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 six 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 »

Lori Dubin

Associate Lawyer
Lori Dubin is an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. She is recognized for her client-centered approach and efforts to provide practical and efficient advice in order to achieve the best possible results. She has extensive experience in resolving high conflict cases and successfully settles most of her… more »

Michelle Mulchan

Associate Lawyer
Michelle Mulchan is a lawyer who practices in association with Russell Alexander Family Lawyers. She is skilled in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, access, property division, child and spousal support and Family Responsibility Office enforcement matters.  Michelle is skilled at providing resolutions to all family law matters… 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 »

Carolyn Warner

Associate Lawyer
Carolyn Warner is an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Law Lawyers.  She has practiced family law exclusively for over eight years since her call to the bar in 2011.  She is committed to providing her clients with empathy and sound advice and prides herself on approaching all cases… more »

Susanna Crichlow

Associate Lawyer
Susanna Crichlow is an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Family Lawyers who practices in all areas of Family Law. Detail-oriented and highly motivated, Susanna approaches client consultations with a compassionate, but analytical mindset, and endeavours to provide her clients with the very best representation possible. She is well versed in… 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, ILCO Certified Expert in Family Law
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 »

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 »

Michelle Snoek

Law Clerk
Michelle Snoek joined Russell Alexander in October, 2017. She is relied upon at reception answering incoming calls and assisting with new clients. She arranges telephone and in-office appointments as well as organizes the client files ensuring they are kept up to date. Michelle also acts as a law clerk at… more »

Dani Campbell

Law Clerk
Dani Campbell graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts Joint Major in Psychology and Sociology.  She also holds a diploma in Police Foundations and Legal Administration from Sir Sanford Fleming College and recently followed her passion for health and wellness by obtaining her registration as a Holistic Nutritionist… 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 »

Amber-Leigh DuBreuil

Law Clerk
Amber joined Russell Alexander in February 2019 and is involved in all aspects of the client experience. Amber is a certified law clerk and a licensed paralegal. She graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society with a minor in Women’s Studies. At Russell… more »

Laura Peel

Account Specialist / Legal Assistant
With over 18 years of administrative experience and a proven record of accomplishment, Laura provides the firm with assistance by drafting necessary documents, meeting with clients, scheduling appointments, as well as keeping client files organized. In 2017, Laura’s role expanded into managing client accounts as our newly appointed account specialist.… more »

Ashley Macpherson

Intake Specialist
Ashley MacPherson joined our team in 2015 as a receptionist, working in both our Lindsay and Brooklin offices. She is highly enthusiastic and known as a “ray of sunshine” around the office. Shortly after joining the team, Ashley’s role expanded to that of legal assistant where she became responsible for… more »

Elizabeth MacDonald

Legal Receptionist
Elizabeth MacDonald joined Russell Alexander in September 2019 as a Legal Receptionist; she is an integral member of the Intake team. Elizabeth has strong attention to detail and ensures that every client feels welcomed. Elizabeth will greet you with a smile and witty personality. Elizabeth is a Graduate of the… more »

Stephanie Brooks

Law Student
Stephanie Brooks joined the team at Russell Alexander in April 2018 as a summer law student.  She is looking forward to gaining experience within the field of family law, while contributing to the day to day operations of the firm. A recent graduate of Queen’s University, Stephanie’s next academic pursuit… more »


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