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Taft A. McKinstry

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

Class of 1972

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 40 years of practice, McKinstry is known for finding successful solutions to highly complicated commercial, bankruptcy and litigation matters.

She represents local and national clients in a variety of industries including insurance, heavy equipment, equine, coal, oil and gas production, retail and e-commerce. McKinstry’s appellate experience encompasses numerous published opinions, including cases before the Kentucky Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

McKinstry is a member of the Visiting Committee of the University of Kentucky College of Law and a member of the Board of Directors of Commerce Lexington, having previously served as its General Counsel. She has served as Chair of the Central Kentucky Network of International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Conference (IWIRC).

McKinstry was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy in 1994, has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell since 1987, and has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1994. She is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

McKinstry graduated from UK Law in 1972 where she was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in mathematics and business minor in 1969 from the University of Kentucky.