Ryan Darby

Partner - Mediator

Ryan Darby Law Corporation


Ryan is a seasoned litigator in a wide range of insurance defence matters, with particular expertise in professional liability claims, construction matters and complex, multi-party litigation.

He has extensive trial experience and has appeared at the British Columbia Supreme Court, BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also successfully represented clients before administrative tribunals.

Ryan resolves complex issues with practical strategies. He drills down to the root of the dispute, avoiding all of the background noise to efficiently move files towards resolution. This makes him skilled at negotiations and mediations, especially in cases involving , professional liability matters, construction disputes, employment issues, land use disputes, all risk policies and product liability.

In his spare time, Ryan keeps an active lifestyle and enjoys playing squash. He’s also a self-professed cinephile and likes exploring Vancouver’s restaurant scene.

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LL.B., Queen’s University, 1992

B.A. (English), First Class, University of British Columbia, 1988

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1993

Called to the Alberta Bar in 2017

Member of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation, Insurance Law and Construction Law sections

Member of the Canadian Bar Association

Member of the Calgary Construction Association

Member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America


Risk Management; Insurance Considerations for Solicitors, Risk Management for Corporations, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009

Expert Evidence and Mediators in Expert Evidence, British Columbia Civil Procedures, 2nd ed., Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2005


Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada from 2015 – 2024 (Construction & Insurance Law)

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star for Construction and Insurance.