Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced that Patrick Irvine, a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Litigation practice groups, has been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Committee on Character and Fitness.

Irvine is a former Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals who now practices in the areas of business law and litigation, with particular emphasis on taxation, appellate practice, Indian law and arbitration/mediation. He also serves on the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, and has previously been a member of the City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory board, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Arizona State-Tribal-Federal Court Forum. He is active in Kiwanis and is currently president of the Capitol Gateway Kiwanis Club.

The Committee on Character and Fitness consists of 18 members appointed by the Supreme Court to review applications to practice law in the State of Arizona and recommend to the Court for admission individuals who are deemed qualifies on the basis of character and fitness. If required, the Committee holds formal or informal hearings to enable the Committee to pass upon an applicant’s qualifications.