Information

Insurance Clients

  • Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Company (MUSIC)
  • ProSight Specialty Insurance Company
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Selective Insurance Company
  • Starr Indemnity & Liability Group
  • York Risk Services Group, Inc.

Non-Insurance Clients

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

Personnel Information

Principal


Caren L. Pollack

Carmel, IN

Years of Experience: 33

Admitted
  • Indiana, 1987
  • U.S. District Courts of Indiana
Memberships:
  • Federal and Indiana State Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Reported Cases:
K.G. v. Smith, 164 N.E.3d 829 (Ind. App. 2021); King v. Hendricks County Commissioners, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 10085 (7th Circuit 2020); Murray v. Indianapolis Public Schools, 128 N.E.3d 450 (Ind. 2019); Crawfordsville Town & Country Home Center, Inc. v. Cordova, 119 N.E.3d 119 (Ind. 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

Of Counsel


Lana R. Swingler

Carmel, IN

Years of Experience: 38

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

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; King v. Hendricks County Commissioners

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