Born and raised in Lac La Biche, Alberta, Miya Cunningham graduated from J.A Williams Highschool in 2013. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Distinction, in 2017. In 2020, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta.
Over the course of her Juris Doctor, she was the recipient of several scholarships and was awarded a spot on the Dean’s List for being in the top 10% of her class.
From a very young age, Miya has always been intrigued by the criminal justice system. While in law school, she focused her studies on criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal trial advocacy and the law of bail.
In 2020, Miya joined Chadi & Company as an articling student, under the mentorship of Jake Chadi. During her articles, Miya gained a breadth of experience, including addressing bail and sentencing. She also sat second chair at trial on a number of files ranging from simple assault to first-degree murder, as well as a range of drug-related offences. Miya will be admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2021.
Miya understands that being charged with a criminal offence and having to navigate the criminal justice system alone is a truly stressful and intimidating time in one’s life. She will zealously represent you, and work tirelessly to achieve a just and fair outcome for each and every client.
Miya understands that each client is unique and will provide an individualized approach to meet the needs of each client.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, Miya is able to assist you throughout the entire process, from the bail hearing to trial. She is happy to speak with you today and provide a free consultation.
I had an awesome experience with Miya Cunningham and cannot say enough positive things about her and the whole crew at Chadi & co. I had very serious legal matters that would have a significant impact on my life, my job and my family. My charges were dropped within a month of speaking with Miya. She is hardworking, passionate and will fight hard for you. Trust me, if you need a lawyer call Chadi & co and ask for Miya F.C.
I retained Miya to assist me on some serious matters. She was very confident and knowledgeable [about] the court process and the law. Miya was able to get me results that I thought were far out of reach. I could tell that she really cared about me and my situation. If you need a lawyer, I highly recommended Miya from Chadi & company. – J.H.
Miya took care of my case during a stressful time. She walked me through everything from start to finish and kept me updated along the way. She did a great job and got me the results I wanted! Miya went above and beyond and I would highly recommend her to anyone in search of an excellent lawyer. – K.T.
I have the pleasure of working with Miya Cunningham. During a very stressful and hectic time in my life, she made the extra stress of court and tickets go away in a flash. She took care of everything for me from start to finish. Miya updated me along the way, walked me through each process and handled it with ease. She might be tiny, but she is feisty! She is someone you want on your side supporting and fighting for you! In the future, I would only work with Miya Cunningham, and would recommend her from now on! – A.A.
Miya is extremely intelligent and welcoming. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life. She is very knowledgeable with criminal law and I’m relieved I was able to avoid jail time. I cannot recommend Miya enough. – R.F.