International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Lexington Attorney
William G. Francis

Phone: 859.759.2519

Email: bfrancis@fowlerlaw.com

Languages: English

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Roster of Approved Mediators, 2004

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate, 1973
  • Eastern Kentucky University
    • Masters of Public Administration, 1971
  • University of Kentucky
    • Bachelor of Arts, 1968
    • Political Science

Honors

  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, BV Rating
  • Special Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court, 2012, 2014

Community Involvement

  • University of Kentucky
    • Alumni Association Member, 1977 – present
    • National President, 1984
    • UK Law School Visiting Committee Member, 2009 – present
    • Library Associates, 1994 – 2007
    • Arts and Science Dean’s Advisory Committee, 1996 – present
    • Arts and Science Dean’s Advisory Committee, Chairperson 2001 – 2006
  • Big Sandy College Education Foundation, Inc.
    • Trustee-Incorporator, 1990 – 2007; 2009 – 2014
    • President, 1992 – 1994
    • Secretary, 1990 – 1992
  • Jenney Wiley Theatre
    • Trustee, 1997 – present
    • President, 1982 – 1984; 1989 – 1994; 2004 – 2007
  • Kentucky Humanities Council
    • Chairperson, 2012 – 2014
    • Member, 2009 – 2014
    • Secretary, 2011
  • Asheville School
    • Board of Trustees, 2003 – 2014
    • Vice Chairperson, Board of Trustees, 2013 – 2014
    • Alumni Association, 2003 – present
    • Alumni Association, Chair, 2003 – 2006
    • Board of Advisors, Chair, 2001 – 2003
    • Board of Visitors, 1996 – 2001
  • Alice Lloyd College
    • Member Board of Trustees, 2002 – 2014
  • Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education, Inc.
    • Board of Directors, 1992 – 2008
  • Floyd County Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors, 1993- 1996; 2004 – 2007
  • Presbyterian Homes & Services of Kentucky, Inc.
    • Member, 1998 – 2007
  • United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, Kentucky
    • Administrative Board, 1977 – 2006
    • Chairperson, 1979 -1982; 1986 – 1988
  • National Association of State Arts Agencies
    • Member, 1999 – 2002
  • Southern Arts Federation
    • Member, 1996 – 2001
  • Kentucky Arts Council
    • Member, 1987 – 2000
    • Chairperson, 1996 – 2000
    • Vice Chairperson, 1994 – 1996
  • Friends of Samuel May House, Inc.
    • Board of Directors, 1994 – 1998
  • Leadership Kentucky
    • Board of Directors, 1993 – 1996
    • Alumni Trustee, 1988
    • Member of Class of 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • Floyd County Bar Association, Kentucky
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, Executive Branch Ethics Commission
    • Vice Chair, 2013 – Present
    • Member, July 2010 – reappointed July 2014 (4-year term)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, 1990-1996
    • Task Force on Lawyer Discipline, 1990 – 1992
    • Chairperson of House of Delegates, 1989 – 1990
    • House of Delegates, 1983 – 1990
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation
    • Member, 2006 – 2012
  • Kentucky Defense Council
    • Board of Directors, 1998 – 2002
    • President, 1986 – 1987
    • Board of Directors, 1980 – 1988
  • Kentucky Council of School Board Attorneys
    • Member Board of Directors, 1998 – 2004
    • President, 2002 – 2003

Contact This Firm

Fowler Bell PLLC

300 West Vine Street, Suite 600
Lexington, KY 40507
United States

Law Firm Contact: John E. Hinkel, Jr.

Tel: 859.759.2519

Fax: 859.255.3735

Website: www.fowlerlaw.com

Member Since: 2009

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