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Michael D. (Mike) Hockley

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Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley

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Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Recognizes 26 Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 16 firm attorneys have been selected to the 2022 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and 10 attorneys have been recognized on the Rising Stars list.

The selected attorneys and their practice areas are:

Mike Hockley Honored by American College of Environmental Lawyers for His Distinguished Presidency

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley was honored by the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) on October 7 for his distinguished term as the organization’s 2021-2022 President.

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 201 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 201 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of the Best Lawyers in America in 70 practice areas.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Recognized in 2022 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce 15 of the firm’s attorneys and two practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, including rankings at the state and national level.

Michael Hockley Selected to the ACOEL Foundation Advisory Council

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley recently was selected to serve on the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) Foundation’s Advisory Council. Mike will serve a one-year term and contribute his efforts toward engaging members and improving the environmental law field.

72 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 72 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The list includes:

Michael Hockley Named President of the ACOEL for 2021-2022

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley recently was elected President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), a prestigious organization of distinguished environmental attorneys.

‘Best Lawyers in America’ Recognizes 132 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 132 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Michael Hockley Re-Appointed 2021 Chair of the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee at the OP Chamber of Commerce

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley was re-appointed Chair of the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce (OP Chamber) at the beginning of 2021. In this leadership role, Mike and the Committee review governmental and legislative issues and make policy recommendations to the OP Chamber’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2021 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s attorneys and two practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor and Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigations, and Real Estate.

Michael Hockley Discusses Benefits of Overland Park Chamber’s Advocacy Activities

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley recently wrote an article for the Overland Park (OP) Chamber’s April newsletter, highlighting the importance of the OP Chamber’s role as public advocates.

Michael Hockley and James Price Honored as Lawdragon Leading Environmental and Energy Lawyers

Spencer Fane attorneys Mike Hockley and Jim Price were recently named to the inaugural edition of The 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Environmental & Energy Lawyers.

57 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 57 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The list includes:

Mike Hockley Discusses Holistic Approach to Training Military Leaders

Mike Hockley was featured on today’s episode of “Banking on KC,” a podcast hosted by Kelly Scanlon, for a discussion about how the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College  (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth’s holistic approach to leadership training is impacting the armed forces.

Mike Hockley Named President-Elect of ACOEL

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley was recently elected as President-Elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), a prestigious organization of distinguished environmental attorneys. Previously serving for three years as Treasurer, Mike’s commitment to the ACOEL’s mission will continue in his new role.

9 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce 9 attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America. In addition to the honor as “Best Lawyer,” each individual lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback for their specific practice area and geographic region is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Only one attorney is chosen for each specialty and location.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 79 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 79 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2020 Chambers USA

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys and six practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor & Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Litigations and Real Estate.

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.

Mike Hockley Serves as Guest Lecturer for CGSC Brownbag Program

Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley recently presented at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) on promoting good relations between the Army and the public.

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.

Mike Hockley Appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper recently appointed Spencer Fane attorney Mike Hockley as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Kansas (East). Mike was nominated by retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter and Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, Commander of the Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, for his experience serving the military and community.

Forty Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 40 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list.

Mike Hockley Elected Treasurer of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

At the recent annual meeting of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, Spencer Fane Partner Mike Hockley was elected Treasurer, and will be one of four Officers leading the College for the upcoming year.

“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.

Spencer Fane Hosts Community Influencers Dinner

Thursday night, March 24, Spencer Fane hosted a reception and dinner in conjunction with the Command and General Staff College Foundation (CGSCF). Over 40 Community Influencers – business and community leaders throughout Kansas City – attended the dinner to meet and listen to remarks from Patrick Murphy, the Acting Secretary of the Army.

Spencer Fane and Mike Hockley recognized by the Command and General Staff Foundation

The Command and General Staff College Foundation (CGSCF), a non-profit educational foundation that provides resources and support to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in the development of tomorrow’s military leaders, has recognized Spencer Fane and Mike Hockley as long-time supporters of the Foundation.

‘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.

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.

Mike Hockley Participates in “The Military Factor: Economic Might, Talented Workers” Forum

Mike Hockley, a Spencer Fane partner, participated in Ingram’s industry outlook roundtable discussion on July 9, 2014. The discussion’s focus: “The Military Factor: Economic Might, Talented Workers.” It included men who have served in the military and are now executives in Kansas City businesses.

Mike Hockley has been awarded the Overland Park Rotary’s Highest Honor

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that Mike Hockley, a Partner in our Kansas City office, has been awarded the Overland Park Rotary’s highest honor, The Ben Craig Distinguished Service Award.