January 18, 2021

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Attorneys James Brophy and John Lemaster Recognized by AzBusiness Magazine's "Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona" for 2021

PHOENIX – Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that attorneys James E. Brophy and John C. Lemaster have been named to the 2021 AzBusiness Magazine’s “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona.".

Jim is the firm’s Managing Shareholder and Executive Committee Chairman. He has been an attorney with Ryley Carlock & Applewhite since 1974 and previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee, led the Corporate Practice Group, and served as the firm’s Risk Management Shareholder. Jim’s practice focuses on business transactions and legal compliance for for-profit and non-profit businesses. He also has experience with ERISA, executive employment agreements, executive compensation programs including supplemental executive retirement plans (top-hat plans), stock option programs, phantom stock plans, deferred-compensation plans, and long-term incentive performance plans.

John has a diverse litigation practice encompassing the issues vital to business in the West. John's practice is in commercial litigation, managing and trying complex cases. His practice has emphasized condemnation and real property, water rights, NEPA and environmental issues, and business disputes. In addition, John handles insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters, asbestos defense, and other complex litigation. John's broad base of experience has given him the opportunity to try a number of jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, and other evidentiary disputes, and to use many alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve litigation when appropriate.

About “Top 100 Lawyers”
“Top Lawyers” is an annual list published by AzBusiness Magazine, the largest business magazine in Arizona. The selection process is overseen by the publication’s editors and nonpartisan partners.


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