Attorney Mark Briggs began his legal and public service career with an extensive and well-rounded education. He majored in English at the University of Kansas, graduating with highest distinction and receiving his Bachelor of Arts. He continued his training at the University of Iowa, where he studied at the College of Law, as well as the Henry B. Tippie School of Business. Mr. Briggs was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, and the Client Counseling Board. He graduated from both schools in 1994, receiving his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration respectively.After passing the Bar, Mark Briggs joined the firm of Quarles & Brady, LLP, in Phoenix, Arizona. During a 15-year period, he served as Partner in the Corporate Law Group, and received numerous distinctions and honors, including being recognized as one of the Southwest Super Lawyers for his work in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Briggs also earned the highest attorney rating, an AV, from the well-known peer group Martindale-Hubbell. During this time, in addition to his duties as a lawyer, he began volunteering his services to numerous civic organizations, a practice that he has enthusiastically carried forward.In 2009, Mark Briggs founded Briggs Law Group, PLLC. His focus as a lawyer continues to be in the field of business and corporate law, working in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, corporate governance, and transactional matters. In 2010, Mr. Briggs also joined Veridus LLC as Director of Special Projects. Veridus is a full-service public affairs and government relations firm, helping clients to navigate the legislative process and succeed in public relations efforts.Mark Briggs is a formidable force in public service and charitable causes. He served the Arizona Humane Society as a board Chair, Co-Chair, and Legislative Committee Chair, and helped upgrade animal anti-cruelty laws to include felonies. He has been appointed by the Governor of Arizona and the Mayor of Phoenix to numerous leadership positions for groups including the Governor’s Committee on Health, Physical Fitness & Sports; the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission; and the City of Phoenix Citizen Bond Commissions in 2000 and 2006. Mr. Briggs was named in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty under 40 list of young leaders, and he also volunteers as a youth soccer coach.