Carolyn Warner

Carolyn Warner

Junior Managing Associate Lawyer

I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I have practiced family law exclusively for over ten years since my call to the bar in 2011. I am committed to providing my clients with empathy and sound advice and I pride myself on approaching all cases with an analytical and tenacious mind-set.

I graduated from York University in the top 5% of my graduating class, having earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Law & Society and Sociology. I completed my Law degree at the University of Windsor. During my time there I put my advocacy skills to work and was awarded a scholarship for outstanding ability in oral advocacy. After my schooling, I went on to article with a reputable full-service law firm in Toronto. I then practiced at two boutique family law firms prior to joining the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.

I am determined to protect the rights of my clients and always take a people-centered approach to Family Law. While I prefer to resolve differences amicably, I have no problem taking matters to court and to litigate on behalf of my clients. I am a fully trained collaborative lawyer that has a knack for developing creative resolutions unique to each client’s situation.

Originally from Toronto, I now reside in Durham Region with my husband and daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and travelling. I have a love for crime drama television series, and dream of one day checking hiking Machu Picchu off of my bucket list.


“I had an excellent consultation with Carolyn Warner and am confident she is the best person to represent my case. Family law matters are extremely sensitive and require patience, understanding, and clear directive. After speaking with Carolyn, she put all of my worries at ease and I am confident I will come out of this case successful with my needs. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for legal support.”