June 7, 2005

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Four Ryley Carlock & Applewhite partners recognized as leading attorneys by Chambers USA

Four Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Partners Recognized as Leading Attorneys by Chambers USA The law firm of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite announced today that four partners in its Phoenix office are to be recognized as leading attorneys in the prestigious Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business directory. Attorneys James E. Brophy, Michael J. Brophy, Michael D. Moberly, and Nathan R. Niemuth will be included in the 2005 edition, which will be released on May 24, 2005 and listed on Chambers' website at www.chambersandpartners.co.uk.

Chambers USA is a client-centered legal directory which ranks lawyers based on actual client research and feedback. Researchers spend a year conducting thousands of interviews with clients and attorneys throughout the nation to gain in-depth feedback and opinions for this publication. Ranking criteria includes technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities that are most valued by a client.

James Brophy will be recognized in the directory's Corporate/M&A section. Jim has been an attorney with the firm for over 30 years and practices extensively in securities, business transactions and employee benefits law.

Michael Brophy will be recognized in the directory's Environmental section. Mike has been an attorney with the firm since 1977 and has extensive experience in the fields of natural resources and water law.

Michael Moberly and Nathan Niemuth have both been included in Chambers USA previous directories and will be recognized in the 2005 directory's Employment section. Michael Moberly has been an attorney with the firm for over 20 years and will be recognized for his work in the area of employment law. Nathan Niemuth has been an attorney for almost 30 years and is a nationally recognized authority on labor relations law.