It's my goal to work collaboratively with our firm leadership and attorneys to help define our brand, determine what makes Gray Reed unique, and assist in understanding our clients and their needs. In a sense I feel my role is to view all that we do from the eyes of our clients so we can connect with them and provide the best service we can.
Michael directs all marketing and business development activities for Gray Reed, overseeing a team responsible for planning and executing innovative marketing and business development strategies and providing daily support across the firm. He is also a marketing consultant at Gray Reed’s subsidiary, Gray Reed Advisory Services, a business consultancy focused on strategy, operations, marketing, and technology.
With over 20 years of experience in corporate marketing and business development, Michael is an integral part of Gray Reed’s leadership, helping the firm accelerate growth through transformative strategies that enhance internal operations and optimize marketing performance.
A Certified TeamSight Consultant, he is a collaborator, consensus-builder and results-oriented problem solver who maximizes company potential by overcoming communication issues, instilling trust and building strong teams.
Before joining Gray Reed, Michael was head of marketing and communications for Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, Cornerstone Credit Union League, and his political consulting firm, Hamby & Blachly.
Michael was the first president of the Legal Marketing Association’s (LMA) Southwest Region and has held numerous other leadership positions with the organization. He was the first recipient of the region’s President’s Award and was recognized with the 2021 Distinguished Service Award.
As a legal marketing leader, he is regularly invited to speak on marketing and business development topics by the LMA, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University, the International Association of Business Communicators, and other prominent organizations.
Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business’s Graduate Marketing Program.
Michael has pursued a passion for photography for most of his life. His landscape, travel, and outdoor scenes have been published in various magazines and earned him numerous awards. Visit www.michaelblachly.com to view his work.