PHOENIX – Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Jerry D. Worsham II has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a Shareholder. With 30+ years of experience, Worsham has an extensive practice in environmental compliance, related litigation, and natural resource development. His experience includes: Climate Change and Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) including comment on issues and regulation development; approvals and permits for natural resource development; litigation defense on numerous cases involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); civil and criminal liability defense on environmental matters; ASTM Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments coordination; emergency incident responses; Prospective Purchaser Agreement negotiations; creation of Conservation Easements; and due diligence associated with mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings. Worsham regularly speaks and writes on legal and environmental issues. He serves as a guest lecturer on Hazardous Waste Regulation for Arizona State University’s Fulton School of Engineering and Polytechnic School of Environmental and Resource Management, and he has been published in trade and legal journals including the America Bar Association’s Trends eNewsletter. Worsham earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and a B.S.S. from Cornell College.