Ryan D. Farley

Ryan D. Farley

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I enjoy estate planning because it gives me the opportunity to help people solve problems and draft documents to carry out their final wishes. My clients trust me to help them with the largest financial transaction of their lives.

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Ryan D. Farley contact information

Phone: 316-631-3163
Fax: 316-630-8466

Email: rfarley@hinklaw.com
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I am a native of Wichita and graduated from Wichita High School East.  I attended Emporia State University and obtained my undergraduate degree in history.  After ESU, I returned home to Wichita, worked at Old Cowtown Museum as a blacksmith, was a District Circulation Manager for the Wichita Eagle and later wrote business development online education programs. I then decided to pursue law and attended Washburn University School of Law. Following law school, I worked for the Kansas Court of Appeals before returning home to Wichita in early 2008 to join Hinkle Law Firm.

My practice focuses primarily on estate planning. I enjoy estate planning because it gives me the opportunity to help people solve problems and draft documents to carry out their final wishes.  My clients trust me to help them with the largest financial transaction of their lives.  My experience helps me to find solutions to my client’s problems, and practicing with the Estate Planning Group at Hinkle gives me the opportunity to leverage the experience of my partners, paralegals, and staff to find the best solutions to solve a client’s particular challenge in protecting their hard-earned assets and building their legacy.

Part of my responsibilities include educating the public on the need for estate planning, encouraging them to ‘Choose to Plan’, and helping to explain the estate planning process. I regularly present estate planning seminars to the Wichita Women’s Investment Education programs, church groups, and at other community programs.  I also serve an educational role for the firm, as the Director of Hinkle’s Associate Recruitment and Associate Development programs.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four children, brewing my own beer, and volunteering at St. Francis of Assisi Parish as a member of the Parish’s Finance Council and as Chair of the Extraordinary Stewardship (Planned Giving) Committee.

Presentations
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving. Women’s Investment Education Program, Sedgwick County Extension Office (multiple presentations).
  • Ethics Questions Seen in Probate Practice. WBA Probate CLE: Ethics, Spring 2017.
  • New Frontiers: Estate Planning with Digital Assets. WBA Probate CLE: Digital Assets, Fall 2016.
publications
  • The Kansas Bar Association – Practitioner’s Guide to Kansas Family Law, Second Edition, co-author of Chapter 11, Estate Planning Considerations.
  • A New Guiding Principle: The Kansas Supreme Courts Trend to Review and Reconsider Legal Precedent. The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 77:8 (September). Co-author.
  • Eroding Fourth Amendment Protections at the Border: An Analysis of United States v. Cortez-Rocha Vol. 42, Issue 2, Court Review: The Journal of American Judges’ Association, 28 (2006).
Affiliations, Activities & Honors
  • St. Francis Finance Council, Vice Chair
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Education 

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2006, cum laude
    – Washburn Law Journal, member and Research Editor
    – American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition, Second Place, 2005
    – CALI Excellence of the Future Award: Trusts and Future Interests
    – CALI Excellence of the Future Award: Business Associations
  • Emporia State University, B.A., History, 1997, cum laude

Bar Admissions 

  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas