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.
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 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)
Recognized in Best Lawyers (Appellate Practice, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation), 2021-2023
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
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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.
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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.”