Ryan Breedon

Ryan is the founder and principal of Breedon Litigation. Called to the Bar in 2004, Ryan practiced at the country’s leading litigation boutique for over a decade before deciding to leave and start his own firm. Ryan is a true litigator, having taken all sorts of cases to trial, including medical malpractice trials, real estate, construction liens, mining claims, commercial contracts, fraud, estate disputes, sexual assaults, car accidents, slip and falls, landlord and tenant disputes, wrongful dismissals and defamation.  He has acted for and against a wide range of professions, including doctors, engineers, lawyers, pharmacists, investment advisors, psychologists and nurses.

Ryan Breedon sitting on a leather couch in the office

A little more about Ryan.

Ryan and his wife Wendy grew up in Alliston, Ontario. They have four wonderful children between the ages of 13 and 26. In 2015, they decided to move to Barrie to be closer to their families.

Ryan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized by a variety of organizations as a leading trial and appellate lawyer. He teaches trial advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School and regularly speaks and writes on a wide range of legal issues.

Osgoode Hall Law School (2003) LLB

University of Toronto (2000) MA (Philosophy)

York University (1999) BA (Philosophy)

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2024 – Present

Recognized in Best Lawyers (Appellate Practice, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation), 2021-2024

Listed in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Litigation – Corporate Commercial, Litigation – Regulatory & Public Law, Medical Negligence and Professional Liability

Listed in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Litigation – Corporate Commercial, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability, Class Actions and Regulatory & Public Law

University of Toronto MD Program, Teaching Excellence Award, 2021-2022

Listed in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: “Most Frequently Recommended” (Litigation – Corporate Commercial and Medical Negligence); “Consistently Recommended” (Professional Liability); “Repeatedly Recommended” (Class Actions and Regulatory & Public Law)

Listed in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: “Most Frequently Recommended” (Litigation – Corporate Commercial and Medical Negligence); “Consistently Recommended” (Professional Liability)

Listed in the 2020 Lexpert/America Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Commercial Litigation)

Recognized in Best Lawyers (Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence), 2019-2020

Listed in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: “Most Frequently Recommended” (Litigation – Corporate Commercial and Medical Negligence); “Consistently Recommended” (Professional Responsibility); “Repeatedly Recommended” (Class Actions)

Listed in Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, November 29, 2019

“Consistently Recommended” in Lexpert (Medical Negligence, Professional Responsibility and Corporate Commercial Litigation), 2018-2020

“Repeatedly Recommended” in Lexpert (Class Actions), 2019-2020

Recognized in Best Lawyers (Health Care Law and Medical Negligence), 2013- 2018

“Leading Practitioner” in Lexpert (Medical Negligence, Professional Liability), 2017

“Repeatedly Recommended” in Lexpert, 2015-2016

The Dickson C.J.C. Medal for Distinguished Advocacy, American College of Trial Lawyers, Gale Cup 2003

The Harry R. Rose Criminal Law Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), 2001

The Honourable William G.C. Howland Award of Excellence Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), 2000 – 2003

The Advocates’ Society

Canadian Bar Association

Medical-Legal Society of Ontario

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Simcoe County Law Association

St. Thomas More Guild

Law Society of Ontario, Coach and Advisor’s Network, Advisor

Osgoode Hall Law School, Associate Professor

Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop Team Leader

Osgoode Hall Law School, OTLA Cup Coach

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Social Justice Committee, Catechist and Extraordinary Minister of Communion

Knights of Columbus, Council 1626

Ryan Breedon standing in the office

Ryan’s Insights

Our Cases

Marketology Media Inc. v. DGA North American Inc., 2023 ONSC 4417

Commercial litigation case where the defendant made non-arm’s length transfers with the intent to be creditor-proof. Ryan represented the successful plaintiff at trial.

B. v. P. (Confidential Settlement)

Motor vehicle accident, resulting in the plaintiff suffering from a serious spinal fracture. Ryan acted for the plaintiff. Case settled for $825,000.

P. v. X. et al. (Confidential Settlement)

Medical negligence case involving a blind plaintiff whose diagnosis of right sided necrotizing external ear canal infection was delayed, leaving the plaintiff with permanent functional impairments that were exacerbated by his pre-existing blindness.  Ryan acted for the plaintiff. Case settled for $3.75 Million.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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“Ryan helped us win our case and then some. Ryan has such calm, serene confidence that you instantly feel at ease when you talk to him. You’re in good hands with him.”

Lindsay M.