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David Funkhouser III Joins Special Olympics Advocacy Resource Leadership Council

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David E. Funkhouser III, an associate in the Firm's Phoenix office, has joined the Leadership Council of the Special Olympics Advocacy Resource ("SOAR") Program as a founding member.

Funkhouser handles complex commercial litigation matters. His litigation practice has an emphasis in real property disputes, construction disputes, consumer lending, contract disputes and other commercial torts. Outside of the Firm, Funkhouser is heavily involved in the community. Funkhouser is currently President-Elect of the Maricopa County Bar Association, Co-Chairs the Maricopa County Bench/Bar Committee, serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Advocacy Network and is a former State Representative. Funkhouser earned both his law degree and undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.

About Special Olympics Advocacy Resource
The Special Olympics Advocacy Resource aims to connect interested Special Olympics athletes with existing service providers in his/her local communities offering legal representation, advocacy training, and life skills development through a Champion. Champions function as liaisons between the athletes and service providers, and serve as a single point of contact for athletes whenever a need arises. By working with athletes to diagnose their needs, prioritize the services they require, facilitate connecting athletes to existing service providers and staying involved throughout the process, the SOAR program works to ensure that athletes receive the full benefit of the assistance they seek and provide athletes with a personal relationship within the business community.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with 425 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; and Shanghai, China. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.