Lisa Ridgedale is a lawyer that practices securities & commercial litigation at Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP

Lisa Ridgedale

Partner| Lisa Ridgedale represents individuals and organizations facing business disputes or regulatory action, particularly in the area of securities law. She regularly defends clients facing enforcement action by securities regulators and advises market participants on all aspects of enforcement and compliance with regulations relating to the Securities Act, self-regulatory bodies, exchanges, quotation and trade-reporting systems, and clearing agencies.

She also represents clients in civil proceedings, such as claims for fraud or misrepresentation in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, defamation, shareholder and partnership disputes and breaches of fiduciary duty as well as claims of negligence and professional misconduct.

Her clients benefit from her experience as a former prosecutor, with the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney General in Vancouver and later, as senior enforcement counsel at the British Columbia Securities Commission. She is also experienced in representing clients in the United States, having practiced law in Washington State.

Lisa is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. She is a past president of the Vancouver Bar Association and currently an elected representative of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch. She is also a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and serves on the boards of several non-profit and charitable organizations.


  • University of North Dakota School of Law. L.L.B.
  • Concordia University and University of Winnipeg. B.A. Honours. Journalism and Political Science


  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Lisa Ridgedale practices through her personal law corporation: L.D. Ridgedale Law Corporation