Ryan is a partner at Beckett. He works in the Plaintiff Injury Group.
Ryan was raised in London and attended the University of Western Ontario, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degree in Philosophy. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree in 2003, receiving the Carswell Prize for highest standing in Legal Ethics and the Bereskin Parr Award for highest academic ability in Intellectual Property.
Ryan was called to the Bar in 2004, and has practiced exclusively in plaintiff personal injury law since 2005. He has helped hundreds of clients who have been injured with their accident benefit, personal injury and long-term disability claims. Ryan is dedicated to protecting the rights and dignity of injured plaintiffs and ensuring they receive fair compensation.
As part of his practice, Ryan has a special interest in the areas of catastrophic impairment and long-term disability. His knowledge in these areas and ability to think outside of the box allow him to maximise his client's ability to receive valuable benefits they may otherwise struggle to obtain. A good example of this is the 2015 Superior Court of Justice and subsequent Court of Appeal matter of Dube v RBC Life Insurance Co. In Dube, the insurer denied a claim for long-term disability benefits based on late proof of claim. Ryan was able to successfully argue that the breach of contract should be set aside and his client be granted the equitable remedy of relief from forfeiture. As a result, disability benefits that did not appear at first-glance to be attainable were now found to be available to the client. Similarly, in Miles v Walmsley Bros. Limited, Ryan successfully took a matter to trial where the defendants disputed liability, resulting in full damages for his client.
Ryan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and Middlesex Law Association.
Outside of law, Ryan is interested in music, movies, and literature.