Ryan has been practicing civil litigation for over 15 years with a particular emphasis on employment law and commercial disputes. Ryan has appeared as lead counsel before various levels of court throughout Canada, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Commercial List court, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Tax Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before federal labour arbitrators. Ryan is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society.
Immediately prior to founding Wozniak Law P.C., Ryan was the Senior Vice President of Operations and Legal for a global HR consultancy based in the United Kingdom.
Publications and Media Work
Ryan is a frequent writer and commentator on litigation and employment law topics. Ryan’s articles have been published in several periodicals, including The Advocates’ Journal, Just magazine and The Lawyer's Daily. From 2014 to 2018 Ryan served as a contributor to the Lexis Nexis Practice Advisor authoring instructional articles for lawyers on how to bring summary judgment motions in wrongful dismissal actions. Ryan has appeared as an on-air panelist, including on TVO's The Agenda, and is often consulted by the media, including CBC News, CTV News and HR Reporter magazine.
Ryan is actively involved in the community. He currently works as a volunteer with Pro Bono Law Ontario, where he assists individuals who cannot afford legal representation. Ryan is also a Civil Litigation Practicum Mentor at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law in Toronto. Ryan is a past litigation instructor at Seneca College, where he taught civil procedure to students in Seneca's Law Clerk program. Prior to that, Ryan coached minor hockey in Toronto. Ryan has been a regular participant in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon since 2014. Ryan runs and fundraises for Gilda's Club Toronto, which provides support services and programs for individuals and families affected by cancer.
In 2013, Ryan travelled to Moore, Oklahoma to assist Habitat for Humanity with tornado clean up efforts following the devastating F-5 storm that struck the community in May of that year - one of the deadliest tornadoes on record.
When not busy with work, Ryan enjoys running, cycling, reading and playing the piano, but more than anything, he loves spending time with his wife and two children.
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. (2005)
Laurentian University, B.A. (Economics) (2000)