Kelley Bryan

Kelley Bryan

About Kelley Bryan


Kelley’s practice encompasses many facets of health and disability law. As well, she is a vigorous advocate for human rights and social justice, representing victims of discrimination, sexual assault survivors, children and elders. Kelley is an experienced litigator who has appeared at all levels of Ontario courts and before numerous administrative tribunals.

Kelley is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she co-instructs (with Mercedes Perez) a course on Law and Psychiatry. She has presented on various mental capacity law and administrative law topics at Law Society of Ontario conferences, and has provided education seminars to organizations.

Kelley holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary. She served as a judicial law clerk in the British Columbia Supreme Court before articling at a national law firm. Since moving to Ontario in 2005, Kelley has worked at two litigation firms where she nurtured her dedication to social justice lawyering.

Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Mental Health Legal Committee
  • Law and Mental Disorder Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

Recent Articles By Kelley

  • Kelley Bryan represents LEAF as an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada Kelley Bryan and co-counsel Karen Steward are honoured to represent the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) in an upcoming intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada. Last week, the Supreme Court granted LEAF intervener status in the case of AS v. Her Majesty the Queen.  AS will be heard along with another appeal, JJ v. Her Majesty [...]

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  • PBP Lawyers represents woman failed by CUPE’s sexual harassment complaint procedures In an application filed with the Human Rights Tribunal on International Women’s Day, Alex Petit-Thorne sheds light on how CUPE deals with sexual harassment internally. Kelley Bryan is representing Ms. Petit-Thorne in the claim. Ms. Petit-Thorne, a union member, made a sexual harassment complaint in November 2018 against Devin Lefebvre, CUPE Local 3903’s chairperson. Her [...]

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