Ryan Edmonds is the principal lawyer of Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel, a boutique firm that provides workplace law services to both employers and employees. Prior to starting his own firm, Ryan practiced in the labour and employment law group of national law firm and clerked at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where he was seconded during his articles. An academically-decorated graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Ryan has authored a number of award-winning law journal articles on labour and employment law and frequently contributes to various industry publications. Ryan is active in the community. In addition to being a former executive of the OBA’s Equality Committee and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Conference, he was also a founding Director of Start Proud/Out on Bay Street.