Ryan Heighton – Kitchener Criminal Lawyer

Ryan Heighton holds a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, where he specialized in criminal law. He also holds two science degrees, both from Trent University, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Honours in Biology and Psychology, and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Life Sciences, which included breast cancer research.

While studying law at Osgoode, Ryan won the prize as the top student in the acclaimed Criminal Law Intensive Programme, where he did a placement with the judiciary at a Toronto branch of the Ontario Court of Justice. This experience gave him early insight into the thought process of judges, and what they find persuasive. A decorated mooter and oral advocate, Ryan has focused his practice strictly on criminal law, in order to provide clients with a focused and dedicated approach.

Dedicated to social justice pursuits, Ryan got an early start in his advocacy career, arguing many successful cases and appeals in court with Fair Change Community Services, a student-led initiative focused on assisting homeless and street-involved individuals with their court cases.

Passionate about social justice, Ryan truly enjoys assisting marginalized individuals, and has extensive experience in assisting all types of clients, including those who identify as Aboriginal, having mental health and addictions issues, and those from all walks of life. His client-focused approach ensures that all clients are assisted through the criminal justice system with dignity, confident that they have an advocate who will explain their case in a way that suits their individuals needs, whether they have been through the system before or not.

Ryan believes that everyone charged with a criminal offence is entitled to the best defence possible, and endeavours to ensure that all of his clients have their rights protected.


30 Queen Street North (Lower Level)
Kitchener, ON N2H 2G8

Phone: 519.744.6551
Fax: 519.744.9885 View Larger Map