Paul is currently on leave. Please contact Terri Garrett at with any questions. 

Paul Fleming is the Partner responsible for our Estate and Capacity Litigation group.

Paul brings a great depth of experience and compassion to his clients when managing conflict for individuals who are involved in some of life’s most challenging moments.

He holds three degrees with a B.A. in Political Studies from Queen’s University, an M.A. in Constitutional Law from the University of British Columbia, and finally, an LL.B. from the University of Windsor. Paul practiced as a Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General and then with a prominent firm of civil trial lawyers in Vancouver before returning to Ontario. Upon his return, Paul spent many years working as the Principal lawyer at his boutique firm, Fleming Estate Law.

Today, Paul supports Cunningham Swan’s clients with equal levels of expertise and care. Specifically, he provides services related to the following matters:

  • Disputes over wills, powers of attorney and trust agreements
  • Court applications for guardianship
  • Claims for dependent’s support
  • Trustee accountability and passing of accounts
  • Actions for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Actions arising from Elder abuse and Predatory marriage
  • Family Law Act (FLA) claims

Paul regularly appears at all levels of court in Ontario and is often invited to speak on diverse topics about estates law, advocacy or the civil justice system in public and at conferences before his peers.

When he is not at work, Paul can be found skiing or sailing alongside his wife, Melinda, his two daughters, Maddy and Sophia, and last but not least- Annika, their Bernese mountain dog.

Supporting Staff

Terri Garrett

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Paul Fleming





  • B.A.
    Queen’s University
    Class of 1987
  • M.A.
    University of British Columbia
    Class of 1992
  • Commonwealth Scholarship
    University College London, Faculty of Laws, England
    Class of 1994-1995
  • LL.B.
    University of Windsor
    Class of 1998


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Advocates Society
  • Ontario Bar Association - Estates and Trusts Section
  • Frontenac Law Association
  • Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada
  • Kingston Yacht Club
  • Tay Valley Cross-Country Ski Club
  • Nut Island Club

Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Cataraqui Cemetery Corporation and National Historic Site
  • Queen’s Law Clinic
  • Patrons’ Council, National Ballet of Canada
  • Past Vice-chair, Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
  • Past Chair of the Frontenac Law Association Estates and Trusts Group
  • Frontenac Law Association Advisory Committee
  • Past Director, Kingston School of Dance
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