Ryan Blay was born in Michigan and will always proud to be a Wolverine. Ryan earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has spent 11 years working for consumer and business bankruptcy firms in Illinois and Wisconsin before moving to Kansas. During his career, he’s helped thousands of consumers, small businesses and farmers obtain debt relief and has defended mortgage foreclosure actions in state courts.
Ryan believes in the excellence that comes from dedication to the craft of legal practice, from leadership, and from continuing education. Ryan has authored articles and has spoken at state and local bar events on bankruptcy-related topics. He also served on various State Bar committees in Wisconsin, and served as a board member, secretary, and president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He now serves as president of the Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association and a member of the District of Kansas Bankruptcy Court Bench-Bar Committee and Western District of Missouri Attorney-Advisory Group.
In his spare time, Ryan can be found in Lawrence with his wife, Arpita, an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, and their children, Priya and Felix. Ryan tries to see as many movies as he can and explore the Kansas City area. Ideas for activities are always welcome! Ryan is… Here to help.