Presenting the facts, examining the underlying factors, driving for truth – these are the tools most often used by Ryan Hamilton as he defends his clients.
“I understand that each client is unique,” he said. “Part of what I enjoy most of practicing law is getting to know my client’s personal circumstances in order to ensure that the relevant factors of those circumstances are being understood and heard.”
He meets people who are often in times of great stress and personal conflict. Ryan’s skill set is based on establishing a calm and rational environment for his clients. They have rights, and he is there to enforce that.
“I fully understand that people make mistakes, and often times there are a number of unforeseen factors that results in clients finding themselves being criminally charged. It is important that they speak to someone who can help them understand that process and defend their interests,” he said.
Assistants: Sue Schneider and Wendy Craig
Fighting, defending, aggressive effort – Ryan wears these traits when pulls on his robes just like he did when he pulled on Team Canada’s jersey at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The six-year rugby pro may have hung up the cleats but he has embraced a wide range of other sports and recreations, from motorcycles to canoes, from surf boards to fishing rods, and all manner of winter activities that he and his fiancé love to enjoy in Prince George, like snowboarding the local powder and snowshoe trips in the nearby mountains and trails. They are even contemplating farm animals just to take maximum advantage of our rural city.
“I am proud of being able to balance a professional sporting career, while still being able to achieve academic success and obtain a law degree,” he said. “It was not easy, but it did help craft my work ethic. That work ethic has served me well and will continue to serve me well as a lawyer in Northern BC.”