Called to the bar in 2004, Ryan has argued
cases at all levels of court in British Columbia, in the Federal Court and Court
of Appeal, and eight cases in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ryan’s work cuts across practice areas, and
has engaged a diverse array of clients dealing with a wide variety of subjects.
He has argued cases on behalf of private industry, the Government of British
Columbia, First Nations, individuals, and non-profit advocacy groups. The
subjects he has dealt with include tobacco litigation, First Nations
consultation, criminal procedure, energy regulation, workers’ compensation,
municipal law, freedom of expression, commercial arbitration, human rights, and
tax, among others.
After law school Ryan clerked for Justices
William Esson and Mary Newbury of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. He
took a leave of absence from the firm in 2005 and 2006 to clerk for Justice
Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada.
In 2011, at 29, Ryan was named one of
Canada’s “Rising Stars Under 40” by LEXPERT magazine, and additionally was
named one of Business in Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40”.