Prior to joining Oatley Vigmond, Ryan gained valuable experience working for a respected Toronto personal injury litigation firm, where he represented both insurance companies and plaintiffs. Ryan holds an Honours B.A. from York University, as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution) from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Ryan is committed to assisting his clients achieve fair compensation for themselves and their families. Ryan focuses on representing seriously injured clients or family members of those who have lost a loved one as a result of negligence. He finds it most gratifying when he is able to help a child with a traumatic brain injury by ensuring that they obtain the resources necessary to provide for a lifetime of future care needs and income loss.
When Ryan is not practicing law, he enjoys golfing and spending quality time with his wife and two children.
Vice-Chair of the New Lawyers Division of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) (2010-11)
Chair of the New Lawyers Division of OTLA (2013-14)
Co-editor of the OTLA Update case digest (2012-date)
OTLA Board of Directors (2014-17)
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (June 2015 – September 2016)
Chair of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (September 2016-June 2017)
Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada – Personal Injury Litigation 2017
Ryan writes frequently about personal injury law and has been published in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s The Litigator magazine, The Health Professional magazine and The Lawyers Weekly.
Ryan has spoken at and co-chaired conferences about personal injury law organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Ontario Bar Association.
Ryan is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Simcoe County Law Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the American Association for Justice.
In June of 2013 Ryan was elected to a three-year term as a director of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (“BIST”). Ryan will be serving as Chair of the Board for BIST starting in September 2016. BIST is a grassroots organization whose mission to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.