A graduate of Loyola Law School in Chicago, Ryan practiced in Chicago for 3 years before relocating to Wisconsin. After managing Lakelaw's Kenosha office for nearly 6 years, Ryan and his family relocated to Madison and he began work for Krekeler Strother in August 2015.
Now residing with his wife and daughter in the Madison area, Ryan is the immedaite past-president of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Young Lawyers Division, a board member of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditor's Rights Section, and the immediate past co-chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's Bankruptcy Committee. He makes efforts to give back through frequent CLE presentations and leadership roles.
Ryan's work includes bankruptcy under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13, foreclosure defense, litigation, creditor's rights, and Chapter 128 under state law.
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Amanda Garcia, Immigration Attorney
Ryan Blay's strong understanding of the complex field of bankruptcy practice makes him a well prepared advocate. When I had a client whose case was held up by a bankruptcy proceeding, Ryan generously helped me understand what next steps I need to make to move the case forward. His calm and confident approach put me at ease. If you're thinking about filing for bankruptcy, I recommend contacting Ryan.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Managing Attorney - Kenosha office||Lakelaw||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division||Young Lawyers Division Board Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||N/A||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal||The Extraterritorial Effect of Bankruptcy Exemption Schemes||2012|
|Milwaukee Bar Association Messenger||Chapter 12: The Underused and Hard to Use – Chapter of Bankruptcy||2010|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Milwaukee Bar Association, CLE Committee||Issues During Bankruptcy Conversions||2012|
|2012 Solo & Small Firm Conference||Love’s Labor Lost: When Divorce and Bankruptcy Intersect||2012|
|2012 Annual Bankruptcy Update in Memory of Judge Dale Ihlenfeldt.||Credit Reports||2012|