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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.

John E. Hinkel, Jr.

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John E. Hinkel, Jr.

John E. Hinkel, Jr. is a Member in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Collections, Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions Groups. He is a trained mediator and is on the Roster of Court Approved Mediators of the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts. Mr. Hinkel focuses on finding practical solutions for challenging financial matters and has handled complex matters in creditor-debtor law, bankruptcy and effective debt collection. Mr. Hinkel regularly counsels national financial institutions and other businesses in connection with credit issues, landlord-tenant collections, and related litigation.

Office Phone: 859.252.6700

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John E. Hinkel, Jr.’s Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights



Commercial Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

John E. Hinkel, Jr.’s Full Biography

University of Kentucky College of Law

Juris Doctorate, 1980

University of Kentucky

Bachelor of Business Administration, 1977


Kentucky Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts

Roster of Approved Mediators


Professional Associations

Commercial Law League of America

Kentucky Bar Association

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Chair, 2010-2012

Chair Elect, 2008-2010

Bankruptcy Section, Member

Fayette County Bar Association

Better Business Bureau – Lexington

Mediator, 2007-present

Fayette Circuit Court

Mediator, 2007-present

Fayette District Court, Small Claims Division

Mediator, 2007-present



Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rating

Best Lawyers in America, 2015 – present

Super Lawyers;  Alternative Dispute Resolution and Creditor Debtor Rights, 2010-present

Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Education Award, 2004-present

Community Involvement

Lexington Catholic High School Board of Trustees

2006- present

Vice Chairman 2007-2009

Chairman 2009-2011

Kiwanis Club of the Bluegrass

President, 1994-1995

Lexington Catholic High School Football Boosters Club

President 2003

Morton Middle School Site-Based Parent Committee

Member 2003-2005

Cathedral of Christ the King

Parish Council, 2000


Presentations & Publications

International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Bankruptcy Webinar, “Doing Business with Chapter 11 Debtors.”

National Business Institute, “Collecting Judgments in Kentucky.”

Kentucky Bar Association, “Representing a Bank in a Consumer Bankruptcy.”

Digest of Commercial Laws of the World, “State Variations of Commercial Law – Kentucky.”

JFMA – Outreach, “Legal Issues in Collecting Medical Claims.”