Ryan Phillips

Ryan Phillips

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Principal Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation & Communications
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance & Coverage Disputes
  • Professional Negligence & Discipline
  • Public Law
  • Real Property & Real Estate Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Regulatory Work
  • Wills & Estates

Ryan joined JSS Barristers in 2014. He practices in most areas of civil litigation and administrative law, focusing on corporate, commercial, and contract litigation, professional negligence, employment, privacy and access to information, construction, insurance, defamation, personal injury, and judicial review. Ryan represents individuals, companies, tribunals and non-profits. He acts for the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association in defence of professional negligence claims and on coverage issues. He has successfully represented clients in a number of applications, trials, and appeals, at all levels of courts in Alberta, before various administrative bodies, and in the superior courts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Ryan graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan. He articled with a firm in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and practiced civil and criminal litigation. He was admitted to the British Columbia bar in 2012, and the Alberta bar in 2014.

In law school, Ryan competed in the Gale Cup criminal-constitutional moot and he studied abroad at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia. Before becoming a lawyer, Ryan was a tennis instructor. He was the club professional at the Lakeshore Tennis Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he was born and raised, and an assistant professional on Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies.

Please contact Ryan Phillips at phillipsr [at] jssbarristers [dot] ca if you are interested in receiving a copy of any of the following:
  • Co-author (with Bryan Duguid QC, FCIArb) – "Forum Shopping for Limitation Deadlines", Statute of Limitations in International Commercial Claims, by David Franklin (Toronto, Ontario: Thomson Reuters, 2016), pp. 839-846