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"Preeminent AV Rated" by Martindale, Selected to Super Lawyers, Awarded by Top Attorneys, and Top 100 by The NTL, nyc criminal lawyer Ryan Blanch chalks his success up to caring and to the excellent lawyering of his team.  


"if you care more about the client, more about the results, more about the firm's work product to be filed with the court than you do about protecting your ego."


Ryan adds, "that means be willing to put your team in front of yourself to win.  Don't be a ball hog.  It's not about any one lawyer.  It's about the client."  



RYAN BLANCH is the founder and lead attorney of The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Blanch is a top-rated New York criminal defense lawyer handling white collar criminal cases, government investigations, and other major felonies in New York. Mr. Blanch's work has been published in law review and op-ed articles for UCLA and Pace University School of Law.


Mr. Blanch has appeared as a criminal law commentator on BBC and FOX News Live. He has been covered in Page 6 of the NY Post and his cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  He was selected to Superlawyers and is top rated by several other lawyer rating agencies, including Martindale Hubbel.

The Blanch Law Firm has top-rated criminal lawyers and defense attorneys in all things criminal defense: white collar crime, financial crimes, felonies, violent & drug crimes, commercial litigation, and federal crimes/government investigations.  We practice criminal law from our NYC office and appear in court daily in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester and Suffolk county.  Our Los Angeles attorneys practice throughout southern California.  We are practice in New York state and federal court and frequently find ourselves in opposition to Manhattan's DA's office as well as the U.S. Attorney's Offices for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  


For more information and to view criminal practice areas, testimonials & reviews, recent case results, and awards & recognition, visit or call us at 855-338-1099.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Russian, Polish, Arabic, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    15 years, 1.1 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 33%
    15 years, 650 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 33%
    15 years, 750 cases



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Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Joseph Potashnik

    I know Mr. Blanch for a long time as a tireless and dedicated attorney for his clients!


    Joseph Potashnik Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Todd Andrew Spodek

    I have known Ryan Blanch for a number of years and worked side by side with him and a number of attorneys who have worked at Blanch Law Firm over their years. Their training, the firms strategy to complex cases, and their overall comprehensive representation his clients receive is first rate.


    Todd Spodek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


NYCurrently registered 200007/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Super Lawyer"SuperLawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial AttorneyThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Attorney AwardOutstanding Attorneys2014
AV - Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rated "Superb" 10/10AVVO2012
Selected to Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Awarded Executive Committee StandingCriminal Defense Trial Lawyer Association2011
NY Metro Outstanding Young LawyerTop Attorneys2011
Superb DedicationLaw Review1999
Best BriefPace National Moot Court Competition1998
Best Oral AdvocateNational Criminal Moot Court Competition: D.C.1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Blanch Law Firm2003 - Present
AttorneyAndrews Kurth1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
ABA Sub-Committee on Healthcare FraudMember2011 - Present
Corporate Investigations Committee, ABAMember2011 - Present
FCPA/Anti-CorruptionCommitteeMember2011 - Present
ABA Cooperation/Prosecution/Sentencing CommitteeMember2011 - Present
ABA White Collar Crime CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer's AssociationExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
New York County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York City Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Money Laundering TrialNot Guilty
Insurance FraudNo Charges Filed
Federal Price Fixing ConspiracyAvoided All Criminal Charges and Penalties
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Publication nameTitleDate
TBLFGrand Jury Subpoenas2016
Crime TimesDigital Criminal Cases Magazine: Featuring Our High Profile Cases2015
The Blanch Law BlogThe Blanch Law Blog2010
Pace Law JournalModel Appellate Brief: Standing & Ripeness1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - Los AngelesEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Court FCPA ArgumentAirline Avoids Antittrust Charges2011
BBCForeign Corrupt Practices Act: Daimler Chrysler2010
Fox News LiveNatalie Holloway Investigation2006
Fox News LiveDuke Rape Case2006
Manhattan Mortgage and the LawDefending Mortgage Fraud Allegations and Related Real Estate Legal Pitfalls2004
Federal Bar Association Thurgood Marshall MemorialExtension of Fourth Amendment Rights to Dwellings of Homeless1998