Our Firm

Welcome to Ryley Carlock & Applewhite


Our registered trademark is The Business of Solutions®.  Above all, that is what we provide our clients--whether they be solutions to vexing legal challenges or solutions in reducing legal costs over all, what drives us is finding the right solution for our clients.

In growing a law firm that addresses the issues most vital to the region, we've assembled a team of people who bring both legal expertise and genuine concern for clients and the community.

We provide legal and business solutions by helping clients maximize opportunity and minimize or remove risks and impediments. At Ryley Carlock, a cohesive team of creative and diverse problem-solvers are eager to assist and be a part of that solution.

Law firms usually describe themselves in two ways: how old and how big.

While I am certainly proud of our nearly 70-year heritage in the West, and our growth to more than 120 lawyers, when you scratch the surface behind those numbers I think you'll find a very different law firm experience at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite.

The facts that matter most to us are those that underscore our clients' business objectives. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We think that's why some have been clients for more than six decades. We are passionate about a diverse and satisfying workplace, and we think that is why so many of our lawyers have been lawyers here since they began the practice of law.

We look forward to working with you.

James E. Brophy
Managing Shareholder

About Us
Our Firm

For nearly 70 years, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite has acted as counsel to the Arizona and Southwest business communities. In 2005, the firm expanded service in Colorado, adding leading legal practitioners in water, environmental, mining, natural resources and real estate law. With the significant addition of 12 talented attorneys in 2011, Ryley Carlock expanded our experience base and proficiency in real estate, corporate and business, tax, estate planning and intellectual property law.

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite's highly knowledgeable attorneys represent all segments of the business community, ranging from public and private companies, large corporations and banks to start-up ventures and entrepreneurs.  The broad skill set and practice capabilities of our lawyers give them the depth of experience to handle nearly every type of transactional or litigation matter.

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