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Ryan Anthony Blay

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Olathe, KS

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 5 years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    We assist consumers in Chapter 7 and 13 cases. We also assist in non-consumer Chapter 7 cases, Chapter 11s for individuals and small businesses, and Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies.

    17 years

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 the last 12 years working for consumer and business bankruptcy firms in Illinois and
Wisconsin. 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.

Ryan is looking forward to helping the good people of Kansas and western Missouri solve their financial problems.  He filed WM Law's first Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 cases and continues to learn more about the practice of reorganizing small business and family farms.

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 (when COVID-19 is over, at least!).  Ideas for activities are always welcome! Ryan is… Here to help.


WM Law
15095 W 116th St
Olathe, KS, 66062-1098
WM Law
3720 Arrowhead Ave. #102
independence, MO, 64057
WM Law
8320 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO, 64118
WM Law
719 Massachusetts St.
Ste. 113
Lawrence, KS, 66044
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2013
BEST Choice I Could've Made for My Bankruptcy
I initially requested to work with the owner of Lakelaw, David Leibowitz, only because the thought of filing bankruptcy to me was so terrifying, that I tried to do as much research as possible, for the most highly recommended attorney in my area. I initially met with Atty. Leibowitz, but then Atty. Ryan Blay ended up handling the majority of my case. I DO NOT regret that. Atty. Ryan Blay was PHENOMENAL, and made my entire experience so much smoother, and comfortable than I could have ever imagined. In my business, attorneys have normally not been known for great communication/fast response. Atty. Ryan Blay was definitely the EXCEPTION and a GREAT ROLE MODEL for other attorneys. His communication was thorough and his responses were incredibly fast. Just a GREAT attorney!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • WM Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Krekeler Strother, SC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Lakelaw
  • 2009 - 2015


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • N/A


  • Milwaukee Bar Association Messenger
  • Chapter 12: The Underused - and Hard to Use - Chapter of Bankruptcy
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference
  • You CAN Eliminate That Debt in Bankruptcy: Debts You Didn't Know Are Dischargeable
  • 2018
  • Lou Jones Breakfast Club
  • Divorce and Chapter 13
  • 2015
  • Teleconference
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and the Means Test in a Nutshell
  • 2015
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Bar
  • Filing Proofs of Claim after In re Pajian
  • 2015
  • Webinar
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Step by Step
  • 2014
  • Webinar
  • In-Depth Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Annual Bankruptcy Update
  • To Pay or Not to Pay
  • 2013
  • In-person presentation
  • Wisconsin Foreclosures and Workouts
  • 2013
  • Lou Jones Breakfast Club
  • Reaffirmations, Redemptions, and Surrenders in Chapter 7
  • 2013
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Bankruptcy Basics Boot Camp
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Foreclosure Defense Strategies
  • 2013
  • 2012 Annual Bankruptcy Update
  • Credit Reports
  • 2012
  • In-person seminar
  • Issues in Conversions
  • 2012
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Love's Labor Lost: When Divorce and Bankruptcy Intersect
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Endorse Ryan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blay is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is thorough and complete and a good attorney. When I supervised Ryan he was a pleasure to work with and the same holds true today as we work together at our separate firms."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is a zealous advocate for his clients in the area of bankruptcy and foreclosure. He is knowledgeable about the current trends in his practice areas and empathetic to the needs of his clients."
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Olathe Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Ryan Anthony Blay
Ryan Anthony Blay
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Olathe, KS
Licensed for 17 years
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