Since graduating from law school, his law practice has consisted of commercial litigation, insurance defense, aviation, governmental relations, insurance coverage, errors and omission, director’s and officer’s liability, products liability, aviation litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation and professional liability litigation. In addition to his years of general litigation and business practice, he has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Supreme Court and various other federal and state courts throughout the country. Mr. Markle has served as a teacher and instructor at both Tulane University and the University of Florida, lecturing on environmental law and related issues.
In addition to being heavily involved in numerous civic associations, Mr. Markle has also served as chief legal negotiator involving economic development in New Orleans which resulted in the establishment and development of one of the world’s largest multi-purpose economic development complexes. Mr. Markle was chosen by the Algiers Community Network in New Orleans as “Man of the Year.” He currently serves on the New Orleans Convention Center Board of Directors.
He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Aerospace Engineering, an MBA from Tulane University, and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola School of Law. He practices law and maintains offices in the states of Louisiana, Colorado, Texas and Mississippi. He is a Licensed FAA Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot with over 10,000 hours of flying time and is also a PADI licensed scuba diver.
He and his wife Gloria reside in New Orleans.
Mr. Markle represents the 2nd Congressional District, and his term of service ends December 31, 2018.