LINDSAY, Ontario—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that it is expanding, hiring four more lawyers to work in a new location in Concord, as divorce rates spike due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lindsay-based firm has hired:
• Bill Rogers, a Queen’s University law graduate and longtime family law attorney who won a major victory in the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2014;
• Rick Peticca, a York University law graduate who has argued at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada, in his 13 years practicing family law;
• Margie Primero-Pimental, a McGill University law graduate who has worked at several family law firms in Ontario as well as her own firm since joining the Ontario Bar in 2002; and
• Brittany Whalen, a University of Ottawa law graduate who previously practiced family law in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“These experienced family law experts will help provide our clients with a high level of service at a time of great need in Ontario,” said founder Russell Alexander. “The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the stresses on many families even as it has slowed court proceedings, adding to a pent-up demand for help.”
The Alexander law firm is particularly well-positioned to help during the current spike in divorces, as it emphasizes a collaborative approach that helps avoid backed-up courtrooms as couples work out appropriate arrangements with the help of experienced mediators.
“At a time when families are already strained, a collaborative approach toward conflict resolution can help reduce the tension dramatically,” added Alexander. “Our new lawyers are skilled in just this type of mediation.”