Richard H Swadden*

*Law Corporation

Richard H Swadden

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Richard Swadden founded Swadden & Company in 1988 and is the firm's managing partner.  Rick graduated from the UBC Law School in the top ten of his class in 1973 and articled at what is now McCarthy Tetrault.  He was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1974.  Rick was then awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship, tenable at the London School of Economics, where he attended in 1974 and 1975, receiving a Master's degree in law in November, 1975.  During his 40 years of practice Rick has had extensive experience in a number of practice areas.  These include estate litigation,  wills and estate planning, probate and estate administration, and insurance litigation.  Rick also has a long standing interest in law office management and has been a speaker at continuing legal education seminars in this area.

Rick is a lifelong sailor and has sailed into almost every bay and cove in Georgia Strait as well as some in the Caribbean and Aegean Seas.  In recent years he has traveled extensively.  Rick particularly enjoys a good game of bridge accompanied by a good bottle of Bordeaux wine.

Rick can be reached at:

(604) 630 4350


Areas of Practice

  • Estates
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1974


  • London School of Economics Law School, London, England
    • LL.M. - 1975
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1973