Phoenix – Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that our firm has been listed by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as a National Tier 2, Metropolitan Tier 1, Metropolitan Tier 2 and Metropolitan Tier 3 law firm in 17 categories. National Tier 2 Rankings: Public Finance Law Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings: Phoenix Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Energy Law Labor Law – Management Litigation – Labor & Employment Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Public Finance Law Water Law Metropolitan Tier 2 Rankings: Phoenix Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation – Bankruptcy Metropolitan Tier 3 Rankings: Phoenix Trust & Estates Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS” The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty. ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT U.S. News & World Report is a multimedia publisher of news, consumer advice, rankings and analysis. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion,