North Central resident Brad Vynalek recently received the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Arizona James R. Rogers College of Law.

Vynalek, a partner in the Phoenix law offices of Quarles & Brady LLP, was presented the award at the University of Arizona Law School Commencement on May 17. He has served as the Law College Association’s president since 2012 and has served on related boards and led committees since 2000.

Vynalek is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves as chairman of Make-A-Wish Arizona’s board of directors. Since 2012, he has been named in Southwest Super Lawyers magazine for business litigation and in 2014 was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation.