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About me

My practice emphasizes real estate, construction, and business law.  For nearly 20 years, I have successfully represented developers, contractors, subcontractors, homeowers, landlords, lenders, title insurance companies, commercial general liability insurance companies, and other businesses in disputes  involving, among other things, real estate titles, real estate transactions, commercial lease agreements, mechanic's liens, construction defect claims, insurance coverage, surety claims, ownership of closely-held corporations, and various types of business agreements.  As a mixed litigation and transactional attorney, I also have substantial experience drafting, revising and negotiating a variety of contracts, including construction contracts, subcontracts, real estate purchase agreements, commercial and residential lease agreements, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, settlement agreements, and vendor contracts. In addition to handling cases in state and federal courts, I have represented several clients in adminstrative proceedings with the Federal Mining Safety and Health Administration, Arizona Registrar of Contractors, Nevada State Contractors Board, and Arizona Corporation Commission.   


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 45%
    11 years
  2. Construction: 25%
    18 years
  3. Business: 20%
    16 years
  4. Corporate: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Martin A. Little

    I endorse Dale wholeheartedly. I have known and worked both with and against Dale for nearly 2 decades. He is extremely professional and a gifted and caring attorney.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Dale. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Rycraft Law Firm PLLC

2929 N. Power Rd.
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85215


AZActive 199603/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRycraft Law Firm, PLLC2012 - Present
Of CounselGordon & Gordon, PLLC2010 - 2012
Of CounselFennemore Craig2009 - 2010
OwnerRycraft Law Office, P.C.2007 - 2009
PartnerPeel Brimley, P.C.2001 - 2007
AssociateBennion & Cardone2000 - 2001
Claims AdjusterZurich Na1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - 2014
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustrySpeaker2010 - 2010
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Precision Concrete v. Vratsinas Construction Co.Settled (for approximately 95% of claim)
Selectbuild Nevada v. Brother Sonny LLCSettled (for approximately 95% of claim)
VT Construction v. Oakview ConstructionSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Construction LawyerRecovering and Avoiding Consequential Damages in the Current Economic Climate2010
Nevada BusinessStimulus Dollars: A Contractor's Friend or Foe2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaFinanceMBA - Masters1989
California State University, FullertonBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA Annual Conference - Forum on Construction IndustryConsequential Damage Waivers2010
Nevada Construction Industry SeminarUsing OCIP's and CCIP's in Nevada2008
Nevada Construction Industry SeminarWhat To Do When Construction Projects Go Bad2006
Nevada Construction Industry SeminarFundamentals of Construction Contracts2006
Nevada Construction Industry SeminarTricks, Traps & Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling2005