Life at Cunningham Swan

We’ve been around for 125 years and can say for certain, we couldn’t have done it alone. We couldn’t have done it without our people.

Interested in joining our team? Look below at the values that guide our everyday work.


  • We encourage each other to reach our full potential.
  • We value the respect of our clients and each other.
  • We provide a positive, supportive and rewarding work environment.


  • We value good judgment and critical thinking.
  • We encourage innovative solutions from everyone.
  • We promote continuous learning and career development.


  • We seek to understand the unique perspective of each of our clients.
  • We provide quality service to meet the needs of our clients.
  • We seek to continuously improve our legal services.
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A Career, Not a Job

At Cunningham Swan, we truly believe that our future is our people. We take great pride in finding and retaining top talent who are passionate about their work. We understand that with quality work comes quality support.

We reward our people for their valued contributions with a competitive compensation package, including generous vacation and leave policies.

We protect them with robust benefit plans, which include parental top-up pay, paramedical coverage and a Health Care Spending Account.

We encourage them with mentorship and learning opportunities and annual professional development budgets.

We celebrate them by providing ample opportunity to participate in social gatherings and community events for them and their families.

We provide a supportive and inclusive work environment in a beautifully restored historic building in one of Ontario’s most livable waterfront cities.

If you’re intrigued by our 125+ years of success and want to be a part of the next 125, you can take a look at our current openings below. For other employment-related inquiries, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at 613.544.0211.

If you are a law student interested in a summer or articling position, please visit our student page to apply.

Some of Our People

Sarah Naughton, Associate

Cunningham Swan has not only offered me guidance for the development of my proficiencies as a litigator but has also provided me with thoughtful mentorship and support for the development of my litigation practice. Kingston is a wonderfully unique City and a beautiful place to live, and the firm is devoted to growing not only an understanding of the law, but also of the community and industries of the clients we serve. The firm’s interest and investment in my growth as a lawyer in the Kingston community has been integral to my professional development and success, and I am privileged to have been welcomed with open arms to the Cunningham Swan team.

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Advantages of Life at Cunningham Swan

Read stories from some of our people on what they think it’s like to work here.

Greg Dobney

It is fantastic to be surrounded by lawyers who know their stuff; there is always someone to strategize and brainstorm with when facing challenging or unique situations

Rob Maratta

I love working at Cunningham because of the people here – we encourage each other to be the best we can be as legal professionals and outside the office as athletes, parents and community leaders.

Lisa Scheulderman

Working at Cunningham Swan has provided me with excellent mentorship and the opportunity to learn from a talented and experienced team, while also leaving time for the other aspects of life.

Lisa Asbreuk

I came to CS from a national Bay Street firm 8 months pregnant with a renewable energy law practice and energy transaction/financing expertise – unusual for the Kingston market to say the least.