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.

Commercial & Business Law

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Fowler Bell provides trusted legal advice for businesses.


 Business Entities

Business Transactions




Constantly changing technology, policy and regulations mean businesses need to work harder and smarter to retain their competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. Fowler Bell’s Commercial & Business Law Group attorneys are straight-talking problem-solvers with the knowledge, experience, and reputation to help clients retain this edge, as well as enhance it.

Our Commercial Law Group brings a cumulative half-century of experience, seasoned skill, strategic knowledge of emerging law, and a personal understanding of our clients’ goals, helping businesses navigate the often choppy and uncertain waters of 21st Century commerce. However, we are not alone. When a matter requires the skill of attorneys in Fowler Bell’s other practice groups, our firm’s diverse resources provide clients with seamless, yet focused, representation.

Our services include day-to-day advice, deal negotiation, transactional representation, entity formation, real estate counsel, insurance, collections, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights proceedings. Companies we represent include manufacturing, technology, service, and banking.

Fowler Bell’s commercial attorneys are named as Super Lawyers® and are listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. Their extensive business network is cultivated from decades of dedicated community service as well as long-standing professional relationships. Our attorneys are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the state courts of Kentucky and North Carolina, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Kentucky and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Taft A. McKinstry

Guy R. Colson

John E. Hinkel, Jr.

William G. Francis

James R. Odell

Scott M. Brown

Christopher G. Colson

Benjamin D. Willis

Office Phone: 859.252.6700