Stewart McKelvey is an innovative, client-driven law firm committed to providing the highest quality of ethical legal services, earning clients' trust and striving to meet and exceed expectations. Since becoming the first regional law firm over 25 years ago, Stewart McKelvey has grown to become one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada with more than 200 lawyers in six locations in Atlantic Canada. We invest in our people and technology to ensure the firm delivers the highest quality of service our clients have come to expect.   

“Stewart McKelvey is committed to Service First not only for our clients, but for our employees," says Lydia Bugden, CEO, Stewart McKelvey. "We communicate with lawyers and staff on an ongoing basis to evaluate their engagement so that we always have an accurate and current understanding of what we can be doing to be a progressive and valued employer." 

As a firm, we are committed to:

  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion throughout the firm by fostering a culture of awareness, appreciation and respect.
  • Providing transparency and opportunity for input through semi-annual town hall meetings for staff, quarterly meetings for lawyers and regularly scheduled retreats that are not only informative, but fun.
  • Offering a generous benefit plan funded largely by the firm that includes a 100 per cent firm-paid medical and dental plan for families, life insurance, a health and wellness plan, and matching pension or RRSP contribution.
  • Encouraging contribution to the community via its Corporate Social Responsibility Program that focuses on community investment, diversity, pro bono initiatives, and sustainability.