Ryan Bell was born and raised in Sarnia, where he attended King George and Northern. He participated in a variety of youth sports, including curling in which he achieved success at the provincial level.
Ryan received an Honours Degree in Philosophy from McMaster in 2004 and earned his J.D. from Western University in 2013. Ryan worked at George Murray Shipley Bell, LLP as a summer student for several years before joining the law firm as an associate upon his call to the Bar in 2014.
Ryan pursued law 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/property development. He 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 an accountant at MPW Chartered Professional Accountants and serves on the boards of several community organizations. 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 reader, aspiring writer, indie music fan, video gamer, cook, and volunteer. In the summer months he enjoys many outdoor pursuits including camping, hiking and bad golf.
Ryan currently serves as Chair of the Sarnia Lambton Children’s Aid Society, Vice-Chair of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, and Vice-Chair of the Dow Centre for Youth.