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Moran Law Office isn't like any other lawyers I've ever met. They truly care about their clients, and don't charge you for every little phone call or paperclip. They're very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the whole bankruptcy process. Highly recommend!
- K.T., Pontiac, MI

About Us

Who you work with to get you through this difficult time is a VERY important decision.

We believe that it's important that you find not only an experienced Bankruptcy lawyer who knows how to get you a fresh start, but one who is committed to serving you throughout the entire process, committed to consistent and clear communication, and focused on your best interests 100% of the time.

With that in mind, we encourage you to take a minute to read a little about each of our attorneys below. Get to know them. One of them is about to become your ultimate resource for answers, understanding, confidence, and direction.

Ryan Moran, Attorney

Ryan B. Moran, Esq. is the founder of Moran Law in Royal Oak, MI, where he practices bankruptcy law exclusively.

What's so special about your law firm?

"For me, founding this firm was about creating a great work life experience. I wanted to surround myself with the smartest people and create a culture where everyone is excited to come to work and believes in what they're doing.

I think we've achieved that here. I'm a smart, very capable attorney, but in many ways, my staff is way ahead of me. These are the sharpest and most committed attorneys I've ever known. I'm really proud of the team we've built. And I haven't stopped at simply hiring the best.

I'm committed to constant improvement of our knowledge, processes, customer service, and business practices. We’'re always improving every single day. And I can tell that our clients really appreciate the level of excellence we commit ourselves to with every single case.

Often times, when our clients first meet us, they've been beaten up by their creditors. They're confused, scared, and somewhat lonely- at least as it pertains to the financial crisis they're facing. It can be very isolating to face a mountain of debt that you're powerless to tackle on your own. It's a wonderful thing to be the solution to so many people who are in these tough situations (pending foreclosures, wage garnishments, credit card debt, medical bills, repossessions, etc.).

And it's an amazing feeling watching their lives transform as they come out of crisis with a fresh start. Most of our bankruptcy clients are able to qualify for home and car loans within 2 years. That's another thing we help them do. We're not just experts at helping them get out of trouble. We help them rebuild- fast."

Here's the story on Ryan's education and experience...

After graduating from law school, Moran worked in Chicago as an economic analyst for a bond-trading firm at the Chicago Board of Trade before deciding to open his law practice.

Moran received his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, where he received a full merit scholarship. He was also elected to the MSU Law College moot court board where he competed in the JMLS International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law in Chicago, later serving as the board's administrative executive assistant. While in law school, Moran also clerked in Washington, D.C., for the Department of Veterans' Affairs Office of General Counsel.

Moran received his bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Economics from Wayne State University, where he graduated cum laude and was the recipient of the T. Norris and Vivilore Hitchman Endowed Scholarship for outstanding leadership and academics. Moran brings a real world perspective, strong communication skills, strong research ability, perseverance, compassion for his clients, and the strength to litigate difficult issues.

Ryan Moldovan, Attorney

Ryan is an attorney at Moran Law where he practices exclusively representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.

"Representing the underdog and people who are down on their luck is very gratifying. Plus, since I'm able to use the experience I've had representing creditors to my client's advantage, I'm able to see things that other attorneys don't see. I'm able to achieve real life-changing results for my clients and I love that about my work."

Ryan also loves the small firm atmosphere where he's developed strong relationships with his coworkers and doesn't have to deal with big firm politics so he can actual focus his energy and his time on serving his clients.

With a growing family to support (a wife, two kids, and one on the way), Ryan is keenly aware of how a job loss (or other life event like divorce or medical issues) can impact a family. He's been through it himself. And though he was able to find another job relatively quickly, he knows not everyone is as fortunate. Now he's seen family and friends and thousands of Michigan residents through rough financial times and onto a fresh start.

Here's the story on Ryan's education and experience...

Ryan has extensive experience representing both Debtors and Creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Prior to joining Moran Law Offices, Ryan represented mortgage creditors' rights in bankruptcy in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

Ryan received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, where he graduatedcum laude with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Communications Law. Ryan received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Rachel Hawrylo, Attorney

Rachel Hawrylo is an attorney at Moran Law where she represents debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.

"I love being a solution for people who really need my help. I love being able to lift the weight. Especially now that my husband and I have an 8 month old of our own, I have a very healthy respect for what my own mother went through as a single parent. For many reasons it wasn't easy, but financially I know it was a long uphill battle. Now I've seen so many people going through really difficult financial situations and it's an amazing feeling being able to help them. And I'm not just helping, I'm able to have a major impact on my client's lives. We don't just give them hope, we're actually able to get people who are in the midst of financial crisis a fresh start. That's why I keep doing this.

Rachel also says that she feels very comfortable with her coworkers. They're good people. And that makes all the difference in the atmosphere in the office. Our clients really get that we're in this for them. You just can't find that at other firms."

Here's the story on Rachel's education and experience...

Prior to joining Moran Law Offices, Rachel practiced law in San Diego, California where she represented Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy debtors and consumers in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases. Rachel graduated Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California where she received both the Witkin Award, CALI Award, and Jefferson Medal for Property I and Insurance Law and also earned the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Dean’s Scholarship. During law school, Rachel worked as a research assistant for the chair of the Legal Writing Department.

Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Economics and a minor in legal studies from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan where she was the recipient of the Central Michigan University Board of Trustee’s Scholarship. While attending CMU, Rachel studied abroad for a semester in Cairns, Australia at James Cook University.

Rachel is also an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Central Michigan University, and teaches Regulatory Law and Legal Environment of Business to undergraduate students.

Josh Mahoney, Attorney

Josh is an attorney at Moran Law where he represents debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Josh has been with Moran Law for over 2 years, assisting clients in both the Royal Oak and Flint offices.

"A lot of our clients come through the door with serious math problems. Actually it seems like they're expecting that we're only concerned with the numbers. But that's one of the things I like best about this firm...

It'’s not all numbers. It'’s about being able to connect with people and put yourself in their shoes and then apply the law in a way that really serves my clients and where they’'re headed.I simplify the jargon and I think it shows that I care about my clients. Face to face interaction with my clients is the best part of my day. After all, there are real stories and real lives behind all of these numbers we deal with in Bankruptcy Law. People'’s livelihoods are on the line and I’m glad I get to help when people are in jams. I get to help them get back on track.”

Bankruptcy law was always the best choice for me when determining my legal career path. At this firm, I’'m not defending criminals or chasing money. I’'m caring for and helping real people get a fresh start in life.”"

What'’s so great about Moran Law anyway?

“"Without sounding ageist, we’re very young, vibrant, and cutting edge. We’re always trying to find new ways to benefit our clients. I’ve found that each and every one of my colleagues is willing to go the extra mile, stay late, and do whatever it takes to help our clients. I love that about my coworkers. Its great coming to work every day with people who share a high level of integrity about their work!”"

Here'’s the story on Josh’'s education and experience...…

Josh graduated from the Detroit Mercy School of Law where he received the CALI Award, Book Award for Small Firm Practice and also earned the Detroit Mercy School of Law Dean'’s Scholarship. While at Detroit Mercy, Josh served as the law clerk for the Honorable Judge Denis LeDuc at the 42-1 District Court in Romeo, Michigan.

Josh received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and a minor in Political Science from Oakland University. While at Oakland, Josh played for four years on the Varsity Soccer Team, earning multiple Summit League All-Academic Awards. In his fifth year, Josh served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Golden Grizzlies.

Ratna Nayar, Attorney

Ratna arrived in the US from New Delhi, India in 2007 in pursuit of a Master’s degree in law, which she received from Temple University in Philadelphia

Her B.A. in law was awarded to her in her home country of India

A big interest of Ratna’s outside of helping people and bankruptcy law is languages. She loves to listen to the way new languages sound. She also enjoys learning them. This passion has led to an impressive fluency in four languages- Hindu, Punjabi, English and French

Lauren Bauman, Student Loan Consultant

Lauren has worked at Moran Law since August of 2013. She graduated from Syracruse University with a B.A. in English & Textual Studies and plans on attending law school in the near future.

At Moran Law, she is a Student Loan Consultant. She is able to assist people who are shouldering the burden of student loan debt, making the entire process easier for her clients. As a former student herself, she understands the need for higher education and the huge amount of fear and anxiety student loan debt can generate.

When not consulting with clients on how to handle their student debt, Lauren enjoys reading, running, kayaking, and playing guitar.

Tony Smith, Bankruptcy Coordinator

Tony started working at Moran Law in October of 2013. He has an associate’s degree in Paralegal, as well as a certificate from the American Bar Association.

As a paralegal, he handles garnishment recovery, among a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.

Tony works with our clients throughout the entire bankruptcy process. He is their resource for questions along the way. He is able to create a connection in a situation where people may not want to open up to attorneys. As a coordinator, he gets a chance to dissolve that distrust and help our clients feel comfortable. He has made some very strong connections with our clients and loves being at this firm for primarily that reason.

Frank Oyelade, Legal Intern

Frank Oyelade is a legal intern at Moran Law. He is currently in pursuit of a law degree, and is a candidate for his JD from Wayne State Law. His bachelor’s degree is in political science.

Frank’s previous law experience includes drafting corporate documents for Endless Crowds, a crowdfunding website.

His interests outside of helping people find freedom in relief from debt include sports, especially Michigan football.

Brad Harbison, Paralegal

Brad Harbison is a paralegal at Moran Law who meets with clients and drafts legal documents. He is a student a the University of Detroit Mercy, where he is a finance major. He plans to attend law school after receiving his Bachelor’s degree./p>

Brad is passionate about helping people through his work at Moran Law and through his work as a volunteer in the city of Detroit. He is a big Detroit aficionado. Besides volunteering, his hobbies include stocks and investments.

Dalia Abdow, Legal Assistant

Dalia is presently a student at Wayne State University, where she studies Criminal Justice. She looks forward to  graduating in May of 2015. Once she has finished her B.A., she plans on attending law school.

As a legal assistant at Moran Law, she is able to meet and interact with clients on a daily basis.

Dalia enjoys staying active and going to the gym when not at school or at Moran Law Offices.


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