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Ryan P. Burgoyne
Managing Partner
Legal Assistant
BIO

Ryan is the Managing Partner in our Fredericton office of Cox & Palmer. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, he was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 2006. Ryan received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick in 1999, and prior to returning to school and obtaining his law degree, he spent one season as a professional hockey player with the Louisville Panthers of the American Hockey League and the Port Huron Border Cats of the United Hockey League.

As a Partner in our Fredericton office and member of our litigation group, Ryan practices mainly in the areas of insurance defence, product liability, municipal liability, professional liability, personal injury and construction.

Ryan is the chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.  He is a regular speaker at the New Brunswick Bar Admission course in Insurance Law and Civil Litigation.

Experience

  • Lead counsel at all levels of New Brunswick Courts and representing clients in the areas of professional liability, municipal law, environmental claims, personal injury and coverage.
  • Counsel for insurers on subrogated claims, as well as defence counsel on various claims involving remediation of contaminated sites, including petroleum leaks of personal fuel storage tanks and large commercial bulk storage facilities.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (2006)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • Université de Moncton (Trial Advocacy Course)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2005)
  • University of New Brunswick (B.B.A., 1999)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Chair – Civil Litigation Section, The Canadian Bar Association – NB Branch
  • Member – Canadian Defence Lawyers

Activities Within Firm

  • Managing Partner – Fredericton Office
  • Member – Insurance Practice Group
  • Member – Litigation Practice Group

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Coach – Fredericton Youth Hockey Association and Champions Hockey

Lectures & Presentations

  • Lecturer – New Brunswick Bar Admission Course in Insurance Law and Civil Litigation (Annually)
  • Lecturer – Canadian Bar Association Advocacy and Evidence Seminar – Focused Investigations (2016)
  • Co-chair – Canadian Bar Association Advocacy and Evidence Seminar (2016)
  • Lecturer – Cox & Palmer Regional Seminar (2016)
  • Lecturer – New Brunswick Municipal Administrators – Municipal Liability (2016)
  • Lecturer – Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter – E-Discovery Essentials (2015)
  • Lecturer – Canadian Bar Association Trial Advocacy Course – Successful Cross-examination (2015)
  • Lecturer – Canadian Bar Association Trial Advocacy Course – Statutory Privilege (2014)
  • Lecturer – New Brunswick Municipal Administrators – Municipal Liability Trends (2014)
  • Lecturer – Cox & Palmer Regional Insurance Seminar (2014)
  • Lecturer – Cox & Palmer Regional Seminar – Social Networking Sites in Litigation (2011)
  • Lecturer – Canadian Defence Lawyers Insurance Coverage Primer – Homeowners’ Policies (2011)
  • Lecturer – Commitment to Care Conference, Alzheimer Society – Wills and Estate Planning (2010)
  • Lecturer – Insurance Brokers of New Brunswick – Broker Liability (2010)
  • Lecturer – Cox & Palmer Regional Seminar – Use of Technology in Litigation (2009)
  • Lecturer – Cox & Palmer Provincial Seminar – E-Discovery (2009)
  • Lecturer – Cox & Palmer Provincial Seminar – Spoliation of Evidence (2008)
  • Lecturer – Healthy Aging Conference – Wills and Estate Planning (2007)

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • York-Sunbury Law Society
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