Ryan recently completed his Canadian and US law degrees, holding a JD from both the University of Windsor Ontario, and the University of Detroit Mercy. Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Guelph and graduated on the Dean’s List.
Prior to joining RKTL as an Articling Student, Ryan worked both as a Research Assistant at a Tax Litigation firm in Windsor Ontario and a Summer Law Student at a Civil Litigation firm in Hamilton. Through these work experiences he prepared practical, client-focused research material within a broad range of tax matters. As well, he worked directly on files with partners, ran a mediation and appeared before both the Ontario Court of Justice and Small Claims Court.
Over the past three years Ryan fostered his entrepreneurial spirit creating a start-up for the tickets and events industry. As well, as a Law Student he was elected as discipline committee representative for Windsor Law a position he held for the duration of law school. In this position he was tasked with adjudicating a hearing for academic misconduct and wrote an opinion to the LSO alongside faculty members.