Spencer Fane Partner Blane Markley was highlighted in this month’s issue of Ingram’s as a new member of the publication’s 2015 class of 40 under 40. The annual feature recognizes the 40 most accomplished individuals under the age of 40 in the Kansas City metropolitan area based on professional successes as well as community involvement.
Markley was selected for the honor not only because of his accomplishments as an attorney and leader at the firm but also because of his nonlinear career path, which has provided him with a unique perspective and a foundation for achievement in his practice area. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Avila University in 1997, Markley pursued a number of other ventures before enrolling in law school. He taught at-risk students, worked for AT&T in a managerial role and earned his MBA from the University of Kansas.
Upon graduation from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2006, Markley served as an associate and partner at local law firms before making his way to Spencer Fane where he was promoted to partner in just under 2 1/2 years. Now in his third year at the firm, Markley serves as chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group and regularly represents major health care providers counseling them on a multitude of legal matters. With Markley’s MBA and business experience, he is known for providing legal advice to clients that reflects a strong understanding of their business and financial issues.
Outside of the firm, Markley dedicates his time to numerous industry organizations including the American Health Lawyers Association and the Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys, among others. He is also a member of the Missouri, Kansas and Johnson County Bar Associations and Rotary International. In addition to his organizational involvements, Markley is also a regular speaker and presenter on topics of interest to business and health care organizations.
To read more of Blane’s story, view the full Ingram’s article here.