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Ryan J. Lorenz



14850 N. Scottsdale Rd
Suite 500
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Fax: +14806841167
J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1999
B.A., Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1995
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona
U.S. District Ct., District of Nevada
U.S. District Ct., District of Colorado

Ryan J. Lorenz


Ryan Lorenz represents clients in a variety of matters including commercial disputes, trust and estates, real estate, collections, bankruptcy, administrative law, medical malpractice, and tribal law.

 Ryan’s strengths are most often found in the use of thoughtful and creative strategies designed to achieve optimal outcomes. Ryan’s philosophy is that a client’s needs and personal or business goals should always take a front seat.

Ryan’s professional roots go back to 1999 when he began his practice in Mohave County with the Law Office of Paul Lenkowsky and its predecessor firm, Lenkowsky, Ezzell & Burgeson. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Ryan was with the Scottsdale firm of Norling, Kolsrud, Sifferman & Davis, PLC, which merged with Clark Hill in 2009.

Reported decision: Sagaro Healing LLC v. State of Arizona, Et Al. (2020) CV-1 9-0129-PR.

Member, State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Section
Member, Native American Bar Association of Arizona
Vice-President, Tatum Highlands Community Association
Member, Board of Directors, Cortina Homeowners Association
Member, State Bar of Arizona's Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
Member, Men's Board for the Fresh Start Women's Foundation
Board of Directors, Scottsdale Bar Association (Treasurer 2013-14, Secretary 2014-15, Vice President 2015-16, and President 2016-17)
Member - Airpark Committee of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

Advised an Arizona commercial growing facility and associated dispensary on the dispensary certificate application process, various corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, litigation, and Department of Health Services matters. 

Tags: Cannabis

Ryan Lorenz and Sean Carroll were successful in obtaining a reversal of a $12 million verdict against their client, Sherry Petta, in a published opinion of the Arizona Court of Appeals. Desert Palm Surgical Group PLC v. Petta, 236 Ariz. 568, 343 P.3d 438 (App. 2015). On July 30, 2015, the Arizona Supreme Court denied the Carlottis’ petition for review, thereby ending the appeal in Ms. Petta’s favor.