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Chambers USA: Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that four practices and 11 attorneys have been ‎recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA. Shareholder Sheryl Sweeney received a coveted Band 1 ranking in Environment: Water Rights. The firm’s Arizona Labor & Employment practice also received a Band 1 ranking.

The four practice areas recognized include:‎


Labor & Employment (AZ) 

Environment (including water rights)‎‎(AZ)‎

Real Estate (AZ)‎

The nine attorneys named as Leaders in their Field include:


James E. Brophy (Corporate/M&A)

Michael D. Moberly (Labor & Employment)

Nathan R. Niemuth (Labor & Employment)

Michael P. Ripp (Real Estate)

Sheryl A. Sweeney (Environment: Water Rights)

Michele L. Van Quathem (Environment: Water Rights)


Brian Nazarenus (Natural Resources & Environment)

James Sanderson (Natural Resources & Environment)

Jonathan Steeler (Natural Resources & Environment)

The two attorneys named to the Up and Coming list include:‎


Albert H. Acken (Environment including Water Rights)

Andrea Lovell (Labor & Employment)

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Albert Acken joins Ryley Carlock

image004Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that Albert “Bert” H. Acken has been named Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Water, Energy, Resources and Environmental Law Practice Group.

Acken will oversee 12 attorneys in our Phoenix and Denver offices, which provide a full range of knowledge in water law, environmental regulation, environmental litigation, environmental legislation, natural resource strategies, and power-related issues. The group represents municipalities, banks, golf course developers, homebuilders, and a diverse cross-section of public and private enterprises.

Acken’s practice focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, siting of utility infrastructure projects, and environmental due diligence. His clients include leaders in aggregate mining, hard rock mining, construction, energy, and manufacturing. He serves as board counsel for an aggregate mining trade association and is also an appointed member on the Arizona Mining Advisory Council, which advises state agencies on proposed rules, policies and budget allocations affecting the mining industry.

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Managing Shareholder Rodolfo Parga.

Ryley Carlock Attorneys Named to Southwest Super Lawyers

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite had 15 attorneys from its Phoenix office selected for inclusion in the 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Each year, no more than five percent of the Southwest Super Lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of Super Lawyers.  Additionally, the designation of Rising Stars is no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arizona and New Mexico who are 40 years of age or younger, and in practice for 10 years or less. The list of Southwest Super Lawyers® includes shareholders:

• Fredric D. Bellamy – Intellectual Property/Litigation
• James E. Brophy, III – Banking
• John J. Fries – Bankruptcy
• John C. Lemaster – Business Litigation
• Michael D. Moberly – Labor and Employment
• Nathan R. Niemuth – Labor and Employment
• Rodolfo Parga, Jr. – Business Litigation
• Michael P. Ripp – Banking

The following attorneys were selected for inclusion as Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

• Albert H. Acken – Environmental
• Jessica Benford – Business/Corp
• Charitie L. Hartsig – Labor and Employment
• William S. Jenkins, Jr. – Bankruptcy
• Andrew M. Kvesic – Business Litigation
• Andrea G. Lovell – Labor and Employment
• Samuel L. Lofland – Energy