Susanna Crichlow

Susanna CrichlowAssociate 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 Motions Court, Mediation, Trial preparation and Settlement negotiations, and leverages 7+ years of practice in achieving favorable outcomes for her clients.

Early in her career, Susanna interned at Fasken Martineau, a leading Bay Street law firm (2010-2011), and was called to the Ontario Bar in September, 2012. She then practiced Family, Wills and Estates Law at a firm in Pickering, before eventually launching her own Family Law practice (SMC Law) in 2014. Having successfully managed her own practice for over 5 years, Susanna joined Russell Alexander in November, 2019. Susanna holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies (2006), a post graduate Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad (2008), and has also graduated from the University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011). She is a member of the Durham Region Law Association, the Law Society of Ontario, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Ontario Chapter), and the Christian Legal Fellowship.

Susanna was born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where she developed a passion for law at a young age, interestingly, by watching the Canadian legal drama, Street Legal! Since migrating to Canada, Susanna has pursued her professional and personal life with equal fervour, and together with her husband and young family, she enjoys tickle fights and games of hide and seek, as well as curling up on the couch for a good movie. Susanna is passionate about supporting local and international charities and humanitarian aid organizations, including World Vision International, ERDO, and The Salvation Army.


  • University of the West Indies (2006), LLB
  • Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad (2008), Post graduate Legal Education Certificate
  • University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011)