Ryan Keeney

Ryan Keeney

B.A., J.D.

Ryan Keeney was Called to the Bar in 2014, and co-founded KPA Lawyers in 2016 with his business partner, Preet Pannu.

Current Role

As a Director at KPA, Ryan’s current responsibility is ensuring the advancement of KPA’s business interests.

These responsibilities include recruiting lawyers, quality assurance, training & development, using technology to optimize the firm’s operations, and, more recently, executing the corporation’s national expansion plans to bring the KPA brand to a Canada-wide audience.

He also has a TikTok channel and a podcast on Spotify.

Legal Bio

Ryan’s practice is primarily in civil litigation, with a focus on human rights, employment law, tort law, commercial litigation and education law.

He has been interviewed by the CBCGlobal News, the Toronto Star and News Talk 960AM in connection with his practice. In April 2017, he presented at Yale Law School, speaking about domestic violence and gender discrimination.

Ryan is also an approved Articling Principal by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and enthusiastically mentors new lawyers into the profession. According to the LSO, Principals must be “an exemplar of the profession, having regard to all circumstances including experience, competence, ethical standards and professional conduct record”.

He has been consulted by Vice News for his independent legal opinion regarding matters where he was not directly involved. Ryan has also been published on The Huffington Post Canada for his innovative approach to leadership in business.

Ryan has also been recognized as one of the top three civil litigation lawyers in Mississauga by ThreeBestRated.ca, an independent organization that applies a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, cost, and general excellence.

Notable cases

  • Ahmed v Ibrahim, 2016 ONSC 6430Ryan successfully represented a plaintiff at trial, and the defendant then appealed the case. Ryan successfully persuaded the court to dismiss the appeal in Divisional Court. The opposing party eventually became bankrupt after years of unsuccessful litigation.
  • Keane v. Popert, 2019 ONSC 6410Ryan successfully represented a plaintiff at trial, and the defendant then appealed the case. Ryan mentored a junior associate and oversaw the Respondent’s response to the appeal. The appeal was ultimately decided in favour of KPA’s client in Divisional Court.
  • Whistleblower case against CoinsquareRyan represented a plaintiff who was a whistleblower against Coinsquare, one of the largest cryptocurrency companies in Canada. This case was settled, but a press release for a related legal proceeding was published by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). The Director of the Enforcement Branch at the OSC described the regulatory proceeding against Coinsquare “an important milestone, as it is the first action [the OSC] has taken for a reprisal against a whistleblower since important protections for employee whistleblowers were added to Ontario securities legislation in 2016”. This case was also reported by Vice News.