James Alexander

James Alexander

Associate Lawyer

I am an Associate Family Lawyer and the Head of Marketing at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I am committed to providing clients and colleagues with insightful and innovative solutions as well as approaching issues with empathy and foresight.

Alongside my father, Russell Alexander, I have spent my entire life around clients going through divorce and separation. I understand the uncertainty and emotions that you are going through during this time. As a family lawyer, I seek to provide guidance and support to my clients so that this period of their life is a smooth transition to their new chapter. 

I completed my Law Degree at the University of Leeds in England with Honours and received the Head of School Prize for obtaining the highest mark in my legal ethics and responsibility course. I received my Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa where I finished first in my Advanced Family Law class and my graduate research focused on the role of harm minimisation and prospective justice in family law. Some of my research can be found on the FamilyLLB blog. 

During my graduate research I also worked at the War Crimes Research Office in Washington, D.C. that is committed to promoting and enforcing human rights and international humanitarian law. My role revolved around promoting accountability for atrocity crimes at the international, regional and domestic level.

I was raised in Kawartha Lakes, and have a passion for travelling, reading, and spending time with family.