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John Ryan, a native Missourian, has been practicing law in the greater Kansas City area since 1964 and has a well earned reputation as one of the best in his field. His specialties include Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation. He's also quite experienced in all kinds of traffic trouble.  If you want the best deal possible and the least possible points, this is the lawyer for you.

Call today to schedule your appointment: 816-966-9800 x 105

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Monica  Tanzey is an associate attorney who joined The Law Office of John P. Ryan, Jr., in March 2011.  Ms. Tanzey was born and raised in Clarksburg, WV.  She attended West Virginia University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Journalism and Public Relations.  While attending West Virginia University, Ms. Tanzey excelled as a member of the WVU Rowing Team, was of a member of the WVU Student Government Association, and a volunteer for CASA for Kids.

Mrrs. Tanzey obtained her law degree from Oklahoma City University of  School of Law where she graduated in the top-third of her class. During law school, she received several awards, including the Dean's Pro-Bono and Public Service Award and top honors in her trial advocacy course.  While in law school, Mrs. Tanzey interned with Catholic Charities Immigration Law Clinic, Oklahoma Senior Law Resource Center, and AARP-Missouri.

At The Law Office of John P. Ryan, Jr., Mrs. Tanzey handles a wide variety of cases, including civil litigation and criminal defense matters. She was selected to the 2013-2014 Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy and is a trained guardian-ad-litem.

In her free time, Mrs. Tanzey enjoys spending time with her husband, Phillip Smith, and their four dogs, Bruno, Rocco, Prudence and Consuela.  She is an avid West Virginia Mountaineer fan, loves cooking, and volunteering in her community.


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Cheyenne Callwell joined The Law Offices of John P. Ryan, Jr., in June of 2013 as a legal assistant to Kimberly Hughes.  Mrs. Callwell was born and raised in Creighton, Missouri and her first job was working for a law firm on Saturdays in Harrisonville, MO during her senior year of high school.  She is retired from Yellow Freight and prior to coming to the law office spent 11 years working in the utility business.

She resides with her husband, Lloyd Callwell and dog Suzie in Raymore, Missouri but looks forward to the weekends on the farm with her parents, children and grandchildren.  Other hobbies are sewing, cooking, gardening or anything that takes her outdoors.  

Margaret Durst grew up in Pleasant Hill, MO. She joined the Law Offices John P. Ryan, Jr. at the end of February 2011 as a legal assistant which was during her sophomore year of high school.  Ms. Durst is currently pursuing a Paralegal degree at the Johnson County Community College. 

In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing, reading and playing with her pet Chinchilla, Chico.

Contact the Law Offices of 

John P. Ryan, Jr. 

today at 


13601 S. 71 HWY

 Grandview, Mo 64030