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Swanson Law is a virtual law firm focusing on Science, Technology, Intellectual Property, Innovation, and the protection and commercialization of human skill, creativity, and knowledge, with experience and expertise in Technology Law,  Intellectual Property Law, Privacy Law, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law, New Media, and Entertainment Law.


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James Swanson is an Alberta lawyer and registered Canadian trademark agent with decades of practical experience in legal issues related to Technology and Science, Intellectual Property (trademarks, domain names, copyrights, patents, confidential and proprietary information, trade secrets, etc.), Privacy, Cyber Security, Information Governance, New Media, Entertainment and Content.


Helping clients to:

  • Grow their businesses

  • Protect and profit from intellectual property rights and technology

  • Deal with complex, ever-evolving, technology-driven and leading-edge legal issues

  • Resolve disputes and litigation matters in a results-oriented and common-sense manner. 


Listings in The Best Lawyers in Canada:

  • Technology Law (continuously since 2008)

  • "Lawyer of the Year" - Technology Law for Calgary for 2017 and for 2022

  • Privacy and Data Security Law

  • "Lawyer of the Year" - Privacy and Data Security Law for Calgary for 2020 and 2024

Best Lawyers is a leading peer review publication for the legal profession. "Lawyer of the Year" is awarded to the one lawyer receiving the highest overall feedback for that year from their peers in their practice area for their region.

Listings in Who's Who Legal:

  • Litigation

  • e-Discovery

Listings in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:

  • Computer and IT Law - Consistently Recommended

  • Data Protection & Privacy - Repeatedly Recommended

  • Intellectual Property Law - Repeatedly Recommended

  • Technology Transactions- Repeatedly Recommended



Legal Services can be prohibitively expensive for many clients.  While Swanson Law has a physical location for delivery of mail and courier packages, Swanson Law otherwise carries on business online and virtually using software and technology for enhanced efficiency.


Significantly reduced costs

and overhead.

Significantly reduced legal fees

both in hourly rates and in

flat-rated or task-based fees.



Swanson Law

600 Crowfoot Crescent N.W., Suite 340

Calgary, Alberta T3G 0B4

(Mail and courier only.  Practice is virtual - no walk-in's, meetings only by appointment)



NOTICE: Sending an email to contact Swanson Law does not make you a client, nor does it constitute service of legal process or documentation, or guarantee a response.  Swanson Law accepts no liability for loss of email or data in transit, or failure to receive same.  Please note that unsolicited emails or other communications that do not confirm your name, address, location and contact information in a verifiable manner, or that ask for legal advice without first taking steps to properly engage Swanson Law as your legal counsel, will generally not receive a reply. 

Swanson Law is owned and operated by James T. Swanson Professional Corporation.


Phone / Fax

Tel:  403-617-3888 | Fax: 403-290-2378


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