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Sue K. Willman

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Spencer Fane attorney Sue Willman

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54 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 54 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The names with asterisks have been recognized as Rising Stars. The list includes:

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 70 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 70 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

57 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 57 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The names in italics have been recognized as Rising Stars. The list includes:

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 59 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 58 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 47 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 47 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Sue Willman Elected as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Partner Sue Willman has been elected as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Sue is also a certified human resources professional and holds the SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications.

‘Best Lawyers in America’ Recognizes 41 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 41 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Willman Recognized as Baron of the Boardroom by KC Counselor

Spencer Fane Partner Sue Willman was featured in this month’s issue of KC Counselor as a recipient of the KCMBA’s prestigious Baron of the Boardroom award. This recognition is bestowed annually to Kansas City attorneys with distinguished careers in the area of corporate and business law. Willman’s nomination, submitted by fellow Spencer Fane Partner Nate Orr, outlined Willman’s rise to success both as a national expert in the field of preventative and proactive employment law and as a leader in the firm.

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Blane Markley, Dick Mersman, and Sue Willman have been elected to the Firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2015.

Blane Markley joined Spencer Fane as an Of Counsel in 2012 as a member of its Health Care team. Blane’s practice focuses on assisting hospitals, mental health facilities, physician practices, physicians and other of health care providers with a broad range of issues affecting the health care industry including health care reform, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, hospital-physician relationships, contracts, medical staff, licensure, and accreditation. He has negotiated numerous complex transactions with an overlay of health care regulatory requirements. Blane has extensive experience in representing health care providers in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Blane has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2012-2014.

Richard (Dick) Mersman joined Spencer Fane as an Of Counsel in 2013 and is a member of the firm’s Project Solutions and Real Estate Development group. Dick’s real estate practice includes the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, construction, and management of commercial, retail, residential, industrial, and hotel developments, as well as the organization of the ownership entities for such developments, land use law, public subsidies, public/private partnerships (P3’s), and other real estate development and financing matters.

Sue Willman joined Spencer Fane as an Of Counsel in 1997 and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. She has more than 35 years of combined experience as an employment lawyer and as a human resources professional. Sue represents management exclusively on workplace legal issues. Her practice is focused on assisting employers in preventing employment claims and in developing strategies for a sound defense position should a claim be filed. Sue is considered a leading national expert on the FMLA and ADA and has testified before Congress and the Department of Labor several times. She is also a certified SPHR and holds the distinction of being named one of the “Best Lawyers,” “SuperLawyers,” “Leading Lawyers, and “Preeminent Women Lawyers” in the practice of employment law. Sue is also a frequent presenter at national, regional and local SHRM and other HR conferences.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska Super Lawyers®

Spencer Fane congratulates 44 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska Super Lawyers®. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.