Ryan is a driven associate practicing in the commercial litigation group at Loopstra Nixon. He joined the firm in 2017 as a law student and returned for his articles. Ryan has gained civil litigation experience in commercial, construction, municipal, and estates law. He has attended matters in the Superior Court of Justice and represented clients in the Small Claims Court and various tribunals. He currently sits as a section executive of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Section.
As a law student, Ryan developed his advocacy skills at Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, was the vice president of Queen’s Law Litigation Society, an executive member of Queen’s Sustainability and Environmental Law Club, a radio announcer for Pro Bono Radio (affiliated with Pro Bono Students Canada), the features editor of Queen’s law newspaper (Juris Diction), and a varsity athlete for Queen’s triathlon team and ultimate frisbee team.
Ryan completed his J.D. at Queen’s University, where he was awarded the Leipnik Award - Professional Responsibility and Skills and the M.A. Murray Award in his graduating year.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys hiking, cycling, travel, a variety of competitive sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Legal Qualifications, Bar Admissions and Memberships
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) – 2019/20 Section Executive of the Civil Litigation Section
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Education and Designations
Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario
J.D., Queen’s University Law School
B.Sc. (Hons), Life Sciences, Queen’s University