Kainrath Law Firm, P.C

Firm Overview

We provide legal services to greater Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Focused primarily on bankruptcy, but also practice in personal injury, criminal defense, and family law. Practicing in other areas of the law allows me to have a unique understanding of how bankruptcy affects other aspects of my client's lives such as divorce and personal injury claims. This allows me to create a personalized bankruptcy plan which is unique to each of my client's situations. The timing of a bankruptcy filing can potentially save hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Unlike larger firms, we are not a bankruptcy mill treating each client as a number. Because I am a sole practitioner, I personally take an interest each one of my client's cases and can easily be reached to answer questions and offer real solutions.

Example cases

Typical cases involve clients who are several months behind on their home mortgage and either want to catch up and keep their home or would like to give up the home but don't want the mortgage company to come after them for the past due mortgage amounts, clients who owe past income taxes and would like to know whether bankruptcy can get rid of the tax burden, clients who have large credit card or medical debt and want a fresh start. I also frequently have clients who are either considering divorce or are in the process of getting divorced and need to develop a bankruptcy plan that will offer them the greatest financial benefit without hurting their divorce case. Bankruptcy is not the answer to every case. Often times, debts settlements can be negotiated and credit can be improved without having to file bankruptcy. At my office you can expect to receive an honest straightforward recommendation on what path is best for your particular situation.

Main Office
1601 S. Anderson Street
Elwood  IN  46036
  • (317) 687-1000
  • (765) 552-5496


Free Initial Consultation?
Free initial consultations are offered for all bankruptcy cases. Most consultations last about an hour depending on the complexity of the case.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Prices vary based on the type of bankruptcy performed and the individual circumstances. Initial consultations are free. Fees are discussed in detail during the initial consultation.
Hourly Rates
Bankruptcies are performed on a fixed fee basis. Non-bankruptcy related work is generally performed on an hourly rate of $175.00 per hour; however, my hourly rate may vary depending on each particular situation.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening appointments by request.
Emergency After Hours

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

This depends on the type of case, the amount of work required and the particular Court involved.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I charge a fixed rate for bankruptcies. There are no hidden costs and all of my bankruptcy clients know exactly what the cost will be prior to entering into a representation agreement.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

While these services are not commonly used in personal bankruptcy proceedings, I often use them in non-bankruptcy related cases such as divorce and personal injury proceedings.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

I perform a set amount of reduced rate and pro bono work for those who are unable to qualify for legal aid type services but still have limited income.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Unlike most large firms, I personally handle all of my client's cases. I am easily assessable to my clients and in most cases, respond to phone calls and emails within a few hours. I also practice in family law and personal injury which allows me to offer advice on the effect bankruptcy will have on divorce and personal injury settlements.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The more information my clients have on both the legal issues and the legal processes the more comfortable they are. I try to give my clients the most information possible and let them know exactly what to expect and the potential outcomes of each case. A large percentage of my clients come from referrals from past clients so I strive to exceed my client's expectations so that they continue to refer new business to my office.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

It's not uncommon to receive calls from prospective clients who have initiated a case on their own and have either reached a point where they either don't know what the next step is or are overwhelmed with the process involved. A lot of times they just need to know what form to file and where to file it. In those cases I am happy to assist with reviewing documents and offering recommendations as long as my advice remains within the allowable guidelines set forth in the attorney guidelines.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Although I am limited on the extent of the assistance I can give to those who I do not represented, I often give general advice on where to get information, forms to file and how to negotiate.

Scott Kainrath

Kainrath Law Firm, P.C. was established in 2006. Prior to becoming an attorney, I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Finance. After college I worked in both finance and management positions in corporations for several years including fortune 500 companies before returning to school to get my law degree. I opened as a general practitioner so that I could familiarize myself with different aspects of the law and how they interact with each other. As I gained experience in various legal topics I gradually shifted my primary focus to bankruptcy but still occasionally take non-bankruptcy related cases so that I can stay well versed in the law.

I charge a fixed rate for bankruptcies. There are no hidden costs and all of my bankruptcy clients know exactly what the cost will be prior to entering into a representation agreement.

  • Bar Number: 26069 49
    Indiana , 2006

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