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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.

Matthew D. Ellison

Matthew Ellison

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Matthew D. Ellison

Matthew D. Ellison is a Member of the Fowler Bell law firm, practicing in the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Groups. In addition to his general litigation background, Mr. Ellison also has significant experience practicing in Kentucky appellate courts within the areas of employment law and workers’ compensation litigation. Mr. Ellison is also experienced in litigating insurance coverage disputes and has both prosecuted and defended insurance bad faith claims. He has represented local, regional and national clients. Mr. Ellison is precise and focused in his practice and is dedicated to finding solutions for his clients, whether that is in the courtroom or through out of court settlement.

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Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2017


Matthew D. Ellison’s Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Workers’ Compensation

Employment Law

Insurance Defense

Insurance Coverage

Personal Injury

Matthew D. Ellison’s Full Biography


University of Kentucky College of Law

Juris Doctorate, 2005

 University of Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Political Science, 2000



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

Fayette County Bar Association

International Association of Commercial Collectors



Super Lawyers

Listed Rising Stars 2014-2016


Presentations & Publications

Published opinions before the Kentucky Court of Appeals including Grant v. Board of Trustees,  Kentucky Retirement Systems (2007-CA-388).

Co-author of “Preparing and Filing the Appeal,” for UK CLE publication “Civil Practice in Kentucky.”

Authored attorney-client privilege materials for the Risk Insurance Managers’ Society regional meeting.

Speaker at “Kentucky Employment Law Update” educational seminar in January of 2010.

Speaker at Greater Lexington Paralegal Association meeting in 2010 – “An Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Kentucky.”

Presented at seminar on “The Impact of Technology on Employment Disputes” in March of 2010.

Presented at seminar for the Kentucky Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section in February  2011.


Notable Opinions

Harvest Homebuilders, LLC v. Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, 2008-CA-000420-MR (Ky. Ct. App. May 22, 2009).

Nautilus Insurance Company v. Structure Builders & Riggers Machinery Moving Div., LLC, 784 F. Supp. 2d 767 (E.D. Ky. 2011)

Monticello Insurance Company v. One Beacon Insurance Company, 2009-CA-001282-MR, 2013 WL 275587 (Ky. Ct. App. Jan. 25, 2013)

Nautilus Insurance Company v. Grayco Rentals, Inc., 2011-CA-002150-MR, 2013 WL 406421 (Ky. Ct. App. Feb. 1, 2013)

State Automobile Property & Casualty Company v. There is Hope Community Church, 4:11-cv-00149-JHM-HBB (W.D. Ky. July 23, 2014).