Taft A. McKinstry

Taft A. McKinstry: Attorney with Fowler Bell PLLC
  • Managing Member at Fowler Bell PLLC (12 Attorneys)
  • 300 West Vine Street, Suite 600, Lexington, KY 40507-1751
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  • Taft A. McKinstry is Managing Member of Fowler Bell PLLC and chair of the firm’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights groups. With sophisticated experience built on more than 30 years of practice, Ms. McKinstry is known for finding successful solutions to highly complicated commercial, bankruptcy and litigation matters. She represents local and national creditors, debtors and creditors’ committees 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 experience from 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. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 1994 and has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1994.
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Member, Kentucky Law Journal, 1971-1972. Recipient, Sullivan Medallion, Outstanding Graduating Woman, 1969. Member, Merit Selection Committee, 6th Circuit, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1988, 2012. Bankruptcy Trustee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1978-1982. Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy Law, 1994-. Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2013. Named, Kentucky Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Law & Politics, as published in Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007-.

American College of Bankruptcy.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Litigation
  • Business Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(859) 252-6700  Phone
859-255-3735  Fax
University Attended:
University of Kentucky, B.A., Mathematics, 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky, J.D., 1972
Year of First admission:
1972, Kentucky; 1972, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; 2004, U.S. Supreme Court
American College of Bankruptcy; Fayette County Bar Association (Board of Governors, 1982-1984; Secretary, 1973-1974); Kentucky Bar Association (Member, Bankruptcy Law Section, Chair, 2009-2010); American Bankruptcy Institute.
Birth Information:
Woodford County, Kentucky, July 17, 1947
Reported Cases:
Society National Bank v. Willard M. Hamblin, Trustee 612 F 2d 581 (6th Circ. 1977); Bryan, et al. v. Salmon Corp. et al. Ky 554 S.W. 912 (1977); Ingram v. Joe Conrad Chevrolet, Inc. 90 F.R.D. 129 (1989); Blue Grass Ford-Mercury, Inc. v. Farmers National Bank and Trust Co., 942 F.2d 881 (6th Cir. Ky., 1991); J. Hunt Perkins, Trustee v. Petro Supply Co., Inc., 971 F.2d 1219, 23BCD 462 (6th Cir. 1992); SCT Motor Cars, Inc. v. Automotive Finance Corp., 182 B.R. 22 (Bankr. E.D. Ky 1995).
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