Ryan P. Burgoyne

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Ryan P. Burgoyne
Partner
Legal Assistant
BIO

Ryan is a partner in our Fredericton office.  Ryan received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law from the University of New Brunswick in 1999 and 2005, respectively.

Ryan is a member of Cox & Palmer’s litigation group, practicing mainly in the areas of insurance defense, municipal liability, professional liability, personal injury and construction.  He has been lead counsel at all levels of New Brunswick Courts. Recent decisions include Fidler v. Province of New Brunswick, 2022 NBCA 1; Haley Stewart v. Kyle Brewer et al., 2020 NBQB 255; Laboratoires C.O.P. Inc. v. New Brunswick College of Pharmacists, 2020 NBCA 74; and Barrett v. City of Fredericton et al., 2020 NBCA 63.

Ryan is a regular speaker at the New Brunswick Bar Admission course in Insurance Law and Civil Litigation. He was recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Commercial Insurance Litigation and was listed in the publication the Best Lawyers of Canada as a leading practitioner in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Product Liability Law.

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

  • Past Chair – Civil Litigation Section, The Canadian Bar Association – NB Branch
  • Member – Canadian Defense Lawyers
  • Member – Risk Management Counsel of Canada

Activities Within Firm

  • Member – Insurance Practice Group
  • Member – Litigation Practice Group
  • Managing Partner – Fredericton Office (2017 – 2019)
  • Chair – Cox & Palmer Student Committee

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Coach – U15 AAA Female Phantoms Hockey Team

Lectures & Presentations

  • Lecturer – Risk Management Counsel of Canada – Relief from Forfeiture (2021)
  • Lecturer – Risk Management Counsel of Canada – Broker’s Duty to the Insured and Insurer (2018)
  • 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 Defense 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

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

Languages

  • English
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