I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I employ a client-centered approach. My goal is to get my clients the best possible results by providing practical and efficient advice.
After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.
While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.
Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.
When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.