I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I help clients reach a resolution to their family law issues. This includes but is not limited to: negotiating settlements, participating in alternate dispute resolution, and attending court. I work hard to provide a personal touch with clients and have become known for my patience and attention. I am happy to be flexible and work with my clients around their schedule. I also understand that the needs of each client are different and focus on finding solutions to each client’s unique situation.
I have more than 20 years of experience since my call to the Bar in 2000. After completing my Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, I articled at an Insurance Defence firm in Toronto. I began my career in law with a Plaintiff Personal Injury and Family Law firm. This not only was an opportunity to grow my career in law, but it also allowed me to gain a love of Family Law.
I have operated my own practice in a small Eastern Ontario city for several years. I have also had the opportunity to work as Legal Counsel with the Children’s Aid Society in Peterborough and Lindsay. I have since returned to private family law practice in the Toronto area and joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.
I enjoy helping people move forward and start the next chapter of their lives. I find the most rewarding, and most challenging part of the practice is finding the best solution for each client. While reaching a negotiated settlement is always the primary goal, sometimes a resolution can only be found through a more adversarial process. I am experienced and capable in both.
I was born and raised in Toronto. I am married with three children. I love watching baseball, hockey and movies. My interests include history, ancient cultures and musical theatre. The people I get the opportunity to work with are the best part of working at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.
- Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB (1998)
- York University, Bachelor of Arts (1995)
- Law Society of Ontario
- Collaborative Practice Institute