Our Lawyers

500 - 221 West Esplanade
North Vancouver BC V7M 3J3
Tel: (604) 988-5201
Fax: (604) 988-1452

amurphy [at] ratcliff [dot] com
Chelsea Craighead
ccraighead [at] ratcliff [dot] com

Ava G. Murphy


Ava articled with Ratcliff in 2010 and has been at Ratcliff since then. Her practice is in litigation, primarily Aboriginal and environmental law. Before coming to Canada to study and practice law, Ava attended university in Wisconsin and also studied in Quito, Ecuador. She is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She enjoys hiking British Columbia, gardening, and is committed to the local food movement in Vancouver.

  • J.D. - University of British Columbia (2010)
  • B.Sc. (Dist., Dual)  - University of Wisconsin (2006)
Professional and Other Memberships: 
  • Law Society of British Columbia (2011)
Community Involvement: 
  • Pandora Park Community Garden - Treasurer (2011)


CLE Publication: Gregory J. McDade, Q.C. with Ava G. Murphy, Practice Tips: Presenting Your Argument on Judicial Review (2014)