Ryan Krushelnitzky is an associate at Field Law. His area of practice is in civil litigation, primarily in construction, products liability and insurance defence litigation.
Following the completion of his articles, Ryan spent a year in Ottawa as a Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice Marshall Rothstein at the Supreme Court of Canada. His time at the Canada’s highest Court provided Ryan with unique insights into the judicial decision making process.
Prior to studying law, Ryan completed a Ph.D. in civil engineering. Ryan's Ph.D. research was in the areas of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. Ryan’s engineering background assists him in dealing with the complex technical and practical issues faced by his construction, product manufacturer, and insurer clients.
Ryan has acted for both construction contractors and owners in a wide range of areas, including: contractual disputes over progress and payment, liens, construction deficiencies, tendering, and insurance/bonding.
Ryan also represents product manufacturers and distributors involved in product liability litigation. He has experience dealing with breach of warranty and negligence claims relating to allegedly defective industrial and construction equipment, farming equipment, building systems, motor vehicles, building materials and various consumer goods. He has experience with fire losses, and other product liability matters, such as personal injury losses.
Ryan also provides advice regarding the cross-border and jurisdictional issues that often arise when international manufacturers do business in Alberta.
Ryan’s insurance practice focuses on coverage work, and the defence of property and personal injury claims. He is often retained to defend the interests of contractors, subcontractors, service providers, and product manufacturers or distributors pursuant to a Comprehensive General Liability or other insurance policy.
Ryan has appeared before the Alberta Provincial Court, and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.