Elected by their peers, Fellows support the groundbreaking research in law and social science. Membership in the Fellows is limited to less than one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States, as well as to a small percentage of international lawyers.
“It’s a great honor to be numbered among the ABF Fellows,” said Funkhouser. “They are outstanding representatives of the legal profession, who guard the integrity of the law and bring out the best in its practitioners.”
Funkhouser handles complex commercial litigation matters. His litigation practice has an emphasis in real property disputes, trust, estate and probate litigation, and other commercial torts. Funkhouser also routinely represents financial institutions in all aspects of litigation.
He is also heavily involved in the local community, just recently completing his term as president of the Maricopa County Bar Association. He is a member of the Leadership Council for the Special Olympics Advocacy Resource program, a founding member of Suns 88 Charities and a certified ambassador for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He also served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2008–2009. Funkhouser earned both his law degree and undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.
“I’m proud of David’s dedication to the legal industry, as well as to the practice of law itself,” said Nicole Stanton, managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office. “Quarles prides itself on being an active member of the legal community, and David’s community activities certainly help fulfill that mission.”
About the American Bar Foundation
The American Bar Foundation is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than 60 years, ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. The ABF’s primary funding is provided by the American Bar Endowment.
About the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.