Ryan Keeney, Lawyer

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. He practises 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 CBC, Global 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.

Education

  • Call to the Bar: 2014
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – University of Windsor (Ontario)
  • B. A. – University of Waterloo

Contact

  • Email: ryan@kpalawyers.ca
  • Admin. Contact: Andrea Savva (andrea@kpalawyers.ca)

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Notable Cases

  • Ahmed v Ibrahim, 2016 ONSC 6430

    Ryan successfully represented a plaintiff at trial, and the defendant then appealed the case. He then won the appeal in Divisional Court. The opposing party eventually became bankrupt after years of unsuccessful litigation.

  • Keane v. Popert, 2019 ONSC 6410

    Ryan 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 Coinsquare

    Ryan 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 with 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 we have 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.

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Reviews

Ryan has 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.

Matt P.
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From beginning to end, this firm maintained a high level of professionalism while being completely approachable. They heard me out and asked all the right questions with genuine interest. I was consulted at every step of the way to ensure that I was completely satisfied.
Khaled Iwamura, Founder of insauga.com
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I have dealt with a lot of law firms in the past but KPA is the most professional team I have worked with while having fair prices for all their services. The team there is very detail oriented and explain every element of the process.
Faraz Siddiqui, Washington, D.C.
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I'm an American lawyer, originally from Toronto. Ryan has provided me with crucial legal advise whenever I needed it, and he was always resourceful, respectful, and professional. I have not had a chance to work with his partners, but I know I will be reaching out to KPA for my legal needs in Canada.
Matthew Nowak
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Ryan is simply an amazing civil litigator in all areas. He is particularly strong at research, has a sharp mind for strategy, and knows how to get what he wants from the other side. Really nice guy too. If I need a civil litigator again I would not want to go with anyone else.
Christopher Lee
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Ryan took the time to thoroughly research the matter and relevant case laws, developed a sound response strategy, and most importantly got me the result I was looking for. Throughout the entire process, he was very patient, engaged, and helpful. It's a very small case that I retained his service on, and I'm impressed at his level of detail and professionalism - I can just imagine what he would do for clients with more complex requirements. I would definitely call upon Ryan in the future.
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