Ryan Venables

Practice/Organization Description

Ryan is a third year Juris Doctor (J.D.) candidate in the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law with an expected graduation date of 2012. Ryan will also be joining the Hamilton law firm of Ross & McBride LLP for his articles commencing in August 2012.

As a former police officer with the York Regional Police, Ryan has embarked on an advanced legal education after a five year policing career and experiencing all sides of the legal system. As a police officer, Ryan was involved in numerous investigations and was selected for York Regional Police’s Public Order Unit (Riot Squad). The highlight of his policing career came when he was awarded a Chief of Police Award for the prevention and apprehension of a sexual assault suspect. His superiors touted the incident as the prevention of a murder/suicide.

He is interested in criminal, labour/employment (including: professional discipline, occupational health & safety, workplace insurance, and pensions & benefits), health, litigation, administrative, family, and tort law. He is an active member of the Employment and Labour Law, Mature Law Students Association, Health Law Society, and he is the President of the Criminal Law Students Association at the University of Western Ontario and News Editor for the Amicus Curiae for the 2010 – 2012 school years.

Ryan has also completed a portion of a Master’s of Arts (MA) in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He happily withdrew from the program after obtaining acceptance from numerous law schools in the 2009 application cycle.

In 2001, Ryan also graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Sociology, he was awarded a placement on the Dean’s List in his final year of undergraduate studies. He has always maintained close and strong ties to the education system, and plans on pursing a Master’s of Law (LL.M.) in the future.

Ryan actively volunteers with the Special Olympics of London as a soccer and indoor soccer coach. He has always been active in his community and has also volunteered at such organizations as: Habitat For Humanity, the London Distress Centre, Victim Services of Middlesex County, Middlesex Centre Fire Department, and the Ministry of Community and Correctional Services. Ryan was also actively involved on Student’s Council and as an elected representative of his student peers.

Ryan is an avid professional scuba diver and underwater photographer. He has visited St. Lucia, Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curacao, and Mexico/Cozumel on underwater photography trips. Ryan is looking forward to an upcoming trip to The Bahamas for his latest diving adventure. He has also been to many parts of Europe, highlighted by a summer 2010 trip to: England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Luxembourg.

Ryan also trains and competes with his two Belgian Malinois’ (Shepherd), Indi and Mako, in French Ring throughout Canada and the United States.

Ryan and his family continue to be active members within their community, and he plans on pursing a career in Southern Ontario once he is done his schooling.

Education

J.D. (Candidate), 2012 (UWO)

Ontario Police College, 2004

B.A. (Political Science & Sociology), 2001 (UWO)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Community Legal Services, Pro Bono Students Canada, Criminal Law Students Association of The University of Western Ontario, Labour and Employment Law Society of The University of Western Ontario, Special Olympics of Ontario.

Honors and Awards

• Published - Carswell RegQuest, 2011 - R v Gomboc

• Letter of thanks from citizen for solving a neighbour dispute.

• Two incident recognitions for separate theft of vehicle incidents.

• Incident recognition for break and enter incident.

• Incident recognition for a weapons and drug incident.

• Incident recognition for a fraud incident.

• Chief of Police Award for preventing a murder – suicide.

• Early promotion for graduation marks from the Ontario Police College.

• Three time recipient of the Frank Laskowski scholarship by the York Regional Police

• Letter of thanks from citizen for solving a neighbour dispute.

• Two incident recognitions for separate theft of vehicle incidents.

• Incident recognition for break and enter incident.

• Incident recognition for a weapons and drug incident.

• Incident recognition for a fraud incident.

• Chief of Police Award for preventing a murder – suicide.

• Early promotion for graduation marks from the Ontario Police College.

• 2008 Dean's list, UWO

Association.

Contact


London, ON, Canada


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Family Law
  • Government
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation
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