Ryan K. Smith

Professional Practice

Ryan practices in all areas of labour and employment law.  Ryan joined Neuman Thompson in June of 2016 and has previous experience in labour and employment at a National Firm in Edmonton.  Ryan has experience with contracts, restrictive covenants, collective agreements, policies, human rights, workplace safety, privacy and wrongful dismissal.

Ryan graduated from Western University (Hons) with a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and a JD., from the University of Alberta in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Ryan worked as a writer and a journalist.

Ryan loves all sports and played point guard for the 1991 Western University national champion basketball team.


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers


  • Canadian Privacy Law Review

Community Involvement

  • Former Chair, KidSport Edmonton
  • Former Board Member, KidSport Alberta
  • Duty Counsel, Legal Aid Alberta
  • Student Legal Services, Criminal and Civil
  • Pro Bono Law Alberta’s Court Assistance Program (Queen’s Bench Amicus Project)

Contact Information





JD., University of Alberta
B.A., Western University- London, Ontario

Year of Call
2013 - Alberta