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.

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring

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Debt Relief is possible under current bankruptcy law.


Asset Sales Representation

Creditor Committee Representation

Creditor Representation

Debtor Representation

Preference Litigation


Trustee Representation


Fowler Bell’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group helps clients in and out of bankruptcy court find creative, practical ways to relieve debt – no matter how complex the case.

We have a reputation for advising lenders, suppliers, receivers, trustees, creditors’ committees and debtors. We also have a reputation finding innovative, practical solutions to the most difficult matters in all aspects of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, asset realization, out-of-court workouts and restructuring, reorganization, and transactions involving distressed businesses and other commercial transactions.

We regularly represent local, regional and national clients including financial institutions and lenders, creditors’ committees, individual secured and unsecured creditors, business debtors, trustees, receivers, investors, buyers, sellers and others in insolvency matters. We have substantial experience appearing before the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in Eastern and Western Kentucky.

Individually and collectively, the attorneys in Fowler Bell’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group have been inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy, are members of the American Bankruptcy Institution, are listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, are designated as Super Lawyers, serve as bankruptcy trustees and on judicial nominating committees, judicial selection committees and local bankruptcy rules committees. Our attorneys are also published authors, instructors and recognized speakers.


Taft A. McKinstry

John E. Hinkel, Jr.

Matthew D. Ellison

Christopher G. Colson

Office Phone: 859.252.6700