Welcome to Fowler Bell PLLC

Formerly, Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC

Fowler Bell’s attorneys are widely respected for their integrity, responsiveness and no-nonsense style. The firm continues to be highly sought after for our ability to handle complicated matters in an efficient, highly competent manner, since 1950. You want us on your side.

Guy R. Colson

Guy Colson

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Guy R. Colson, Member

Guy R. Colson is a Member of the firm and chair of the firm’s Litigation, Insurance and Education Law Groups, with a focus on insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, civil litigation and education law. Mr. Colson represents his clients with a depth of legal knowledge honed over 40 years of experience handling challenging litigation and business matters in state and federal courts. He  is a seasoned litigator with a notable record of successful trial before the state and federal courts as well as substantial appellate experience before the Kentucky and United States Supreme Courts. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Colson has substantial experience representing School Boards across the Commonwealth in matters involving students, teachers and school system issues.

Office Phone: 859.252.6700

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Guy R. Colson’s Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Education Law

Insurance Defense

Insurance Coverage

Bad Faith

Professional Liability

Personal Injury

Real Estate


Guy R. Colson’s Full Biography

University of Kentucky College of Law

Juris Doctorate, 1974

Eastern Kentucky University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1969


Supreme Court of the United States

Kentucky Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

Kentucky Bar Association

Character and Fitness Committee, 1985-1986

Fayette County Bar Association

Board of Governors, 1980-1982

American Inns of Court (Henry Clay Inn)

Board of Directors, 1991- present

Kentucky Defense Counsel

President, 1998-1999

Board of Directors, 1993-1997

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Kentucky Counsel of School Board Attorneys

Fayette County Legal Aid

Former Member of the Board of Directors

St. Ives Journal Club


Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rating

Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – present

Insurance Law

Super Lawyer; Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, 2007 – present

Fayette County Bar Association Citizen-Lawyer Award, 2009

For distinguished civic activity and exemplary legal service to clients, the community and the Bar.

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Corporate INTL, 2014-2016

Litigation, KY USA


Community Involvement

 Southland Christian Church



Active on the Board since 1978

Former Chair of Personnel Committee

Former Chair of the Elders

Former Chair of the Finance Committee

Christian Benevolent Outreach, Inc.

Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum Committee

Former Board Member

Fayette County Bar Foundation


Founding Member

Board Member

University of Kentucky Fellow

Kentucky Bar Foundation

Presentations & Publications

Mr. Colson regularly gives presentations for Continuing Education Courses on Litigation, Education Law and Insurance.