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Fowler Bell PLLC
300 West Vine Street, Suite 600
Lexington, Kentucky 40507-1751Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 859-252-6700
Fax: 859-255-3735
www.FowlerLaw.com
Practice Areas
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1950

Practice Areas
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Arson
  • School Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Bankruptcy
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Client Information
Insurers and Clients
American Family Mutual Insurance CompanyAuto-Owners Insurance Company
CNA Insurance CompanyErie Insurance Company
Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance - KEMIKentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of KentuckyNationwide Life Insurance Company
State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Members
Guy R. Colson
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:GColson@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:43
Practice Areas
  • School Law
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions
  • Bad Faith
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2014; Kentucky Super Lawyers 2007-Present; Fayette County Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award, 2009
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Associate Member, Character and Fitness Committee, 1985-1986)
  • Fayette County Bar Association (Board of Governors, 1980-1982)
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel (Board, 1993-1997; President, 1998-1999)
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.A., 1970
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1974
Born:1947
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Matthew D. Ellison
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:MEllison@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:12
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Bankruptcy
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Additional Biographical Details:
Kentucky Rising Stars, 2014
Memberships:
  • Fayette County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section)
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 2000
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1978
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Christopher G. Colson
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:CGColson@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:8
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2016; Kentucky Rising Stars, 2014-2017
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Chair, Bankruptcy Section, 2016-2017)
  • Fayette County Bar Association (Board of Governors, 2014-present)
Education:
  • Transylvania University, B.A., 2006
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2009
Born:1984
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Associate
Shawn D. Chapman
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:SChapman@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:15
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Memberships:
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Appellate Advocacy Section; Young Lawyers Division; 5th District Representative, 2009-2014)
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1999
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2002
Born:1976
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Of Counsel
William G. Francis
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:BFrancis@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:44
Practice Areas
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2015
Memberships:
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel (President, 1986-1987)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1968
  • Eastern Kentucky University, M.P.A., 1971
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1973
Born:1946
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Robert C. Welleford
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:RWelleford@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:26
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished Rated, 2016
Memberships:
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.S.B.E., Economics, 1988
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1991
Born:1966
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Scott M. Brown
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:SBrown@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:19
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished Rated, 2015
Memberships:
  • Fayette County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1994
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1998
Born:1972
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Johanna F. Ellison
Lexington, KY
E-Mail:JEllison@FowlerLaw.com
Years of Experience:12
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Black Lung
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2015
Memberships:
  • Fayette County Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 2001
  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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