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Nicole Stanton Receives Multiple Awards in Arizona Community

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Nicole France Stanton, a partner in the Firm's Phoenix office has recently been recognized and honored by three Arizona organizations for her outstanding contributions in the Arizona community.

Stanton's first honor is from AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, a unique college access program for Latino/Latina youth providing a web of support that contributes to academic, personal and professional success. She was recognized on May 25 at AGUILA's "Fulfilling Arizona's Destiny" luncheon for her work on anti-bullying and her support of the AGUILA program.

On June 8, Stanton received the "Emerging Star" award from Emerge Arizona, a political leadership training program that works to indentify, educate and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue a career in politics at the local and state levels in Arizona. She was honored for her support of guiding the way for Democratic women to get into elected office.

Stanton was also recognized by Phoenix Pride at their annual 2012 Pride Gala on June 9. Phoenix Pride promotes unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and promotes a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services. Stanton received the Mayor Phil Gordon Spirit Award, which honors an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution in political issues for the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community.

Stanton is a member of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group. Her experience includes the defense of an actuarial and benefits consulting firm against professional liability claims brought by trustee and pension plans, the defense of local and national law firms in legal malpractice actions, and assisting in the defense of a telecommunications provider against alleged violating of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. She is a member of Charter 100 Women, serves as a founding board member and past president of the Women's Metropolitan Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum, and was an adjunct professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law teaching professional responsibility. Stanton recently received the 2012 Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign for her anti-bullying initiative.

A graduate of Valley Leadership Class XXIX, Stanton was the YWCA of Maricopa County's 2011 Tribute to Women honoree. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona and her bachelor's degree from the University of Utah.

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