March 13, 2015

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Attorneys Named to the 2015 Colorado Super Lawyers and Colorado Rising Stars Lists

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that three of the firm's Denver attorneys have been listed in the 2015 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers and Colorado Rising Stars.

The attorneys named in the 2015 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers include: James W. Sanderson (Environmental) and Jonathan H. Steeler (Environmental). The attorney named in the 2015 edition of Colorado Rising Stars is Susan M. Ryan (Environmental Litigation).

Jim Sanderson's water law and environmental practice focuses on air and water quality, wildlife and endangered species, land use, BLM and public lands issues, floating and river use and access issues, wetlands, waste disposal, and underground contamination. He has extensive experience in lobbying, project development and approval requiring EIS/NEPA compliance, permitting, negotiating with government agencies and adversary groups, and environmental litigation. 

Jon Steeler's environmental practice focuses on helping clients with redevelopment projects involving environmentally challenged properties, including environmental audits, due diligence investigations, environmental insurance coverage issues, and complex negotiations to mitigate environmental risks. In his business practice, Jon provides counsel related to clients' general business operations.

Susan Ryan has extensive experience in water rights adjudication including complex water rights litigation and negotiation. She counsels clients in strategic water planning, assessing the opportunities to purchase and/or sell water rights and performing comprehensive due diligence.

About Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Only up to 5 percent of attorneys in a state are named as Super Lawyers. Selecting these attorneys involves an in-depth, measurable process. Peer nominations by seasoned attorneys followed by detailed evaluations are matched against third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on a state-by-state basis annually.

No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in a state are named as Rising Stars. The lawyers who make this list must be under 40 years old or have less than 10 years of legal experience. They go through the same selection process as Super Lawyers, excluding the peer evaluations.