Justin S. Fowles

T 502.568.0356
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Justin is an attorney in Frost Brown Todd's litigation department.  He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance bad faith, construction litigation, insurance coverage, products liability defense, personal injury defense, equine litigation, business litigation and admiralty law.  He has experience at all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation dispute resolution, arbitration, pretrial discovery, trial and appeal.  He devotes a substantial amount of his time to defending insurers, contractors, and corporate defendants.  Justin currently represents numerous national insurers, construction companies and other local, regional and national companies. 

Justin has successfully handled hundreds of matters and prides himself on an aggressive, results-oriented approach dictated by his clients' specific goals.  Justin has assisted defense clients in obtaining dismissal in pretrial stages and has also negotiated many favorable settlements, participated in numerous depositions, mediations and hearings and has helped obtain favorable verdicts for clients at trial.  Representing local, regional, national and international clients, Justin has practiced before courts throughout Kentucky and in numerous federal courts throughout the country. 

In 2017, Justin was elected served as Chair of the Louisville Bar Association's Litigation Sections and he currently Vice Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section. In 2018, Louisville Business First named Justin to its inaugural class of Young Leader Award winners for demonstrating excellence in both the workplace and the local community. He has also put on professional education seminars for attorneys on the issues of insurance bad faith and legal ethics.

Justin graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Law where he was elected president of his class and was a member of the Brandeis Law Journal. At the University of Louisville, Justin received awards for achieving the highest grade in Criminal Law and Evidence.  Upon graduation, Justin was the only student in his class to be awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, which is given annually to the student who has distinguished himself in the field of trial advocacy.   

Representative Matters

Arla v. Peerless Ins. Co., No. 315CV00596GNSCHL, 2017 WL 4227660 (W.D. Ky. Sept. 22, 2017), aff'd sub nom. Arla v. Liberty Mut. Grp., Inc., No. 17-6253, 2018 WL 1358872 (6th Cir. Mar. 16, 2018)

Arla v. Peerless Ins. Co., No. 315CV00596GNSCHL, 2016 WL 1465437 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 14, 2016), aff'd sub nom. Arla v. Liberty Mut. Grp., Inc., No. 17-6253, 2018 WL 1358872 (6th Cir. Mar. 16, 2018)

Wellman v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., No. CV 14-166-HRW, 2016 WL 2757705 (E.D. Ky. May 11, 2016)

Wellman v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., No. CV 14-166-HRW, 2017 WL 3097619 (E.D. Ky. July 20, 2017)

Trilegiant Corp. v. Sitel Corp., No. 09 CIV. 6492 KBF, 2013 WL 2181193 (S.D.N.Y. May 20, 2013)

 Hammons v. Simmons, No. CIV. A. 3:09CV-217-S, 2010 WL 3490994, (W.D. Ky. Aug. 31, 2010)

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Kentucky Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Vice Chair – 2016-2018
  • Louisville Bar Association Litigation Section Chair - 2017
  • Louisville Magazine 2013 "Top Lawyer " – Personal Injury Defense, 2013 & 2014
  • Kentucky Rising Stars®, 2015-2018
  • Louisville Business First, Young Leaders Award, 2018
  • Frost Brown Todd Mentor of the Year, 2012
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Alumni Council Vice President
  • Brandeis Honor Society
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award
  • Leon Siedman Memorial Award for demonstrating honesty, integrity and a commitment to community service
  • Mentor - Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2014-2015
  • Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2014-2015
  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Pro Bono Volunteer

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Judge issues restraining order in trainer Umarov's favor (Daily Racing Form, June 23, 2016)

A Decade of Fair Construction Litigation in Kentucky (Louisville Bar Association Bench and Bar, May 2017)

Plaintiffs' Interests Prepare to Fight Supreme Court Rulings that Heightened Pleading Standard; Defense Attorneys Armed with Weapon to Combat Frivolous Complaints (DRI Commercial Litigation Publication, the Business Suit, December 2009)

Supreme Court Ruling Confirms Heightened Pleading Standard (FrostBrownTodd.com, July, 2009)

Other Contact Info


Rachel Zarosly
T 502.779.8571