Andrea Risk

Andrea graduated from Queen’s University in 1999 with numerous awards for outstanding achievement, including earning the highest standing in her graduating class. She then practised for several years with a major national law firm where she fine-tuned her skills and gained significant trial experience. Cunningham Swan was lucky to welcome Andrea to the team and she quickly flourished as a litigator, appearing before tribunals and all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Andrea maintains close ties with the Kingston community. Most notably, she was Chair of the Kingston Police Services Board where she spent almost a decade influencing positive change. She is a member of the Kingston Arts Council and the Frontenac Law Association.

In addition to her current position as Managing Partner, Andrea is a Partner in our Labour and Employment group. She regularly assists employers by providing highly specialized and experienced assistance with legal aspects of all workplace issues.

Specifically, she can provide support on the following matters:

  • Human rights
  • Harassment
  • Privacy
  • Individual terminations
  • Labour arbitrations
  • Union certification applications and collective bargaining
  • Professional regulation and discipline
  • Dispute resolution

When she is not working, Andrea can be found spending time outdoors with her family or traveling.

Supporting Staff

Jodi-Lynn Tarle

Jodi-Lynn Zaveda

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Law Clerk...

Melody Vallier

Legal Assistant...
Andrea Risk





  • B.Sc.
    Dalhousie University
    Class of 1992
  • M.Sc.
    University of Windsor
    Class of 1996
  • LL.B.
    Queen's University
    Class of 1999


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Advocate's Society
  • Frontenac Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Kingston Arts Council
  • Past Chair, Kingston Police Services Board
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