Ryan Blatz

Attorney

A lifelong resident of the area, I grew up right here in Ojai. After attending Ojai Valley School and graduating from Nordhoff High School in 1999, I attended the University of Southern California (USC), where I earned a degree in Communication with an emphasis on Journalism and Politics. During this time, I worked as a nightly news anchor for the USC TV station, ATVN. Upon graduating from USC, I worked as a sales executive at Lexington Technology of Irvine, CA before deciding to pursue a legal career. I attended law school at the Ventura and Santa Barbara Colleges of Law, graduating in 2009 with a law degree. During this time, I worked at the Blatz Law Firm and began volunteering with the Ojai FLOW campaign.

In my time spent with Ojai FLOW (Friends of Locally Owned Water), I and six other Ojai residents took on the Golden State Water Company (GSWC). As the area’s private, for-profit water purveyor of more than 80 years, GSWC had been holding Ojai residents hostage with exorbitant rates and extremely poor service. Although the local government had said there was nothing they could do about the problem, Ojai FLOW was determined to address the issue and get GSWC to leave Ojai for good. Ultimately, Ojai residents voted very in favor or raising taxes in order to buy out GSWC. This first success was soon met with a lawsuit from GSWC, who claimed that the election was invalid. After successfully winning the class action in trial, as well as an appeal by GSWC, we took on GSWC by suing for damages from the failed lawsuit. We used this to leverage GSWC into accepting a buy out and leaving Ojai forever.

Following the success of the Ojai FLOW campaign, I decided to open my own firm, Ryan Blatz Law. At the firm, I strive to serve as an advocate for my clients and all of Ojai.

I handle a wide range of practice areas, including the following:

I make it my mission to build meaningful relationships with all of my clients—at my firm, you truly matter. I take the time to listen to you, learn your goals, and help you clearly understand your legal options.

In addition to my legal practice, I strive to remain highly active in the community.

  • Served as campaign manager for three different city council campaigns
  • Active with the Alumni Association at Ojai Valley School and the University of Southern California.
  • Special Counsel - City of Ojai; Water-Related Issues
  • Ojai Flow – Board of Directors
  • Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
  • Soule Park Golf Club – Board of Directory/Attorney

Visit the Community Involvement page to learn about other events and organizations I regularly volunteer with.

In my free time, I can be found playing golf and supporting USC Trojan football. I am also a member of the Soule Park Men’s Club, as well as the Sundowners golf league.

If you need an attorney in Ojai, contact my office online or by phone at (805) 798-2249. Free consultations are available in person or by phone.

  • Ventura and Santa Barbara Colleges of Law: Juris Doctorate, 2009
  • University of Southern California: Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 2003
  • Nordoff High School - Class of 1999
  • Ryan Blatz Law 2013 – Present Ojai, CA
    • Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Land Use, Real Estate Transactions, Debt Forgiveness, Business Consulting, Construction Defect, Permit Application and Appeal, and more.
    • Lawyer and spokesman for Ojai FLOW.
  • Blatz Law Firm January 2006 – 2013 Ojai, CA
    • Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Land Use, Real Estate Transactions, Debt Forgiveness, Business Consulting, Construction Defect, Permit Application and Appeal, and more.
    • Lawyer and spokesman for Ojai FLOW.
  • Campaign Manager Ojai City Council, July 2010 – November 2010 Ojai, CA
    • Campaign manager for November general election for Ojai CityCouncil. Managed all messaging, advertising, voter outreach, fundraising, and volunteers. Election victory with highest number of votes of any candidate, secured 25% of total vote with 6 candidates running.
  • Campaign Manager Ojai City Council, February 2010 – June 2010 Ojai, CA
    • Campaign manager for June special election of Ojai City Council. Managed all messaging, advertising, voter outreach, fundraising, and volunteers. Election victory of 60% to 40%.
  • Lexington Technology, Inc., 2003 – 2005 Irvine, CA
    • Inside/Outside sales for security solutions company focusing on access control, ID card management, security system interfacing, and large database management. Sales job included managing large distributor accounts and end-user sales. Required advanced understanding of computer networking, hardware interfacing, software use and design, and large database management.
  • Computer Instructor/Counselor, July 2004 – August 2004 Ojai, CA
    • Ojai Valley School
    • Summer School computer instructor teaching 2nd - 8th grade students various computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, and other programs.
  • Ojai NOBEL Peace Prize - Ojai FLOW; Ojai Peace Coalition, September 2013
  • Proclamation of Outstanding Achievement - Ojai FLOW; City of Ojai, September 2013
  • Proclamation of Recognition - Ojai FLOW; County of Ventura, September 2013
  • State Bar of California
  • Federal Court of California
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Special Counsel - City of Ojai; Water-Related Issues
  • Ojai Flow – Board of Directors
  • Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
  • Soule Park Golf Club – Board of Directory/Attorney
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