Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently appointed Tom Lawless, a Phoenix attorney, to serve a five-year term on the Arizona Racing Commission.

A shareholder in the Phoenix law firm of Milligan Lawless, PC, specializing in estate planning and corporate law, Lawless has a broad based practice representing individuals and companies across many industries. He takes over for Burt Kruglick, whose term expired in January 2014.

Lawless graduated magna cum laude from the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1982 and also holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Denver, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.

Lawless is a life member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, and has been an avid fan of thoroughbred racing.

The Arizona Racing Commission is a five-member body that prepares and adopts rules to govern racing meetings as may be required to protect and promote the safety and welfare of the animals participating in racing meetings; protect and to promote public health, safety and the proper conduct of racing and pari-mutuel wagering.

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