International Society of Primerus Law Firms
John E. Hinkel, Jr.

Lexington Attorney
John E. Hinkel, Jr.

Phone: 859.252.6700


Languages: English

Leadership: Committee Member of Business Law and Dispute Resolution Practice Group

John E. Hinkel, Jr. is a member in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Collections, Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions Groups.

Mr. Hinkel focuses on finding practical solutions for challenging financial matters and has handled complex matters in creditor-debtor law, bankruptcy and effective debt collection. Mr. Hinkel regularly counsels national financial institutions and other businesses in connection with credit issues, landlord-tenant collections, and related litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Collections
  • Foreclosure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Certified Mediator, Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
    Juris Doctorate, 1980
  • University of Kentucky
    Bachelor of Business Administration, 1977

Professional Associations

  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Kentucky Bar Association
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Chair 2010-2012, Chair Elect, 2008-2010
    Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Better Business Bureau – Lexington
    Mediator, 2007-present
  • Fayette Circuit Court
    Mediator, 2007-present
  • Fayette District Court, Small Claims Division
    Mediator, 2007-present


  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV rating
  • Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2014
  • Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Education Award, Since 2004

Community Involvement

  • Lexington Catholic High School Board of Trustees
    2006- present
    Vice Chairman 2007-2009
    Chairman 2009-2011
  • Kiwanis Club of the Bluegrass
    President, 1994-1995
  • Lexington Catholic High School Football Boosters Club
    President 2003
  • Morton Middle School Site-Based Parent Committee
    Member 2003-2005
  • Cathedral of Christ the King
    Parish Council, 2000

Presentations and Publications

  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Bankruptcy Webinar, “Doing Business with Chapter 11 Debtors.”
  • National Business Institute, “Collecting Judgments in Kentucky.”
  • Kentucky Bar Association, “Representing a Bank in a Consumer Bankruptcy.”
  • Digest of Commercial Laws of the World, “State Variations of Commercial Law – Kentucky.”
  • JFMA – Outreach, “Legal Issues in Collecting Medical Claims.”

Attorney News & Announcements

Four Fowler Bell PLLC Attorneys Recognized by Kentucky Super Lawyers


John E. Hinkel AV Preeminent           John E. Hinkel Jr. Fowler Bell Law Super Lawyer 2012

    John E. Hinkel Jr. Fowler Bell Law Super Lawyer 2012

Contact This Firm

Fowler Bell PLLC

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

Law Firm Contact: Matthew D. Ellison

Tel: 859.252.6700

Fax: 859.255.3735



Member Since: 2009

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