Ryan is a lawyer in Watson Goepel’s litigation group. He practices as general counsel and acts in many areas of law, including commercial disputes, construction matters, employment law and transportation law. Ryan has represented clients before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal, as well as at mediations and arbitrations.
Ryan’s approach to helping clients achieve results starts with an objective, forthright assessment of their legal issues, options, and the costs and benefits of litigation. From there he works with his clients to develop and implement a plan of action that best suits their objectives.
Background and Professional Activities
Ryan grew up in Toronto and obtained his BA (Hons) from the University of Toronto in 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he worked for a private reinsurance company. In 2004 he moved to Vancouver to pursue his legal career, obtaining his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2007. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2008.
Professional Development Activities
Ryan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association sections for Civil Litigation, Insurance, and Employment. He is also the chairperson of Watson Goepel’s weekly litigation meetings.
Outside the Office
When not at work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his young family and at his cabin on Gambier Island.