Kathleen Ryan is a senior litigator with extensive experience appearing in all levels of courts in the ‎province of Alberta.

Her focus is on consumer litigation, including catastrophic injury litigation and ‎professional malpractice. Kathleen also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, insurance ‎coverage litigation, and employment law. ‎

Kathleen advances plaintiffs’ claims for serious personal injury, including claims for fatality, brain injury, ‎quadriplegia, paraplegia, spinal cord injury, fractures, chronic injuries (including chronic pain and TMJ ‎injury) and disability. Kathleen has dealt with insurers extensively and can help plaintiffs advance their ‎claims to resolution or trial.‎

Kathleen has also represented companies, shareholders, employees and government. She has provided ‎advice and counsel in commercial, corporate and insurance disputes. Kathleen’s representations include ‎disputes respecting commercial insurance coverage, restrictive covenant and fiduciary litigation, ‎interprovincial contractor disputes, and construction litigation. Kathleen has been recognized for the past ‎six years as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).‎

In addition to her experience as a litigator, Kathleen counsels clients on and employs appropriate ‎alternative dispute resolution strategies. Kathleen taught or evaluated at the bar admission course in ‎negotiation for over a decade.‎

Kathleen Ryan has volunteered extensively within the legal community. She was an elected Bencher ‎‎(Director) of the Law Society of Alberta for nine years between 2012 and 2021. She is a director of the ‎Alberta Law Reform Institute. She chairs the Law Society of Alberta’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion ‎Advisory Committee and the Lawyer Competence Advisory Committee.‎

Kathleen has presented at, or chaired numerous seminars and legal education events including: EDI and ‎internationally trained lawyers, ethics in negotiation, advocacy, dealing with insurers, Rules of Court, ‎damages, brain injury, employee evidence, affidavit evidence, and sexual harassment in the workplace.‎