Our Team

At Russell Alexander Family Lawyers, our lawyers, law clerks and staff members employ a team-oriented approach to serving our clients.  In doing so, our clients benefit from the breadth of experience that each member has to offer.  While we all work in a collaborative fashion, clients who retain our firm to help them work through their family law issues will have one lawyer and a law clerk assigned to their file.  These individuals will serve as your primary contact, and will represent you throughout your case.  Each team member has a unique perspective and is experienced in resolving family law issues.  Get to know your team by visiting each member’s page.

Russell Alexander

Founder & Senior Partner
Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. In addition to helping his own clients with separation, divorce, custody and support issues, Russell oversees the operations of all three of the firm’s offices, supervises the firm’s clerks, and collaborates frequently with the… more »

Nafisa Nazarali

Managing Associate Lawyer
Nafisa Nazarali is the managing associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Family Lawyers. She practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and property issues. Nafisa is committed to her clients and ensures that she does everything in… more »

Jason Isenberg

Associate Lawyer
Jason Isenberg is an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander. He helps clients reach a resolution to their family law issues, which can include negotiation of a settlement, participation in alternate dispute resolution, or attending court.  Jason tries to provide a personal touch with clients, and is known for both his… more »

Amelia Daurio

Associate Lawyer
Amelia Daurio is an Associate Lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. Before joining our team in 2016, Amelia worked as a lawyer in a litigation-based practice for eleven years. Amelia is client focused and results driven, with superior oral and written advocacy skills. She approaches each client matter with… more »

Adam Borer

Associate Lawyer
Adam Borer is an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Family Lawyers who practices in all areas of family law including collaborative Family Law, divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, domestic contracts and property-related issues. Adam represents clients in litigation, in negotiations and various forms of alternate dispute resolution. Adam… more »

Amelia Rodin

Law Student
Amelia Rodin joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a Law Student. Amelia looks forward to working with clients at the Lindsay and Brooklin locations in an administrative capacity. Currently completing her second year of the Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work program at the University of Windsor,… more »

Gabrielle Underwood

Senior Law Clerk
Gabrielle has been working in the legal field for 20 years and with Russell Alexander for close to 15 years. Working as a law clerk at the Lindsay and Brooklin offices, she assists in all areas of family law, and in particular with Family Court proceedings. She meets with clients… more »

Shelley Semchison

Senior Law Clerk
Shelley works as a Senior Law Clerk in the Lindsay office. She has been working in the legal profession for 25 years and has been with the firm since 2009. Shelley develops excellent relationships with clients by being caring and attentive to their needs. She assists them with all aspects… more »

Christine Ambridge

Senior Law Clerk
Christine graduated from Seneca College and is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from UOIT on a part-time basis. Christine originally joined Russell Alexander Family Lawyers in 2006 after working several years as a law clerk with Toronto-based intellectual property firms.  She left the firm… more »

Darla Weir

Senior Law Clerk, Marketing Coordinator
Darla works as a senior law clerk at the Brooklin and Markham offices and takes a caring, client-focused approach to assisting clients through every aspect of their case. When Darla is assigned as the clerk on a file, she works with the client directly to prepare court pleadings, financial statements… more »

Rita Cuddahee

Real Estate Law Clerk
Rita is a Real Estate Law Clerk who works primarily at the Lindsay office. She has more than two decades’ experience as a real estate law clerk and has been with the firm since 2007. Rita deals with the whole spectrum of clients’ real estate needs, including new purchase transactions,… more »

Kaitlyn Swindells

Law Clerk
Kaitlyn Swindells joined Russell Alexander in March 2017 as a Law Clerk. As a graduate of the Centennial College Law Clerk program, Kaitlyn provides assistance to the lawyers in the firm and works with clients directly to help them with every stage of their family law matter ensuring they understand… more »

Kiley Lalonde

Kiley is the firm’s receptionist and is based in the Brooklin office. She is clients’ first point of contact and is always approachable and helpful. Kiley is knowledgeable in all aspects of family law, and helps our clients by directing their inquiries and managing all incoming correspondence. She is responsible… more »

Laura Peel

Legal Assistant
Laura Peel joined Russell Alexander in April 2014 as a Legal Assistant. As a graduate of the Centennial College Legal Office Assistant program, Laura provides the lawyers in the firm with solid and reliable assistance and serves as a listening ear to our clients. Family law clients are understandably faced… more »

Ashley Bobay

Ashley Bobay joined the Russell Alexander Family Law team as a full-time receptionist in 2015. With 5 years’ experience in the administrative field, Ashley is a first point of contact for clients in both our Lindsay and Brooklin offices. Ashley enjoys working with people, and takes care to ensure clients’… more »


Our firm’s bookkeeping and accounting services are provided by our Chartered Accountants, BDO Dunwoody LLP.… more »