Whitby, Ontario

“Excellent care and very helpful. I was extremely satisfied with the care I received from the moment I stepped into the door to the moment I left. Wonderful team of people they have. They were attentive and caring and answered all my questions. I felt empowered with the knowledge I was provided.”

– M.E.


RIA Collaborative Family Lawyers – Whitby
5959 Anderson Street
Suite 2D
Whitby, ON
L1M 2E9

Communities Served: Brooklin, Ajax, Durham Region, Pickering, Port Perry

(289) 512-2757
(905) 655-7377
Open 24 hours


Whitby Client Reviews

Gary Young
Gary Young
16:58 04 Nov 22
I have used the services of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers yet again when I needed to modify child support. Once again they achieved the best results for me!!! Russell really has hands of gold! Thank you again! I recommend your law firm to everyone!
Varun Sheth
Varun Sheth
03:35 19 Oct 22
Nafisa Nazarali is an extremely capable lawyer. Deeply knowledgable, patient, courteous and personable. Breaks down the legalese.
diana benavides
diana benavides
23:28 17 Oct 22
I retained Russell Alexander family lawyers to deal with my family law matter and Pedro was the clerk on my file. He definitely helped me to make the process less stressful and I felt that my interests were protected by a great team of professionals all along. Thank you!
Shetal Mohan
Shetal Mohan
16:34 13 Oct 22
I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Nafisa Nazarali fought hard for me. She went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney or law firm. Thank you so much Nafisa! We are forever grateful!
Sanjeev Rathore
Sanjeev Rathore
13:37 13 Oct 22
I had the opportunity to work with Nafisa Nazarali recently. She is knowledgeable and caring professional that provided great advice. She was easy to work with, and accommodated to my busy schedule. I will definitely recommend her. Thank you Nafisa.
Jerry Melo
Jerry Melo
00:25 13 Oct 22
A special thank you to Michelle Mulchan who has been my lawyer for the past 10 months. Her professionalism and compassion in handling my case was second to none. Her assistant Kaitlyn Swindells was instrumental in executing Michelle’s directions around the details of my case with great accuracy and efficiency. I highly recommend using Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers for your family law needs.
Shanza is an excellent professional. She’s a careful listener and you can tell that she really cares about her work..
Hannah “43v3rJ”
Hannah “43v3rJ”
01:47 06 Oct 22
Great company, staff and service.
Candi Lilou
Candi Lilou
22:54 05 Oct 22
I had the pleasure on working with Renata and she went above and beyond for me. I couldn’t imagine getting thru my projects without her. Thanks so much Renata S.
CES Mark
CES Mark
21:57 03 Aug 22
Russell Alexander is a fantastic lawyer. Friendly, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. I highly recommend him for any and all family law needs.
Thahound69 Munro
Thahound69 Munro
02:16 30 Jul 22
Nicole Harrison Amazing and extremely helpful and answered all my questions highly recommend
Camille Strachan
Camille Strachan
01:28 30 Jul 22
I had the pleasure of working with Nicole Harrison over the last two years. Nicole is a very compassionate individual, always going beyond to assist. One thing I admire about her is her leadership qualities and her ability to complete any given task promptly, allowing you that piece of mind that the job is done. Nicole is a great team player and will make an excellent employee. All the best, my dear. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Keep up the superb work ethic.
julie paniccia
julie paniccia
01:46 26 Jul 22
Sonia Camilli was very helpful when she provided me with good answers to my legal questions. Thank you Sonia
Melanie W.
Melanie W.
20:14 22 Jul 22
Nicole Harrison was responsive, efficient and personable. She handled my situation with utmost care professionalism. Nicole and the team will always be my first choice as a referral.
Paul W.
Paul W.
19:56 22 Jul 22
Nicole Harrison was professional, extremely organized and compassionate, working with her was such a positive experience and I highly recommend her.
Julia Riccelli-Cabral
Julia Riccelli-Cabral
17:29 19 Jul 22
I have had the pleasure of previously working with Sonia Camilli. It was a great experience. She is professional, organized and empathetic. Thank you for your great efforts.
Jessica Cimicata
Jessica Cimicata
15:16 15 Jul 22
Sonia Camilli was great at helping me at through my divorce. She was patient and listened to me and showed interest in my case.
Heather A
Heather A
15:47 14 Jul 22
Great to hear Nicole Harrison has joined the Russell Alexander team. She is a motivated and compassionate individual. Her passion and excellent work ethnic make her a valuable asset and a pleasure to work with. Thanks!
SendItKenny
SendItKenny
12:15 09 Jul 22
Daphne is fantastic.
Chelsea
Chelsea
21:57 06 Jul 22
Daphne is very professional, friendly and polite. Cannot recommend her enough!
Alison Sokoloski
Alison Sokoloski
18:48 21 Jun 22
Ms. Crichlow came highly recommended and she did not disappoint. Having Ms Crichlow as my legal advisor was a true blessing. She is a sensational lawyer. She is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, hard working, understanding, and helpful. She gave sound advice and support. Would recommend her for anyone that needs a family lawyer and legal advice.
Ruth Sorley
Ruth Sorley
22:12 12 May 22
I have known Dawn personally for 15 years and I would not hesitate to recommend her and the firm she works for. Dawn is a very warm, kind-hearted and positive person. You will find her easy to talk to and a great listener. She has a genuine compassion for helping people and will go out of her way to do so. I admire her desire to be continually engaged in life-long learning in both her personal and professional life.
Ashley Jackman
Ashley Jackman
05:24 27 Apr 22
Susanna was very professional and careful to keep expectations in check! She did not over promise, and was very clear on what to expect at each stage of the process! Even when tensions were high, Susanna was able to keep a calm demeanour and steady course. Highly recommend Susanna for her professionalism and diligent work ethic.
Bdon ChoCkW
Bdon ChoCkW
16:16 15 Apr 22
Thank you Russell Alexander (especially Susanna) for being professional, courteous, and friendly throughout.
Klodi Stavre
Klodi Stavre
16:20 18 Mar 22
Lori Dubin is very smart, kind, talented and hardworking.
Janis Whittington
Janis Whittington
02:29 26 Feb 22
Susanna Critchlow worked with me on my divorce case and did an excellent job so much so that today I find myself in an excellent financial position.
Hugs and Mugs
Hugs and Mugs
02:17 26 Feb 22
Susanna was great with listening to me and giving me proper guidance as it pertained to my separation. I would recommend her to anyone!
Jai Sehota
Jai Sehota
15:21 24 Feb 22
Nafisa Nazarali is a very compassionate lawyer who always wants the best for her clients.
Humera Jalali
Humera Jalali
01:37 19 Feb 22
Nafisa Nazarali is a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. She was recommended to me for handling my pre-nup and I could not be happier with her services. 100% will recommend to anyone for any family law services.
Larandkel h
Larandkel h
00:21 15 Feb 22
I had a consultation with Jason Isenberg last week. He was extremely Informative and professional. It was reassuring talking to someone who understands. thanks so much!!
Courtney Purvey
Courtney Purvey
14:39 03 Feb 22
Amanda Zenga has been the most helpful, informative and most of all compassionate when it comes to any and all questions we have in regards to our ongoing family court issue. We cant thank her enough for her advice and constant clarifications on things we dont quite understand! Highly recommended! Thank you so much Amanda
Andrew Finn
Andrew Finn
01:40 01 Feb 22
Darla was a doll. Thanks for your help! If I ever dare fail at a marriage again I will call you first.
Andrew Ksmash
Andrew Ksmash
01:36 01 Feb 22
Would highly recommend. Dealt with Darla. Made the whole ordeal a little less painful, thank you.
A Finn
A Finn
01:24 01 Feb 22
I would highly recommend Darla. She is very knowledgeable and accommodating to meet my needs and scheduling. Very helpful and professional. Would highly recommend if ever in the need of family law services.
Bindi Patel
Bindi Patel
18:53 04 Jan 22
Nafisa was Amazing! She was always polite, helpful and helped me understand what was achievable. She was my lawyer but also became part of my circle of trust!We completed our separation within 6 months and throughout she was supportive, professional and put my needs first.
Victoria Vince
Victoria Vince
21:10 29 Nov 21
I just settled my families case with Carolyn Warner and Bill Rogers along with a few of their associates. The most important thing and the top among so many other reasons why I would recommend them is because I felt like they actually cared about me. Thank you both so much for the amazing job you did!
Brandy Henderson
Brandy Henderson
17:34 15 Nov 21
Erin was super responsive and made me feel very comfortable during myIntake call . Definitely made me feel like I made the right choice in reaching out ! Eased all my worries and went over and above to explain next steps to me ! Great experience !
Daniella Belmore
Daniella Belmore
19:27 05 Nov 21
I know Sarah on a personal level. She has always been goal oriented and motivated to be successful on her career. I would highly recommend her and this firm.
John and Deb Poeta
John and Deb Poeta
15:54 05 Nov 21
I know Sarah personally and she is dedicated to work and professionalism in building clients relationships in order to provide exceptional customer service . She is loyal to her company and continues to strive for excellence with her passion in the legal field
Rajiv Mehta
Rajiv Mehta
14:13 02 Nov 21
I had an amazing experience dealing with Nafisa Nazrali. I was in a very stressful situation and she was patient, professional, and confident.She was extremely pro-active during every stage of my case and made herself available when necessary. I appreciated the fact that, while working on my case, she made me feel like I was his sole client. I highly recommend Russell Alexander Law Firm to anyone looking for help in legalities.Especially if you are feeling apprehensive and unsure of what to do in these situations, like I was. She put me at ease by the end of our first phone call. Thanks for all the help Nafisa!!
Lori Terry
Lori Terry
01:17 28 Oct 21
It was great working with Karen. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help clients and co-workers. She is a warm and caring person. I am positive that she is a valuable asset to your company
Kiona Rowe
Kiona Rowe
15:45 27 Oct 21
Karen is absolutely fantastic! She always keeps things professional and makes sure she answers all of your questions and concerns! She has an amazing friendly and positive attitude no matter what comes her way!
Danny Resendes
Danny Resendes
12:57 25 Oct 21
I had a great experience with Nafisa Nazarali, her advice during a tough time was very valuable. She was thoughtful, compassionate and very professional. She went above and beyond for me.
Kashif Usmani
Kashif Usmani
02:34 23 Oct 21
The best service, no regrets, worth every penny you pay. The whole process was very overwhelming until I found this firm. They were very professional and loaded with helpful information (they know what they're doing). The best part, they give you options and they make sure you fully understand. I didn't have to do anything they gave me step by step things to do and actions to take.Many thanks to Nafisa Nazarali you were the best, you saved my time and money and made everything look easy. Highly recommended
Siddharth Jan
Siddharth Jan
18:19 21 Oct 21
Had a pleasant experience working with Nafisa Nazarali at Russell Alexander during my divorce process . Her knowledge of family law is exemplary and she is very pleasant to talk and work with. Her advise was very professional and specific to my situation the first time, that made my process very smooth.Five sparkling stars!
Kaila Cochrane
Kaila Cochrane
15:45 21 Oct 21
Amanda is always willing to help and go beyond for her clients!!!
Melissa Taylor
Melissa Taylor
15:28 21 Oct 21
I had the pleasure of working with Amanda , she was always courteous and very professional. Her knowledge and passion for family law is what makes her a great asset to the firm.
Kerry Ballantyne
Kerry Ballantyne
00:00 21 Oct 21
I know Amanda on a personal level and she has always been helpful and caring.
Jessica Pl
Jessica Pl
14:25 15 Oct 21
Having Susanna Crichlow represent me was a blessing. I have never had a lawyer pay so much attention to my case. She was thoughtful and compassionate in my adversarial custody case. Susanna goes above and beyond for her clients. I was on legal aid during the time as her client and I was treated as I would be as a paying client. She went over above and beyond handling my case with care. She was also always asking how my daughter was doing and wanted to make sure she was receiving what she needed as well. She was not just my lawyer, she was more than that. She was always looking out for our best interests and did so with tenacity and grace. If you are looking for a family lawyer who will look after your families needs,Susanna is definitely who you want in your corner. I will forever be thankful for all she has done for us.Jessica
Adam M
Adam M
02:03 14 Oct 21
I had a great experience with this firm. Kaitlyn Swindells was very knowledgeable and proficient in the field. You don’t feel you are talking to a lawyer; you feel a friend is trying to help you out. In addition to that they are really good at what they do, they really care! You really get the best service ever!
Jar House Sales Team
Jar House Sales Team
13:37 12 Oct 21
Thank you Renata for all your hard work. Very helpful.
Winnifred Tang
Winnifred Tang
02:41 11 Oct 21
Congratulations Alex on being appointed to Office of the Children’s Lawyer! Really amazing that you’ll get to interview and represent children directly in court. You have razor sharp litigation skills and will do amazing things for children across the province. Well deserved!!
Ahem M
Ahem M
17:57 08 Oct 21
Lawyer Nafisa N. was really helpful and informative with regards to my questions in Family Law. She is knowledgeable, professional in her approach and a great resource. Definitely a great Asset to RussellAlexander.
baby Piercey
baby Piercey
15:39 04 Oct 21
Alexandra Coscarella
Alexandra Coscarella
03:26 04 Oct 21
Amanda Zenga is a great team player and was so helpful! Her customer service skills are amazing and I would highly recommend :)
brenna hambly
brenna hambly
02:16 29 Sep 21
I dealt with Amanda Zenga when she worked at the court and I was always grateful when I had her assist me with my family law matter.
Myles Zacharias
Myles Zacharias
14:33 28 Sep 21
I immediately felt comfortable and in good hands with Carolyn Warner. She continues to bring us a sense of ease and trust with her straight forward, clear and honest style. Highly recommend!
Tanya Brayley
Tanya Brayley
22:30 26 Sep 21
I had the pleasure of communicating with Kaitlyn Swindells about a legal issue and she was very friendly and professional. She informed me of my options. Would definitely recommend this law firm.
Trent Stewart
Trent Stewart
13:11 24 Sep 21
I worked with Kaitlyn at her previous job in retail. She’s a solid team player who’s personable and reliable. I’m sure she’s the same way with your firm.
Andrew Brien
Andrew Brien
18:14 22 Sep 21
We have provided the Russell Alexander team with many print materials over the years and they are great to work with. Daphne is quick to respond if we have any concerns and provides us with the items we need in a timely fashion. Something this small goes a long way when teams are working together to create great things.
Cass
Cass
17:00 21 Sep 21
I know Amanda Zenga on a professional level and she always goes above and beyond. Always a pleasure working with her!
Michele Gordon
Michele Gordon
11:56 21 Sep 21
I dealt with Amanda Zenga, who was very professional and handled all of my questions and concerns in a courteous and timely manner. I would highly recommend Russel Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers
Carolyn Mcalpine
Carolyn Mcalpine
01:05 21 Sep 21
As a Family Neutral in the Collaborative Law Process and an Accredited Family Mediator, I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle Mulchin many times in the last five years. Michelle's proficiency in family law and her advanced knowledge of major trends in case law, combined with a refreshingly honest and open approach with her clients, has made her a very respected lawyer in the Collaborative community. While Michelle is open minded and respectful of her client's autonomy, she also holds a great sense of responsibility, ensuring her clients understand the law and how it could impact them as they move forward in their separation. She has the unique ability to be clear, creative, imaginative and perceptive, while at the same time is able to be firm and assertive when necessary. I would definitely recommend Michelle as a five star family lawyer.
Laura Abrams
Laura Abrams
22:32 20 Sep 21
On several occasions I have had the privilege of working with Michelle Mulchan in the Collaborative setting. Michelle is very attentive to her clients needs and interests and explains family law in a way that is easy to understand. It is a pleasure to work with someone that is responsive, caring and flexible.
Fawad S
Fawad S
13:40 18 Sep 21
Nafisa Nazarali is an exceptional lawyer, who approaches all cases with due care and professionalism. Her advice and guidance is insightful. It is critical for me as a lawyer that when I refer clients to another lawyer, my clients are treated with respect and courtesy and their cases are handled with the highest level of competency. For these reasons, we have been referring clients to Nafisa for years.Family Law is a highly contentious and acrimonious area of law, but with Nafisa, you can be sure that you will have someone who will be calm and measured in her approach, with an aim to resolving your matter without unnecessary delay. But if the matter calls for it, she can also be a pit-bull!
stella rinaldi
stella rinaldi
13:58 17 Sep 21
I know Amanda Zenga on a personal level. She is amazing! She's the real deal! You're very lucky to have her!
Sarah Bay
Sarah Bay
22:20 15 Sep 21
I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Amanda Zenga. She was kind, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. I can’t recommend her enough!
Laurie Roche
Laurie Roche
21:06 15 Sep 21
While I have not used this firm, let me reassure you about one of their team members....Kaitlyn! I have known Kaitlyn for a number of years and I am continually impressed by her professionalism, great attitude and work ethic! She is an impressive young lady! Congrats to the Russell Alexander group of lawyers for having Kaitlyn as a part of your team!
Ayana Bretherick
Ayana Bretherick
20:53 15 Sep 21
I haven't personally used this firm, but Kaitlyn is one of the most reliable people I know. She's always on top of things and even when faced with issues, she always acts professionally to resolve anything that arises.
Jennifer McDonald
Jennifer McDonald
18:56 15 Sep 21
I was very pleased with my experience, particularly with my interactions with Amanda Zenga. She was very professional, friendly and compassionate. Thank you!
Michelle Morin
Michelle Morin
16:45 15 Sep 21
Amanda Zenga was extremely easy to communicate with and helped me in a very professional and kind way. I felt comfortable and respected. Thank you Amanda!!!
Erin Nicole
Erin Nicole
15:26 15 Sep 21
Amanda Zenga is professional and kind. She has helped me during a stressful time in my life and made me feel comfortable and at ease. Thanks Amanda!
CATHERINE NIXON
CATHERINE NIXON
16:56 14 Sep 21
A very professional experience. Thankyou for all your help.
Liz Aschwanden
Liz Aschwanden
16:49 14 Sep 21
I loved dealing with Ashley MacPherson, highly recommend her.
Brenda Macpherson
Brenda Macpherson
16:48 14 Sep 21
Ashley Macpherson was so helpful and professional when I called, I would recommend Russell Alexander.
Julianne Yurichuk
Julianne Yurichuk
16:08 14 Sep 21
Ashley was very patient, she answered all our questions which helped us to make informed decisionsWe highly recommend !
Jenny Peyton
Jenny Peyton
15:04 14 Sep 21
Amanda Z is always so helpful, friendly and professional. She demonstrates a high level of customer service and she is a pleasure to deal with.
Helen Nolan
Helen Nolan
20:27 13 Sep 21
As a lawyer in the Durham Region, I have had the opportunity to work with Michelle on several occasions. Michelle represents her clients with exceptional legal knowledge and passion. Michelle is a highly skilled negotiator and advocate. She has excellent working relationships with the lawyers of the Durham Bar, and it is always a pleasure to resolve matters with Michelle. I would highly recommend Michelle Mulchan to any prospective family law client.
Mark
Mark
20:01 13 Sep 21
I'm a local real estate lawyer who has had the pleasure of referring a number of clients to Michelle Mulchan over the years. All of the clients whom I said sent her way have said nothing but good things about her fees, ability as a lawyer and general demeanor.
Celina Sciarra
Celina Sciarra
19:43 13 Sep 21
I've had the opportunity to work with Amanda Zenga and her knowledge and professionalism is always impressive. She is polite and always willing to help and she made me feel confident in her abilities to assist me.
Nikki Rhea
Nikki Rhea
19:42 13 Sep 21
I was so happy to see Amanda had joined the team here are Russell’s firm. I dealt directly with Amanda many times when she worked as a clerk at the court house in the family department. Not only was she the most helpful of all the staff (I would literally let people go ahead of me to wait to get her) she was beyond compassionate and gave me so much needed confidence in a system that at times feels impossible to navigate. I can’t tell you how much comfort she turned a very stressful situation into on more then a few occasions. As someone that had extensive motions in the family court system for 8 long years I wouldn’t trust anyone else to give me the guidance and support then Amanda!
Tina M
Tina M
17:15 13 Sep 21
I called and spoke with Amanda Zenga at RIA and she was always extremely helpful.I always felt she went above and beyond to assist my needs.
Maureen Mclellan
Maureen Mclellan
19:02 09 Sep 21
Amanda Zenga was very helpful and compassionate when it came to assisting me with my matter. Her professionalism and willingness to help is what made the process smooth and easy for me.
Michelle Murphy
Michelle Murphy
18:25 09 Sep 21
I wanted to write about my personal experience with law clerk Amanda Zenga. I worked with her a few years ago and she is compassionate and understanding when it comes to family law. She goes above and beyond for clients and really listens to their needs. Highly recommend.
Cindy Chisvin
Cindy Chisvin
12:31 08 Sep 21
I have worked with Ms. Mulchan in a professional capacity on several occasions. My experience in working with her has been extremely positive and professional. Her clients benefit from her extensive knowledge of family law and are supported by her compassionate heart. I highly recommend Ms. Mulchan as a Family Law lawyer.
John Williamson
John Williamson
18:22 07 Sep 21
I am a lawyer and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who worked with many Family Law Professionals and Family Lawyers up till my retirement in 2019. In that capacity I was part of a number of collaborative family law teams with Michelle Mulchan who acted as Family Counsel for one of the two spouses. Michelle is a highly organized and professional counsel who represents her clients tenaciously and with great skill - but always in a fair minded fashion. Michelle consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, anticipates issues that might effect the family and communicates clearly and frequently. Michelle also advances the needs of the entire family in a balanced and holistic approach - recognizing that "families are forever'" and that the process should be one that builds the family's next operating model. Michelle is highly ethical and creative in her approaches - understanding that each family and client is unique. I would recommend Michelle without reservation to my friends and family.
Mark Noxon
Mark Noxon
16:26 07 Sep 21
As a financial professional specializing in matrimonial matters, I have worked with Michelle on many cases. She is a pleasure to deal with, very organized and responsive, and always keeps her clients' interests paramount. She does a great job of balancing the requirements of her profession with the cost constraints that all clients are faced with. I would highly recommend her to potential clients.
Lisa Tullock
Lisa Tullock
15:49 07 Sep 21
Amanda Zenga was extremely helpful and informative. Her compassion for others and willingness to listen made this experience much easier
Andrzej Pasadyn
Andrzej Pasadyn
02:43 05 Sep 21
I can not effort a lawyer right now, but eventually I will and get divorce process started. In the meantime I am searching for all relevant information. I run into Mr. Russell webinar and I am participating in those which are relevant to me. Excellent deep review on every topic. I was not aware of mediation option, last webinar detailed all pro and cons. I know already who I will hire for my divorce proceedings. I recommend these webinars to everybody who is in divorce state of mind. Great job Mr. Russell and associates. Thank you ever so kindly for an opportunity to participate. Best Regards. Andrzej P.
Rebecca Simpson
Rebecca Simpson
17:43 04 Sep 21
Amanda Zenga is knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to family law. She is compassionate when it comes to helping others and is always willing to assist. She is always available to help even after hours if there is something urgent that is needed. I recommend RIA lawyers to assist with all your needs.
Nakissa Koomalsingh
Nakissa Koomalsingh
15:10 03 Sep 21
Russell is friendly, knowledgeable and great to work with. He runs a very qualified and hard working team of lawyers to ensure your matter is dealt with efficiently and successfully. The Admin and intake staff are very helpful and will make the process easy for you by walking you through each step. Everyone on Russell's team is transparent, honest, reliable and professional. Loved the experience!
Ty Griffin
Ty Griffin
20:04 02 Sep 21
Bill Rogers is an exceptional lawyer, he's knowledgeable, down to earth, listens and explains things on your level. He answered all my questions and was fantastic to deal with. I highly recommend him and the Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers services. Thanks again Bill.
Debra Takeuchi
Debra Takeuchi
15:04 02 Sep 21
I have been viewing their Webinars on family law issues. The seminar on mediation was great information about why to consider mediation (as opposed to going to court) and what to expect in the mediation process.
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