Ryan Dalziel


Ryan Dalziel has a general litigation practice with a focus on appeals and judicial reviews. He has argued cases at all levels of court in British Columbia, in the Federal Court and Court of Appeal, in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and Alberta Court of Appeal, and 15 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ryan’s work cuts across practice areas and has engaged a diverse array of clients dealing with a wide variety of subjects. He has argued cases on behalf of private industry, the Government of British Columbia, First Nations, municipalities, individuals, and non-profit advocacy groups. The subjects he has dealt with include tobacco and other tort litigation, First Nations consultation, criminal law and procedure, energy regulation, workers’ compensation, bankruptcy, insurance, municipal law, freedom of expression, commercial arbitration, human rights, and tax, among others.

Ryan has been ranked as a leading lawyer in a number of disciplines, by various well-regarded publications. Chambers and Partners reports that Ryan’s appellate practice “attracts praise”.

He has undertaken thousands of hours of pro bono work on behalf of the BC Civil Liberties Association, and religious freedom, First Nations, and other advocacy organizations, as well as for individuals in need. Ryan recently taught appellate advocacy for five years at UBC, as coach of the Gale Moot team.

After law school Ryan clerked for Justices William Esson and Mary Newbury of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia; then for Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ryan graduated from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC in 2003, and was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2004.


December 2019

We are pleased to announce that Ryan D.W. Dalziel has joined the firm as Counsel. Ryan joins us from an international firm, and brings a practice that focuses on appellate work across many different industry and subject areas. Ryan has a great deal of experience in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Federal courts, and has appeared 17 times in the Supreme Court of Canada.