Ryan McCarthy




TEL: 602.263.1783
FAX: 602.200.7878
Legal Assistant: Mary Creed

Ryan is a fourth-generation Phoenician and a third-generation attorney. He serves on the firm’s Management Committee, is one of the firm’s hiring partners, and is the chair of the firm’s General Liability and Automobile Liability Defense Trial Group. Ryan has significant litigation experience in personal injury and wrongful death defense, bad faith and extra-contractual liability defense, premises liability defense, automobile liability defense and product liability defense. He has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for personal injury, product liability, and insurance litigation defense.

Ryan is married to his college sweetheart Bonnie, who is a teacher. They have two children – a son who works as a real estate development analyst and a daughter who is a college volleyball player. Ryan is an avid sports fan, who supports the Stanford Cardinal, UofA Wildcats, and all other Valley of the Sun professional sports teams. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his dog, traveling and cheering on his daughter’s volleyball team, helping to run a recreational sports league, and interviewing prospective students for Stanford University.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), Member

Civic & Community Associations

  • Stanford University Alumni, Interview Program Participant
  • Past President and Current Board Member of the Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis (RAMMS), a well-established volunteer organization that provides recreational sports opportunities to children in Phoenix.
  • Jones, Skelton & Hochuli’s Recruiting Committee, Chair
  • Jones, Skelton & Hochuli’s Management Committee, Member

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2021-2024; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2016-2024; Litigation – Insurance, 2022-2024
  • Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale Hubbell


University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2000
Stanford University, B.A., Political Science, 1997


U.S. District Court, District of Arizona