Mark R. Brengelman became interested in law when he graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Mark became an Assistant Attorney General in Kentucky in the area of administrative and professional law as the assigned counsel and prosecuting attorney to numerous health professions licensure boards.
He retired from the state government, became certified as a hearing officer, and opened his own law practice, including working as a legislative agent (lobbyist).
As a frequent participant in continuing education, Mark has been a presenter for over thirty national and state organizations and private companies as the:
Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute, and
Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards.
This also includes multiple, national healthcare organizations, including:
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials
National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies, and
American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Mark was the founding presenter for “Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals,” a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards. He also founded “The Kentucky Code of Ethical Conduct: Ethical Practice; Risk Management, and; the Code of Ethical Conduct” as an approved, state-mandated continuing education for social workers offered as a video-on-demand.
Mark has now worked for all three branches of state government has worked since June 2018 as the Enforcement Counsel for the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, an independent regulatory body that oversees 138 elected state legislators and nearly 800 registered lobbyists. Continuing as an ethics attorney, Mark is also the contract counsel for the Ethics Commission of the Louisville Metro Government, a city and county merged government, the largest city in Kentucky, and the 45th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Mark focuses on representing health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters and representing children as Guardian ad Litem and parents as Court Appointed Counsel in confidential child dependency, neglect, and abuse proceedings and termination of parental rights proceedings in family court.