Ryan Edmonds - Principal Lawyer - Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel - Employment Lawyer

Ryan Edmonds

Principal Lawyer


JD, Osgoode Hall Law School
Honours BA, University of Waterloo


Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association

Practice Focus

Employer counsel
Wrongful dismissal
Employment contracts
Executive compensation
Severance packages
Constructive dismissal
Employment litigation
Workplace investigations
Federal employment law
Labour arbitration
Human rights law
Employment standards

Media Profile

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Fun Fact

“Sometimes my phone’s FaceID doesn’t recognize me after I work out.”

Ryan Edmonds - Principal Lawyer - Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel - Employment Lawyer

About Ryan

Forming client relationships and solving legal problems is what makes Ryan Edmonds tick. For Ryan, every relationship is an opportunity to learn nuances about a new business, workplace or industry that can be used to solve the challenges facing his clients.

While Ryan started his career at a national law firm working with some of Canada’s largest employers, nowadays his practice is focused on helping small to medium-sized businesses and senior executives navigate the challenges of the modern workplace.

Known for his strategic advice, encyclopedic knowledge of employment law, and knack for using marginally humorous metaphors to put complex legal concepts into plain language, Ryan is a trusted advisor to employers, senior executives, and even other lawyers who have that one “quick question”.

Ryan has been an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught Individual Employment Law, a guest lecturer at University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, and a panelist at various employment law seminars organized by the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Ryan’s insights into employment law have been reported by media outlets such as CBC Radio, the Globe & Mail, and Canadian Lawyer magazine.

When not employment lawyering, managing a law firm, mentoring associates, or being a spouse / uncle / brother / son, Ryan is likely building a new and unnecessarily powerful computer, or tending to one of the thirty-eight plants he somehow came to own during the pandemic.

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