Ryan Bell was born and raised in Sarnia, where he attended King George and Northern. Ryan was active in local minor sports in his youth, most notably curling, in which he achieved success at the regional and provincial level representing the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and Northern.
Ryan received an Honours Degree in Philosophy from McMaster in 2004. After several years of graduate studies and working as a teaching assistant, publishing intern, and server, Ryan entered law school in 2009 to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Western University in 2013. Ryan worked at George Murray Shipley Bell, LLP as a summer student for several years before joining the firm as an associate upon his call to the Bar in 2014.
Ryan entered the legal profession following in the footsteps of his father, D’Arcy Bell, and Ryan’s practice is similarly focused in real estate, wills and estates, corporate/commercial, and municipal law. Ryan also has experience with collections, small claims court litigation and landlord/tenant matters. Ryan looks forward to forging long-lasting relationships with his father’s clients as well as new ones.
Ryan is married to Lila Palychuk, who is employed at MPW Chartered Accountants working towards her accounting designation. Ryan’s younger brother, Graham, is a financial adviser at Barill & Company in Sarnia. Ryan’s mother, Janis, is a retired nurse.
Outside of work, Ryan is an avid home cook and enthusiast of hiking, jogging, golf, camping, and other outdoor activities. Ryan is a devoted hockey fan, he enjoys reading and writing, and he is not ashamed to admit that he still plays video games when time permits.
Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, the Sarnia Lambton Children’s Aid Society, the Lambton Law Association, and the Dow Centre for Youth.