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Fowler Bell PLLC
300 West Vine Street, Suite 600
Lexington, KY 40507-1751
United States
(859) 252.6700

Firm Details

Fowler Bell PLLC is Lexington Kentucky’s commercial, bankruptcy and litigation law firm known for finding practical solutions to complex matters through “person to person” legal services. Fowler Bell serves business clients throughout the Commonwealth and the United States. We are sought after for our ability to handle complicated matters in an efficient, highly competent manner dating back to Fowler and Fowler in 1950. We offer clients a unique alternative to traditional large firms for sophisticated legal services. Fowler Bell PLLC  is honored to have the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the most widely recognized law firm directory in the United States, an “AV” rating.  

A respected leader in insurance defense and coverage for nearly a century, Fowler Bell has also evolved into a premier law firm in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, civil litigation and defense, and commercial law. Fowler Bell has successfully represented local, national and international clients in cases ranging from small personal matters to the U.S. Supreme Court.  

In recent years, we have assumed an active role in the emerging areas of alternative dispute resolution. Fowler Bell has also built one of the most experienced collections practicesin the state, and developed niche practices in real estate, family, education law, and workers' compensation. In every practice area, the needs of our clients drive the delivery of legal services.  

Every case is important at Fowler Bell PLLC. Hiring a law firm is an investment. Whether you own a Fortune 500 company or need help on a simple personal matter, we will give you our best. That’s our personal promise to you.  

Beyond our industry experience and legal prowess, Fowler Bell attorneys  are widely respected for their integrity, responsiveness and no-nonsense style. We take a practical approach to resolving conflicts for clients. We pride ourselves in providing creative alternatives, wise counsel and high-value results to clients facing tough business or personal challenges.  

True to our firm’s rich legacy of community service, Fowler Bell attorneys strive to be “part of the solution” by serving on countless local boards, donating time to community organizations  and providing pro bono services. We also distinguish ourselves at the state and national level by playing pivotal leadership roles in various professional organizations.




Women: 1

Men: 4

Caucasian: 5

Of Counsel

Women: 1

Men: 4

Caucasian: 5


Women: 1

Men: 1

Caucasian: 3

Management / Department Heads

Women: 1

Caucasian: 1


Women: 4

Caucasian: 4

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 11

Men: 2

Caucasian: 13


Taft McKinstry
Guy R. Colson
Litigation & Trial Practice and Real Estate
John E. Hinkel, Jr.
Creditors Rights
Matthew D. Ellison
Litigation/Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Group
Christopher G. Colson
Commercial Litigation/Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Groups
William G. Francis
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
James O'dell
Susan S. Kennedy
Family Law
Robert C. Welleford
Scott M. B. Brown
Workers Compensation/Business Law
Johanna F. Ellison
Workers Compensation/Employment Law
Jamie L. Collins
Workers Compensation

Firm Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Education Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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