Ryan Patmore


About Ryan Patmore

Mr. Patmore is passionate about defending the rights of his clients. He represents individuals charged with criminal offences across Western Canada, including Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Being charged with a criminal offence is a life-changing event. It creates anxiety, uncertainty, and potentially devastating effects on individuals and their families. Mr. Patmore will take the time to present you with a realistic assessment of your case, and work tirelessly to provide you with the best possible defence.

Mr. Patmore is able to offer his clients a unique perspective as Defence Counsel through his years of experience working alongside members of the Judiciary, and from both sides of the adversarial system. He worked as a Judicial Clerk in the Criminal Division of the Provincial Court of Alberta and was subsequently selected to assist senior Crown Prosecutors in the Criminal Intake Unit of Manitoba Justice through all stages of high profile criminal cases in Provincial and Superior Courts.

Mr. Patmore’s career in Criminal Defence has included work with Legal Aid, where he committed himself to provide access to justice for hundreds of people charged with offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He had managed minor to extremely complex criminal cases very early on in his career, and successfully defended his clients in Courts and Tribunals throughout the Prairies.

Most recently, Mr. Patmore has worked within a network of criminal defence lawyers across Western Canada a part of Oykhman Criminal Defence Law. This has enabled him to leverage his team’s collective knowledge, experience, and proven track record of success to the benefit of each and every one of his clients, and he will be sure to do the same for you.

Areas of Practice

  • Impaired Driving / Driving Over .08
  • Impaired Driving Causing Death/Bodily Harm
  • Driving Prohibitions
  • Fraud/Theft
  • Mischief
  • Possession / Trafficking / Production of Drugs
  • Serious Personal Injury Offences (Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault)
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Firearms/Weapons Offences
  • Youth Criminal Justice matters


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary
  • Law School at the University of Manitoba

Client Reviews

Hi this review is for my lawyer Lisa smart. Lisa thank you for helping me out and for not judging me and my mistakes. I wasn’t good before from all the trauma and that wasn’t me and it made me feel alot better when you said you understand and when you said to just take a breathe and not worry as much because I was in good hands. Because I was in the best hands. I was so scared I was going to go to jail and scared of what would happen to my kids because they need their mom. Thank you for fighting for me and making sure they have a mom and one whose not in jail.


Lisa was kind and compassionate and did everything she could to ease my fears. She explained the process to me and walked me through all the possible outcomes which really reduced my stress. I can’t thank her enough for not only getting my charges dropped and helping me to move forward past my mistake but also for always making sure I was hanging in there along the way. Anyone who needs a criminal lawyer would be well served in hiring Lisa Smart.


Lisa is absolutely terrific I would highly recommended her for your lawyer needs. She’s not only passionate and organized she goes above and beyond. Lisa answers all your questions with great detail and explanation. She keeps you updated and never in the dark. If you need a lawyer who will see it through and be on top of everything Lisa is your lawyer.


Lisa at Oykhman Criminal Defence Law Office is amazing at what she does. She’s got a lot of compassion for her clients, great communication skills, and will actually sit down to listen to what you have to say, she’s willing to lend an ear when needed. I cannot thank Lisa enough for what she has done for us, if you need a lawyer, Lisa is your girl.


Lisa is so awesome that she didn’t just take away my stress, she straight up made defending my charges fun! strongly considering committing a new criminal offence so I can hang out with her again! Just kidding. Seriously though, if you get charged with something and are thinking ‘shoot I don’t have a guy for that’, then take my word that Lisa Smart at Oykhman Criminal Defence should DEFINITELY be your guy. She’s smart as whip, chill and down to earth and not at all pret