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Nicole Stanton Receives Outstanding Service by Straight Ally Award from Echo Magazine

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Nicole France Stanton, a partner in the Firm's Phoenix office, has received the Outstanding Service by Straight Ally Award in Echo Magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Developed in 2006, Echo Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards nominates people, places and events -ranging from outstanding bartender and DJ to leaders of political action and spirituality in 27 categories. Readers' then select among five nominees in each category on an online survey. The winners were announced on April 19 at Echo Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards, which is designated as part of the 10 Days of Pride leading up to the Phoenix Pride festival. Stanton was recognized for her good work in the LGBT community and for becoming a leading voice in the anti-bullying issue. Winners were recognized in Echo's April 28 edition.

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. Earlier this month, Stanton 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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