Ryan joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2009 after summering and articling with the firm. His practice areas include labour relations and construction law. Ryan is the co-leader of the firm's construction labour law practice group.

Ryan is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school he received several academic awards, including class prizes in Torts and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Studies, and the Nick McCombie Prize for the best paper on the subject of workers’ rights. While at Osgoode Hall, Ryan spent time in the Workers’ Rights Division at Parkdale Community Legal Services and worked as a research assistant in the areas of access to justice and Aboriginal sovereignty. In addition, Ryan was a member of the York University Senate and Osgoode Hall’s Student Caucus.

Throughout his studies Ryan volunteered with the Workers’ Action Centre. Before law school, Ryan was an executive member of the University of Guelph’s student union, the Central Student Association (CSA), where he was responsible for leading social justice campaigns and supervising the CSA’s human rights office.


  • Call to the Bar, 2009
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.


  • Osgoode Hall’s Student Caucus, Member
  • University of Guelph’s Central Student Association (CSA), Executive Member
  • University of Guelph’s student union, Executive Member
  • York University Senate, Member


  • Torts and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Studies Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Nick McCombie Prize (for the best paper on the subject of workers’ rights), Osgoode Hall Law School

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