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.

Taft A. McKinstry

Taft McKinstry

Taft A. McKinstry is Managing Member of the firm and chair of the firm’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Groups. With sophisticated experience built on more than 40 years of practice, Ms. McKinstry is known for finding successful solutions to highly complicated commercial, bankruptcy and litigation matters.

She represents local and national clients in a variety of industries including insurance, heavy equipment, equine, coal, oil and gas production, retail and e-commerce. Ms. McKinstry’s appellate experience encompasses numerous published opinions, including cases before the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. McKinstry’s effective handling of difficult bankruptcy issues is built on her years of experience including her appointment as Bankruptcy Trustee for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 1972 to 1978, and service on the Chapter 7 Trustee Panel for Kentucky’s Eastern District from 1978 to 1982. Ms. McKinstry was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy in 1994 and has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1994.

Office Phone: 859.252.6700

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Taft A. McKinstry’s Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Commercial Law

Commercial Litigation


Trustee Representation

Business Transactions