Ryan Savage

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Ryan Savage

Ryan Savage Partner

  • University of Winnipeg (B.A., 1999)
  • University of Manitoba (LL.B., 2002)

Ryan is a partner at Taylor McCaffrey LLP and practices exclusively in the area of Labour & Employment law. While he prides himself on being well versed and experienced in all aspects of Labour & Employment, he also has significant expertise in the areas of First Nations Law, Sports Law, and Human Rights.

Ryan is a passionate person, who throws 100% of himself into his practice and serving his clients. Along with his passion, his clients also benefit from his wide range of skills and knowledge in Labour & Employment Law, some of which has been gained through his role in the Employment Law Alliance (ELA). ELA is the world’s largest network of labour and employment lawyers, covering more than 100 countries, including every Canadian province and every state in the United States.  Ryan is part of Taylor McCaffrey’s senior team that represents Manitoba within the ELA. This means Ryan has experience representing clients at the provincial, national and international level.  He is also a past director of CPHR-Manitoba, the exclusive certifying body in the province for the nationally recognized Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

It is hard to talk about Ryan without sharing the multitude of skills he acquired from decades of involvement in the sports industry.  Ryan was a member of the Canadian National Elite Boxing Team for eight+ years followed later as a high-performance coach, and President of Boxing Canada.  During this time, he learnt about composure (even during adversity), fairness, treating people with respect, and accountability.  These skills formed the foundation of his values that he has carried forward into his legal practice. Given all this, it is easy to understand why Ryan is renowned for his ability to be fair and practical when developing solid strategies that get to the heart of a legal conflict, while considering the best interests of his clients.   Ryan is a skillful advocate and does everything possible to understand and deliver to his clients’ needs.

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Employment Law Alliance
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba
  • Taylor McCaffrey is the exclusive Manitoba member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest and leading management side network of labour and employment lawyers with selected members literally worldwide
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – the leading management-side labour and employment lawyers organization in Canada
  • Ryan Savage was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2024 in the field of Sports Law (since 2024)

Best Lawyers Award Badge


  • Manitoba Next Gen Representative, Employment Law Alliance (2017 – Present)
  • Board of Directors, CPHR Manitoba (2015 – 2020)
  • General Counsel, Boxing Canada (2022 – Present)
  • President, Boxing Canada (2020 to 2022)
  • Vice President, Boxing Canada (2005 – 2020)
  • Past President, Boxing Canada (2022 – Present)
  • Founder and President, United Boxing Club (2006 – Present)


  • CPHR Legislative Review (2018 – Present)
  • Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference (2015)
  • Canadian Legal Education Association, Speaker’s Bureau (2004 – Present)
  • University of Manitoba Continuing Education – Human Resource Legislation (2007 – 2010)
  • Numerous educational programs on a variety of labour and employment topics (2004- Present)

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