Testimonials

We are grateful for the many positive comments that our clients have provided us. Read on for our most recent online reviews.

“RIA performed professionally through some difficult experiences and never wavered from my original request. No surprises, just a responsive, professional and personable team that got great results.”

– Lynn A.


Most Recent Reviews

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I can't stress how much I enjoy working with Golan. He is representing me completely in both Criminal and Family matters. He is knowledgeable, sharp, quick, kind and always has my back. He has treated my case like his own as if he was family. Being a good father and husband, he understands what a healthy family life should look like which gives him a well rounded perspective. If you need the best of the best on your team, you need this guy on your side! Every dollar spent has been worth it. Thank you Golan!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your outstanding 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear about your positive experience working with Golan. Our team takes great pride in providing knowledgeable, sharp, and compassionate representation, and it’s wonderful to know that Golan has exemplified these qualities while handling your Criminal and Family matters.We understand the importance of treating each case with the utmost care and dedication, and it’s heartening to hear that Golan has made you feel supported and valued. Your acknowledgment of his understanding of family dynamics and commitment to a healthy family life speaks volumes about his approach and perspective.Your satisfaction is our highest priority, and we are delighted that you feel every dollar spent has been worth it. Should you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you once again for your trust and for choosing our firm.
Pamela is a hardworking and empathic person! It was great dealing with her!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words! Pamela truly embodies dedication and empathy in her work. We're delighted to hear about your positive experience. If there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Pamela is a wonderful person to work with. She is hardworking and always has her clients' best interests at heart. She really listens and gets the job done. I highly recommend her!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Kavishika Pathiranage. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela Favotto.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Toronto. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Pamela Favotto:I joined the Russell Alexander team as a family law clerk in October 2021. I am entirely self-taught in the law clerk profession – after moving to Canada from Italy at the age of 19, I graduated at Seneca College with a Tourism & Travel Diploma and then accepted a position as junior family law clerk in March 2017.Since I started working as a family law clerk, I immediately fell in love with the job: I found family law to be a very fascinating and important branch of law and my background in social sciences was helpful in dealing with clients and their sensitive matters in a tactful and empathetic way. I enjoy working closely with clients, listening and addressing their questions and insecurities, helping them to understand court procedures and documents and always being mindful of the often very difficult and delicate situations they are experiencing.Since 2017, I have worked exclusively in family law; at first for two sole solicitors and then at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, I assist lawyers in drafting pleadings, financial statements, briefs, motion materials and finalizing divorces.Originally from a small town in the north of Italy near Venice, I moved to Toronto in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. Recently, I have moved back to Italy in the city of Padua to be closer to my family. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling with my husband.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Highly recommend reaching out to this firm. Ask for Nicole, the intake manager. She is very knowledgeable and made me feel confident in the process. She is polite and empathetic. She even went as far as sharing referrals for local businesses who can assist me further. Thank you Nicole for your compassion and expertise!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear that Nicole provided you with exceptional service and support. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and it’s wonderful to know that Nicole’s knowledge, politeness, and empathy made a positive impact. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to continuing to assist you.
Jacqueline was very helpful and kind during the intake process
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that Jacqueline provided helpful and compassionate assistance during your intake process. If you have any further questions or need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your feedback!
I highlight recommend Russ and his team, and always refer to this firm. They are excellent family law attorneys and go above and beyond. Special shoutout to Shannon who is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We’re thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with Russ, Shannon, and the rest of our team. We take great pride in going above and beyond for our clients, and your feedback reaffirms our commitment to providing excellent service. Shannon and the entire team appreciate your recognition and look forward to continuing to assist you in the future.
I met with Jessica for a consultation session and that was very efficient and transparent. I have had my encounters with other lawyers through my life but would definitely recommend this firm based on my interaction with Jessica. Information was conveyed in details and most importantly in an objective, friendly and professional manner.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and positive review! We're thrilled to hear about your excellent experience with Jessica. Providing efficient, transparent, and professional service is our top priority, and we're glad it made a difference for you. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to assisting you with any future legal needs.
As a financial professional who is engaged in preparing income and valuation reports for family law purposes, I have found webinars from Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers to be super informative, very well-structured, and entertaining at the same time to keep everyone engaged. The panel selection is always great. I especially want to thank the panel on the last webinar for sharing their insights and experience with all of us, i.e., "Divorce and Financial Disclosure with Russell Alexander, Shmuel Stern, Carrie Heinzl, and Bill Rogers." They made me learn and laugh at the same time.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are thrilled to hear that you find our webinars informative, well-structured, and engaging. It is our goal to provide valuable content that not only educates but also keeps our audience interested and entertained.We are particularly pleased that you enjoyed the recent webinar on "Divorce and Financial Disclosure." Russell Alexander, Shmuel Stern, Carrie Heinzl, and Bill Rogers are indeed exceptional professionals, and it's wonderful to know that their insights and experiences resonated with you.Your feedback is greatly appreciated and serves as an encouragement to continue delivering high-quality content. Thank you for being a part of our community and for your dedication to the field of family law.
Very impressed with the intake Manager Nicole Harrison. Knowledgeable about processes, empathetic, and patient. Highly recommend this firm.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. We're thrilled to hear that Nicole Harrison made such a positive impression. Your recommendation means a lot to us.
Jessica Lipton was so helpful and a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to hear that Jessica Lipton was so helpful and knowledgeable. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. If you ever need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Jacqueline from intake is very helpful. She was very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with Jacqueline from our intake team. Your kind words about her professionalism and knowledge are greatly appreciated.
Darla was very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that Darla was able to assist you effectively. Your recommendation means a lot to us.
Gave good advice and hopingthatot works for me tomorrow
Response from the owner: Thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad to hear that you found our advice helpful. Wishing you the best of luck for your upcoming proceedings. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Fantastic service all around from this law firm. I hired Golan a number of times and always get the advice and representation I need.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and for choosing our firm for your legal needs. We're glad to hear that Golan has consistently provided you with excellent advice and representation. We appreciate your trust and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.
As a divorce coach and family mediator, there's great thought and consideration in who I direct my clients to for legal counsel. Russell is not only a fantastic lawyer, but a genuine and empathetic man who I believe is a great asset to have on your side through these difficult times.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jennifer. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Russell Alexander.Here is some more information from our Founder & Senior Partner, Russell Alexander:I am the founder of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers and the firm’s senior partner. In addition to helping clients with separation, divorce, custody and support issues, I oversee the operations of all seven of the firm’s offices, supervise the firm’s clerks, and collaborate frequently with the firm’s associate lawyers and their own clients.TRUSTED EXPERTISEWith twenty years of experience, I am able to draw upon a wealth of knowledge and expertise when serving my clients in all aspects of family law. I work with clients to cope with the difficulties of separation and divorce, the division of assets such as homes and pensions, and the calculation and enforcement of child and spousal support. I use my experience to create unique solutions for each client to enable them and their families to move forward with their lives.I am an experienced litigator and have used my advocacy skills to win family law trials for my clients. But, I understand that litigation has both an emotional and financial toll, so I do my best to resolve as many cases as possible outside of court. I am a fully trained Collaborative Practice lawyer and a member of the Durham and York Region Collaborative Practice Groups.CLIENTS FIRSTAs the firm’s founder and managing lawyer, I have dedicated my practice and those of the firm’s lawyers to achieving results in a compassionate, collaborative, and client-focused manner. I have worked to create a team-based approach that puts the client’s interests at the heart of every lawyer’s work and at the core of the relationship between the firm’s lawyers and our clients.PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDI completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and went on to complete my law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1998, I founded Russell Alexander Family Lawyers. My first location was opened in Lindsay, Ontario, followed by the Brooklin office in 2006, and the Markham office in 2010.I share my experience with others as a speaker at conferences relating to technology and the law. I am also a faculty member of the American Bar Association TECHSHOW and have had the pleasure to speak at conferences in Chicago and Toronto.COMMUNITY COMMITMENTI believe that lawyers have a special duty and opportunity to give back to their communities. I actively participate in various community groups in Durham Region and have taken the steps to support my community by setting up a charitable fund. The Russell Alexander Giving Fund coordinates the firm’s charitable work to benefit local organizations in need of community support.PERSONAL HISTORYI was born, raised, and studied in Toronto. With a growing family, my wife and I moved to Lindsay to raise our children. I enjoy taking part in sporting activities and am actively involved in community organizations and events.In an effort to provide easily accessible legal information to the public, I write extensively about family law issues and cases on the firm’s blog, FamilyLLB.com.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Daphne is professional and produces excellent work!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jonathan.We really appreciate your nice compliments about Daphne.We agree that Daphne is a fantastic person and great member of our team. We can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with your endorsement.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Russell Alexander
I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of the lawyers from this firm. As a collaborative, family professional, my experience with the lawyers from this firm has been supportive And professional.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience, Cindy! We're thrilled to hear that you found our team supportive and professional. Providing excellent service and support to our clients is always our top priority, and we're grateful for the opportunity to work with you. If you ever need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help!
Highly recommend asking to speak to Nicole Harrison at the front desk. She answered all my questions clearly and concisely. She has a very strong understanding of how the firm processes work from start to finish! Nicole was patient, kind, empathetic and supportive.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words about your experience with Nicole Harrison. We're thrilled to hear that she was able to provide you with clear and concise answers to your questions. Nicole's deep understanding of our firm's processes and her dedication to supporting our clients make her an invaluable part of our team.We're pleased that you found Nicole patient, kind, empathetic, and supportive. Providing exceptional service from start to finish is important to us, and Nicole's commitment to that goal is reflected in your positive feedback.Thank you for taking the time to recommend Nicole and for sharing your experience. We appreciate your trust in our team and look forward to serving you again in the future.
We had hired a real awesome attorney , I did my research about the Lawyer Susanna M. Crichlow that we hired for a very delicate important situation we were in regarding 2 kids to be sure they were happy , and protected in a complicated situation we were in ...Susanna M. Crichlow did an amazing job to reassure are legal rights and all.our options, she definitely pulled through for us , in such a short time , she was on the case efficiently ,and effectivly , the outcome was amazing..At the end of the day if we ever need a Strong representative we highly recommend Susanna M. Crichlow..Thank you so very much ..Laura / Trevor
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a heartfelt and thoughtful review. We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Susanna Critchlow. It's always our goal to provide compassionate and skilled legal representation, and Susanna embodies these qualities exceptionally well.We're thrilled to hear that Susanna's dedication and expertise made a significant impact on your case and helped you navigate such a challenging time. Her commitment to providing personalized, attentive service is a cornerstone of our practice, and your feedback affirms her excellence.Your kind words will undoubtedly motivate Susanna and the rest of our team to continue delivering the best possible service to our clients. We're grateful for the trust you placed in us and are pleased to have been a part of your journey.Once again, thank you for your glowing review. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Marlee the intake person is the best, they where very patient and knowledgeable about what i needed and what to expect. the entire team was fast and accommodating so far.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your positive feedback about your experience with Marlee and our team. We're delighted to hear that Marlee was able to provide you with patient and knowledgeable support during your intake process. It's important to us that our clients feel informed and comfortable from the very start.We're also pleased to hear that you found our entire team fast and accommodating. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we're committed to providing exceptional service at every stage.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. If there's anything else we can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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Don't think there are any correct words to express my thanks and appreciation to the team at this firm. Their dedication to this messy and unusual matter did not go unnoticed. Both Margie Primero-Pimentel and Renata Pedro were thorough and supportive every step of the way. Their knowledge, experience and commitment to their profession is remarkable.
Response from the owner: We are incredibly grateful for your kind words and the time you've taken to share your experience with our firm. Your appreciation means a lot to us, and it's a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team.Margie Primero-Pimentel and Renata Pedro are indeed exceptional professionals, and we're fortunate to have them as part of our team. We are thrilled to hear that their dedication, knowledge, and commitment made a positive impact on your case.At our firm, we always strive to provide the best possible service to our clients, and your feedback reinforces our commitment to excellence. We are here to support you every step of the way and are grateful for the trust you placed in us.If you ever need our assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with top-notch legal services. Thank you once again for your kind words and for choosing our firm.
Fantastic service, fast and promt.Thank you for the free consult.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Shawna Priestley. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Today, I spoke with Jane, at Russell Alexander. I would highly recommend using her professional and prompt service. Jane was very knowledgeable about the law and explained the intricacies of the system.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Edward. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Jane Ja–Eun Huh.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Senior Associate Lawyer, Jane Ja–Eun Huh:I am a Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator. I work with amicably separating couples as well as those considering marriage or cohabitation. At the heart of my work is my belief that my clients deserve compassionate, legal advice and a dignified, legal process. I always strive to offer customized, practical solutions for clients undergoing separation and divorce in order to arrive at an out-of-court settlement. For clients negotiating the terms of a committed relationship, I provide expert advice on creating a durable Cohabitation Agreement or a Marriage Contract. I also help all my clients get their affairs in order by drafting their Wills and Powers of Attorney as they transition to a new phase of life.In my professional circles, I currently serve as the Vice-Chair of the Collaborative Divorce Toronto (CDT) Board of Directors and the Chair of CDT’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.Prior to law school, I earned a Master of Arts degree in art history then worked with art professionals, thereby accumulating considerable experience implementing creative solutions that result in highly effective outcomes for my clients. I speak French and Korean as well as read and understand Spanish and Italian. I believe that my experience with creative professionals and my proficiency in languages have given me a unique insight and competency in culture, communication and negotiation.On weekends, I like to play tennis and golf in the summer; ski in the winter; and salsa dance all year-round. I grew up in Toronto and raised two great kids in the GTA. One is now an LGBTQ advocate / writer on Saturday Night Live in New York and the other an aspiring filmmaker / coder, based in Toronto (evidently neither in law!).If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Ms. Clark was punctual, engaged, informed and understanding of my situation.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Tim Gould. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Wylita Clark.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Special Counsel, Wylita Clark:I’m Wylita Clark. I joined the team at Russell Alexander as Special Counsel in July of 2022. I represent clients in collaborative and court matters, provide strategic advice, and consult on files. I’ve been a lawyer for 32 years. I discuss client issues and provide options on a daily basis.I have an LL.B. from University of Windsor after B.Sc. studies at the University of Toronto, Post-graduate/ Masters of Law studies at Osgoode Hall, Mediation training with ADRIO, Arbitration Training with FDRIO, Collaborative Law Training. I founded Wylita Clark Professional Legal Services in 1998. Prior to that, I was an Assistant Crown Attorney and Crown Counsel.I like to help solve problems and find innovative solutions. I appreciate the opportunity to offer expanded services to my clients through the team approach at Russell Alexander.I grew up in Montreal. I am married with 2 grown children. I love to travel, love to cook, also enjoy photography and painting.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
When it comes to this very stressful time during divorce, you need legal assistance and it is very important that you dealing with professional who knows their job. I had pleasure to deal with Wylita Clark and she is very professional that really cares about your needs and understanding of whole process. From the first consultation you understand that you are in good hands that gives you that confidence of doing a right thing hiringWylita Clark.Thank you for your legal advice and support.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Serge Isababyan. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Wylita Clark.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Special Counsel, Wylita Clark:I’m Wylita Clark. I joined the team at Russell Alexander as Special Counsel in July of 2022. I represent clients in collaborative and court matters, provide strategic advice, and consult on files. I’ve been a lawyer for 32 years. I discuss client issues and provide options on a daily basis.I have an LL.B. from University of Windsor after B.Sc. studies at the University of Toronto, Post-graduate/ Masters of Law studies at Osgoode Hall, Mediation training with ADRIO, Arbitration Training with FDRIO, Collaborative Law Training. I founded Wylita Clark Professional Legal Services in 1998. Prior to that, I was an Assistant Crown Attorney and Crown Counsel.I like to help solve problems and find innovative solutions. I appreciate the opportunity to offer expanded services to my clients through the team approach at Russell Alexander.I grew up in Montreal. I am married with 2 grown children. I love to travel, love to cook, also enjoy photography and painting.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I had my initial phone consultation with Ms. Anita Clark today and was pleased that from her knowledge and experience she was able to answer all of my tough questions. Her willingness to explain the possible approaches and outcomes was much appreciated and clarified the issues for me.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Dave Sauve. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Courtney Derick.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Toronto. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
what a wonderful help Sarah poeta she helped me out with learning things I never knew about she's a wonderful person and i think she's the best at her job!!!!!!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, tyrone holness. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sarah Poeta.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sarah Poeta:In January 2021, I joined Russell Alexander as a Law Clerk. Following my studies at Western University, in French, I graduated from Police Foundations at Humber College in 2011. I then went on to graduate from the Law Clerk program at Seneca College in 2014 and have worked in family law exclusively since.I have experience supporting lawyers and clients who have legal needs related to marriage, divorce and Separation. I am a skilled Law Clerk who enjoys making the process easier for clients however I can.Originally from North Bay, I moved to Toronto in 2011. In my downtime I enjoy doing yoga and meditation, HIIT, trying out new restaurants, travelling and spending time with my friends, family and mini poodle Bailey.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
It was a pleasure and privilege for me to have engaged the services of Ms. Margie L. Primero-P. in an attempt to resolve a sensitive legal matter in 2022. I found Ms. Margie L. Primero-P. to be highly conversant in the law and was able to bring clarity and insight to the matter. She was patient in ensuring that the subject matter was understood so that the right decision could be made. I was left feeling totally grateful and satisfied in the direction given.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, FRANK KENNEDY. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Margie Primero-Pimentel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Margie Primero-Pimentel:I am an associate family law lawyer, collaborative family law practitioner and an Accredited Family Mediator at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.As a family law lawyer, I assist clients who are going through the breakdown of their relationship through the process of out-of-court negotiations or through the family law court system. I provide advice and guidance to clients that is focused on my clients and their children’s interests and needs.After practicing as a family law litigator for over thirteen years, I felt compelled to focus my practice on providing clients with alternative dispute resolution options. I witnessed, first-hand, the financial and emotional cost of litigation on families, especially children. As such, I obtained my training to become a certified collaborative family law practitioner as well as certification and accreditation for family mediation. I am passionate about facilitating fair and reasonable settlements for my clients both as a collaborative family law practitioner and as a mediator.Although my primary approach is to encourage, facilitate and assist my clients with reaching fair and reasonable settlements, I realize that there are a minority of cases that require the intervention of the Court. I have assisted and represented clients in court before the Superior Court of Justice, the Unified Family Court and Ontario Court of Justice throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto, Vaughan/Newmarket, Mississauga/Brampton, Milton, Oshawa, Hamilton, Collingwood and Barrie. I strive to advocate for my clients and to assist them in presenting their case in the most effective and persuasive manner. Throughout the process of litigation, I advise and assist my clients in determining the cost of the litigation versus the end result they will likely achieve.I believe that, as a family law lawyer, I have a unique opportunity to provide emotionally-intelligent advice to clients that will assist them in moving forward with their lives in a better position. I view each file in a holistic manner, striving to provide my clients with the advice and assistance they need to make the most appropriate and informed decisions for themselves and their children.My goal, in any case, is to assist my clients in reaching a fair and reasonable resolution to the issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship while minimizing the financial and emotional damage that are the inevitable consequences of separation.Upon being called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, I worked as a paralegal at a civil litigation firm in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for five years, where I assisted lawyers with mass tort cases. I returned to my hometown of Toronto, Ontario, after the birth of my first child. Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was an associate at family law firms in downtown Toronto, North York, Vaughan as well as a principal lawyer of my own firm. I have over 18 years’ experience in providing clients with practical and compassionate legal advice and assistance and over 13 years in family law as a litigator, negotiator and mediator.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Working with Margie Primero-Pimentel from Russell Alexander Family Lawyers has been nothing but an amazing experience. I was going through a very difficult time in my life and she took the time to explain all my options, made me feel like she truly cared about me and that I was in good hands. It was so easy and simple. Her passion for her job, compassion for myself and my situation, willingness to listen whenever I had any questions and knowledge of the law gave me the confidence knowing I was in great hands with her. Margie Primero-Pimentel is extremely dedicated to what she does and goes over and above to ensure everything is done successfully. I am very lucky to have Margie Primero-Pimentel represent me and will miss her. Thank you Margie for being amazing and I am blessed to have you on my side. You are the best of the best!! I truly appreciate you and everything you did. Julie
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Julie Garibotti. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Margie Primero-Pimentel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Margie Primero-Pimentel:I am an associate family law lawyer, collaborative family law practitioner and an Accredited Family Mediator at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.As a family law lawyer, I assist clients who are going through the breakdown of their relationship through the process of out-of-court negotiations or through the family law court system. I provide advice and guidance to clients that is focused on my clients and their children’s interests and needs.After practicing as a family law litigator for over thirteen years, I felt compelled to focus my practice on providing clients with alternative dispute resolution options. I witnessed, first-hand, the financial and emotional cost of litigation on families, especially children. As such, I obtained my training to become a certified collaborative family law practitioner as well as certification and accreditation for family mediation. I am passionate about facilitating fair and reasonable settlements for my clients both as a collaborative family law practitioner and as a mediator.Although my primary approach is to encourage, facilitate and assist my clients with reaching fair and reasonable settlements, I realize that there are a minority of cases that require the intervention of the Court. I have assisted and represented clients in court before the Superior Court of Justice, the Unified Family Court and Ontario Court of Justice throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto, Vaughan/Newmarket, Mississauga/Brampton, Milton, Oshawa, Hamilton, Collingwood and Barrie. I strive to advocate for my clients and to assist them in presenting their case in the most effective and persuasive manner. Throughout the process of litigation, I advise and assist my clients in determining the cost of the litigation versus the end result they will likely achieve.I believe that, as a family law lawyer, I have a unique opportunity to provide emotionally-intelligent advice to clients that will assist them in moving forward with their lives in a better position. I view each file in a holistic manner, striving to provide my clients with the advice and assistance they need to make the most appropriate and informed decisions for themselves and their children.My goal, in any case, is to assist my clients in reaching a fair and reasonable resolution to the issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship while minimizing the financial and emotional damage that are the inevitable consequences of separation.Upon being called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, I worked as a paralegal at a civil litigation firm in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for five years, where I assisted lawyers with mass tort cases. I returned to my hometown of Toronto, Ontario, after the birth of my first child. Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was an associate at family law firms in downtown Toronto, North York, Vaughan as well as a principal lawyer of my own firm. I have over 18 years’ experience in providing clients with practical and compassionate legal advice and assistance and over 13 years in family law as a litigator, negotiator and mediator.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia is a great!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sofia Caruso. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I’m giving Sonia Camilli a 5 star review because she is approachable, caring and honest. She treats you with respect and kindness. We all need this in our lives after all that has happened these last few years. Sonia is great, and she has my trust.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Veronica C. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Alex D is very approachable and offered good advice in an initial call. He suggested several ways to proceed and clearly explained the pros and cons of each. Alex took the time to explain jargon to ensure understandability, which is greatly appreciated.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Stanley Ng. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Alex De Melo.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Alex De Melo:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. My approach to law is to see clients as people first and gain context from them in order to tailor my approach to analyzing and resolving their legal issues.I understand that each person and each family will have their own unique circumstances and I adopt the best approach for each client, whether that requires collaborative negotiation or litigation in court. I have experience in the areas of decision making for children, parenting time, child support, spousal support, enforcement of arrears with the Family Responsibility Office, divorce, equalization of assets and child protection. I have both trial and appeal experience on complex legal issues, having appeared before both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice. I was also appointed to the Office of the Children’s Lawyer panel to represent children in court.I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto majoring in Criminology and Classics, with a minor in World Literature. During my undergraduate degree, I held summer positions as a Business Law Policy Analyst for the Government of Ontario and with the Crown Attorney’s Office under the Ministry of the Attorney General.I was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013, after obtaining my law degree from University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. During law school, I exhausted all courses in family law including Advanced Family Law, Collaborative Family Law and Children and the Law. I customized academic learning opportunities outside the regular curriculum and completed two professor directed research papers: judicial discretion in the family law courts and an international adoption case study. I also completed a major research paper on legal remedies for breaches in domestic contracts.Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was legal counsel for Children’s Aid Society in the regions of Peel and Toronto. My experience in child protection and representing an institutional litigant gave me insights on the impact of conflict on children and disruption within the family unit. I was litigating in court on a frequent basis, routinely managing crisis and time-sensitive legal matters. Prior to being Society counsel, I was a Staff Family and Child Protection Lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario and this gave me exposure to a very diverse clientele with complex circumstances.When I’m not practicing law, I’m volunteering with children, checking out the film scene, skiing, playing tennis, or experimenting with ingredients in a kitchen. If I did not go to law school, I would have gone to culinary school as I am passionate about food equally as much as the law.TESTIMONIAL“The lawyer we spoke to, Alex De Melo, was very professional but also very personable. He was extremely helpful and informative. He made sure that we understood the information that he was imparting and had a reassuring way of answering all of the questions we had. I would highly recommend Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.”If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia Camilli is really good at family law! Highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Nadia Camilli. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I was impressed with the online intake forms that you complete before having your initial consultation. Very easy to complete. Session was very helpful to find out about the separation process and they answered all my questions. Would recommend this firm.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Irene Sim. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Brittany Whalen is a wonderful lawyer . She really cares for her clients.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jack Whalen. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I empower clients by making sure they are well-informed about their rights and have a clear understanding of the options available to them.I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.TESTIMONIAL“Brittany Whalen is a fantastic lawyer. She’s fearless and willing to go as many extra miles as it takes. I have witnessed her not only practice law, but actually change law. She’s a thinker and a doer who is willing to think outside the conventional legal framework when she needs to. She gets results.”– E.BIf you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
The firm went above and beyond our expectations and resolved our matter in a very timely manner! Thank you Brittney!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Presidential Leasing. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I empower clients by making sure they are well-informed about their rights and have a clear understanding of the options available to them.I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.TESTIMONIAL“Brittany Whalen is a fantastic lawyer. She’s fearless and willing to go as many extra miles as it takes. I have witnessed her not only practice law, but actually change law. She’s a thinker and a doer who is willing to think outside the conventional legal framework when she needs to. She gets results.”– E.BIf you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I'm so grateful for the guidance and support of Brittany Whalen during my divorce. Her knowledge and support made a very difficult time much more bareable. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jamie Guy. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I empower clients by making sure they are well-informed about their rights and have a clear understanding of the options available to them.I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.TESTIMONIAL“Brittany Whalen is a fantastic lawyer. She’s fearless and willing to go as many extra miles as it takes. I have witnessed her not only practice law, but actually change law. She’s a thinker and a doer who is willing to think outside the conventional legal framework when she needs to. She gets results.”– E.BIf you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Brittany Whalen is a wonderful lawyer. She goes over and beyond for her clients.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Glennis Whalen. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Concord. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I empower clients by making sure they are well-informed about their rights and have a clear understanding of the options available to them.I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.TESTIMONIAL“Brittany Whalen is a fantastic lawyer. She’s fearless and willing to go as many extra miles as it takes. I have witnessed her not only practice law, but actually change law. She’s a thinker and a doer who is willing to think outside the conventional legal framework when she needs to. She gets results.”– E.BIf you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Andrew Brown. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I had dinner at a taco place which had 5 stars on TripAdvisor, and I ended up waiting over an hour until I was served. I wonder what happened there - tacos are so easy to make! The point is you should do your research and due diligence for your specific case, because I think, unlike tacos, these matters might be a little too important in your life to rely on Google reviews. That said, will definitely consider these guys for all my future divorces... :)
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Seth T. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 275-8039.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
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A wonderful group of lawyers, clerks, and intake staff, always looking out for the best interests of every client they serve. Russell Alexander Collaborative Lawyers have been helping families since 1998. Highly recommended!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with our team. Since 1998, we've been dedicated to serving families with the utmost care and professionalism. Your recommendation means a lot to us.
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Knowledgeable lawyers who will get it right during complicated cases!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Richard Olson. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Rick Pettica has been there every step of the way for me throughout the entire case. He has gone above and beyond for me and has helped me throughout all of the difficult times. Rick, I can't thank you enough. I highly recommend him for any if your family law needs he is superb!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, J Kistindey. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Rick Peticca.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Rick Peticca:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I focus on all aspects of family law and matrimonial law by helping clients find resolution on a myriad of areas which include child-related matters, support, and property issues and also in drafting and finalizing domestic contracts – cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, paternity agreements, and separation agreements.Given the unique areas of family law and matrimonial law, the relationship which a client has with his or her lawyer is extremely important in that there needs to exist a high level of mutual trust between them, and this level of trust requires transparency and forthrightness between the lawyer and the client so that they are able to work together effectively. As it is often said, there are no two cases exactly the same, and each case differs on their own unique set of facts.As a lawyer, I see one of my roles as providing assistance to clients by working alongside them and helping my clients make decisions which will lead to a resolution that is based on the facts of their specific case. I provide my clients with the technical knowledge and expertise such that they obtain the legal advice and my assistance to work with them in devising, implementing and carrying out a strategy to advance their matter towards a resolution within the framework of the law.Over my 14 years of practicing family law, I have learned that given the emotional characteristics with family law and matrimonial law, it is always best for the lawyer and the client to canvass a less, litigious approach to resolve these cases, if, when, and where possible. This requires the lawyer and the client to explore other dispute resolution mechanisms such as negotiations and mediation that will hopefully de-escalate any pre-existing heightened emotions in the “dispute” between two spouses or parents or grandparents. Sometimes, other experts from different professional backgrounds may be called on to assist the parties to reach a resolution. These experts include psychologists, counsellors, therapists, mediators, valuators, accountants, and parenting coordinators – to name a few.Where it is not possible to resolve a matter through a less, litigious approach, then this would require the lawyer and the client to work together within adversarial systems such as court or arbitration to find a resolution to a specific case. My experience as a family lawyer brings many years of practicing family law across different dispute resolution mechanisms – negotiations and mediation, and also litigation and arbitration.I have appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, namely the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. I have also had the opportunity and honour to be the sole counsel of record on a leave application on a family law matter that was brought before the highest court in Canada, being the Supreme Court of Canada.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Rick Pettica is an astounding lawyer. Extremely professional, knowledgeable and most especially caring. He gives great advice and he puts his client first. I can't reccomend him enough. If anyone is in need of a great family lawyer Rick is your guy!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Anonymous Artistry. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Rick Peticca.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Rick Peticca:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I focus on all aspects of family law and matrimonial law by helping clients find resolution on a myriad of areas which include child-related matters, support, and property issues and also in drafting and finalizing domestic contracts – cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, paternity agreements, and separation agreements.Given the unique areas of family law and matrimonial law, the relationship which a client has with his or her lawyer is extremely important in that there needs to exist a high level of mutual trust between them, and this level of trust requires transparency and forthrightness between the lawyer and the client so that they are able to work together effectively. As it is often said, there are no two cases exactly the same, and each case differs on their own unique set of facts.As a lawyer, I see one of my roles as providing assistance to clients by working alongside them and helping my clients make decisions which will lead to a resolution that is based on the facts of their specific case. I provide my clients with the technical knowledge and expertise such that they obtain the legal advice and my assistance to work with them in devising, implementing and carrying out a strategy to advance their matter towards a resolution within the framework of the law.Over my 14 years of practicing family law, I have learned that given the emotional characteristics with family law and matrimonial law, it is always best for the lawyer and the client to canvass a less, litigious approach to resolve these cases, if, when, and where possible. This requires the lawyer and the client to explore other dispute resolution mechanisms such as negotiations and mediation that will hopefully de-escalate any pre-existing heightened emotions in the “dispute” between two spouses or parents or grandparents. Sometimes, other experts from different professional backgrounds may be called on to assist the parties to reach a resolution. These experts include psychologists, counsellors, therapists, mediators, valuators, accountants, and parenting coordinators – to name a few.Where it is not possible to resolve a matter through a less, litigious approach, then this would require the lawyer and the client to work together within adversarial systems such as court or arbitration to find a resolution to a specific case. My experience as a family lawyer brings many years of practicing family law across different dispute resolution mechanisms – negotiations and mediation, and also litigation and arbitration.I have appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, namely the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. I have also had the opportunity and honour to be the sole counsel of record on a leave application on a family law matter that was brought before the highest court in Canada, being the Supreme Court of Canada.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
This firm was professional and efficient. Sonia was communicative throughout the process which was very much appreciated.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Stefanie Pingitore. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I’ve know Sonia for years. She is an amazing at her job, experienced and knowledgeable. She will always go the extra mile!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Samantha Hassall. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
A huge shout out to Sonia Camilli! I had so many questions and things to get organized, which can be such a headache when you have no idea where to start. She's great at keeping us on our toes and steering us into the right direction.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Fatima Nicolas. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
sonia camilli is very knowledgeable and amazing at what she does. And the best part is, we have the same name! 👏🏻
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sonia Camilli. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia Camilli is the the most efficient and organized person I know. She loves her job and I know she'll do everything she can to assist clients!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, alex camilli. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
We've had the pleasure of Brittany Whalen assisting us with our case. She was professional, meticulous, very responsive and showed a great level of care. When we reached out at first our hopes of winning our case were slim, but Brittany's dedication and knowledge proved otherwise. Ultimately, she ended up fully resolving our issues going above and beyond our expectations.Brittany is a lawyer we can count on to represent our interests to the highest standard. We would recommend her to anyone, and absolutely use her servises again in the future.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Ilya T. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I empower clients by making sure they are well-informed about their rights and have a clear understanding of the options available to them.I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.TESTIMONIAL“Brittany Whalen is a fantastic lawyer. She’s fearless and willing to go as many extra miles as it takes. I have witnessed her not only practice law, but actually change law. She’s a thinker and a doer who is willing to think outside the conventional legal framework when she needs to. She gets results.”– E.BIf you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I was very hesitant to openly discuss personal matters around my marriage contract. I spoke with Nafisa Nazarali at the firmNafisa is consummate professional.She is a great listener and provided excellent direction.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Junaid Syed. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Nafisa Nazarali.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Managing Associate Lawyer, Nafisa Nazarali:I am the managing associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and property issues.I am committed to my clients and make sure that I do everything in my power to achieve the most desirable results that reflect each of their unique situations. I am a collaboratively trained lawyer and use my skills as a collaborative lawyer to find creative ways of achieving positive results for my clients. Children matter to me and I practice keeping the best interest of children as a primary focus when providing legal advice and strategies for my clients.I graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University, where I majored in Psychology. I completed my Juris Doctor Program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. In 2010, I was called to the Bar in Ontario. I have been practicing exclusively in family law since my call to the bar.Before I joined Russell Alexander as an associate, I practiced family law at a boutique firm in Vaughan, Ontario.Social justice issues have always been important to me. During law school, I completed a six-week internship with the Development of Human Rights India (DHRI). I was also the recipient of the John Yaremko Q.C. Scholarship for my interest and academic achievements in the study of human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law. I am committed to giving back to the community and currently sit as a Board of Director at two different organizations, Luke’s Place and the Malvern Family Resource Centre.I have a passion for travelling and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Lori Dubin! Best ever!!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Austin Campriello. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I employ a client-centered approach. My goal is to get my clients the best possible results by providing practical and efficient advice.After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I have been working with RIA law since April 2021. I chose to go with this firm as I was pleased with the initial consult with Margie Primero-Pimentel and subsequent work. Margie Primero-Pimentel and her team have been very supportive throughout this difficult and emotionally challenging time. Communication with everyone has been timely and efficient. They patiently and clearly explain each step of the process. I feel confident that I am in good hands.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Letisha. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Margie Primero-Pimentel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Margie Primero-Pimentel:As a family law lawyer, I assist clients who are going through the breakdown of their relationship through the process of out-of-court negotiations or through the family law court system. I provide advice and guidance to clients that is focused on my clients and their children’s interests and needs.After practicing as a family law litigator for over thirteen years, I felt compelled to focus my practice on providing clients with alternative dispute resolution options. I witnessed, first-hand, the financial and emotional cost of litigation on families, especially children. As such, I obtained my training to become a certified collaborative family law practitioner as well as certification and accreditation for family mediation. I am passionate about facilitating fair and reasonable settlements for my clients both as a collaborative family law practitioner and as a mediator.Although my primary approach is to encourage, facilitate and assist my clients with reaching fair and reasonable settlements, I realize that there are a minority of cases that require the intervention of the Court. I have assisted and represented clients in court before the Superior Court of Justice, the Unified Family Court and Ontario Court of Justice throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto, Vaughan/Newmarket, Mississauga/Brampton, Milton, Oshawa, Hamilton, Collingwood and Barrie. I strive to advocate for my clients and to assist them in presenting their case in the most effective and persuasive manner. Throughout the process of litigation, I advise and assist my clients in determining the cost of the litigation versus the end result they will likely achieve.I believe that, as a family law lawyer, I have a unique opportunity to provide emotionally-intelligent advice to clients that will assist them in moving forward with their lives in a better position. I view each file in a holistic manner, striving to provide my clients with the advice and assistance they need to make the most appropriate and informed decisions for themselves and their children.My goal, in any case, is to assist my clients in reaching a fair and reasonable resolution to the issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship while minimizing the financial and emotional damage that are the inevitable consequences of separation.Upon being called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, I worked as a paralegal at a civil litigation firm in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for five years, where I assisted lawyers with mass tort cases. I returned to my hometown of Toronto, Ontario, after the birth of my first child. Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was an associate at family law firms in downtown Toronto, North York, Vaughan as well as a principal lawyer of my own firm. I have over 18 years’ experience in providing clients with practical and compassionate legal advice and assistance and over 13 years in family law as a litigator, negotiator and mediator.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, C D. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Jesse. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I know Brittany Whalen for 20 years, she is a lovely person, really professional, responsible, diligent and organized.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Tatica. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Steven. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Jenna. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Ezgi. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Highly recommend Brittany Whalen. I’ve know her for years. She is one of the smartest people I know! She is very dedicated, amazing listener, very professional.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Chris. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Stephanie is professional and due diligent! Her work is good quality and value.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sasha. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Stephanie Brooks.Here is some more information from our Lawyer Candidate, Stephanie Brooks:Born and raised in Whitby, I attended Trafalgar Castle School, where I was active in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles. I spent most of my extracurricular time in competitive dance, highlighted by my acceptance on the Canadian National Tap Team, representing Canada on a world stage.In 2018, I graduated from Queen’s University on the Dean’s Honours List. Throughout my years at Queen’s, I continued to enjoy an involved and active lifestyle as a member of the Queen’s University competitive Pom Team.I have had a fascination with law and justice from a young age. At the age of 7, I declared I wanted to be a lawyer. Following my undergraduate degree, I took the next step to turn that long-standing dream into a career. I have now completed my Law Degree at the University of Liverpool in England and I am excited to continue working towards being called to the Bar in Ontario.Now, when I am not at work, I can be found at the gym or on walks with my dog, travelling or dreaming of travelling. I have had the opportunity to venture outside of North America to Australia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and most recently the United Kingdom. Although born and raised in Canada, the cold weather is not necessarily my cup of tea so I jump at the opportunity to travel to warmer weather whenever possible.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Lori is very friendly, knowledgeable and responsive.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Zulu. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Adam. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I was referred by a friend to connect with Lori Dubin. After working with 2 different lawyers, I felt supported by Lori and she patiently explained to me all the steps I could face during my case. That gave me enough understanding to make the best decisions and I couldn’t be happier to be working with Lori. Best decision I made.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Fabiana. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Sarah. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Bess. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I'm so grateful for having worked with Lori Dubin. Very helpful and was reachable during off hours. 10/10 recommend to a friend.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Ben. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I have had a bad legal experience and I chose to use Lori Dubin as my lawyer and it has been the best choice I have made in a while she has helped me through this rough time with her kindness her years of experience and her great attention to me her client and fighting to get me the best results for my situation and I have 100% faith in her on doing this. I just want to say thank you Lori for your patience and your will to help me get through this I am very grateful and will recommend you if I know anyone in need of legal assistance.Thank you Jerome Bosnjak
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jerome. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Markham. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Working with Lori Dubin has been an extremely seamless experience. She’s very responsive and easy to work with!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Nancy. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Lori Dubin is very approachable , professional and attentive. Recommend highly.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Ainat. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Lori Dubin.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Lori Dubin:After 17 years of practicing law, I am certain that taking cases to court is the most costly and time-consuming process. There are other ways to achieve a successful outcome and I do my best to utilize those alternative options.While I’ve resolved many cases without the need for trials, sometimes, the only way to success is through the trial process. I’m not intimidated by it at all. Prior to practicing family law, I spent 11 years as a criminal trial lawyer. I focused my work on criminality arising from my client’s domestic relationships. I’m exceptionally skilled at running and winning trials. My experience working with rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and examining witnesses under oath surpasses that of most family lawyers in Ontario. I owe my success to years of experience and my education during both my Honors Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology and Mass Communications and my years of studying at a world-renowned Canadian law school named Osgoode Hall.Since graduating from academia, I’ve trained lawyers and law students at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program and as an adjunct professor for various other institutions. I have also supervised Juris Doctor candidates as their articling principle and was a commentator on Court TV Canada. I’m currently an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association. In an effort to give back to a community, I have counseled individuals dependent on Legal Aid and worked on numerous Pro Bono assignments.When I’m not working with clients, you can find me with family and friends. I am a health and fitness enthusiast and I love dogs, especially my toy poodle.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 204-0455.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
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I had Golan Yaron pick up my case when my original lawyer left to start her own firm. Golan and his team were great the entire way through my separation. They explained everything in great detail and were always available to answer any questions I had. They were upfront with all of my options and what costs I would be incurring. Yes, it can get expensive, but that is going to be the case pretty much everywhere so its not something that can really be avoided. I have absolutely no regrets from choosing Russell Alexander and would recommend for others.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that Golan Yaron and our team at Russell Alexander were able to provide you with the support and guidance you needed during your separation.We understand that navigating legal matters can be complex and stressful, especially during a separation. That's why our team is dedicated to providing clear explanations, transparent guidance, and reliable support every step of the way. We are delighted to hear that Golan and his team were able to meet your expectations and provide you with the assistance you needed.Your recommendation means the world to us, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to assist you during this challenging time. Should you ever need legal counsel or support in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help, every step of the way.Thank you again for choosing Russell Alexander.
I wish I could click for 6 stars! Margie is the best family lawyer I have ever dealt with. She is kind, non-judgemental and actually does what she says she will do. Prompt return of calls/emails, efficient and extremely knowledgeable. I have used her twice and wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again. I would recommend her to any of my friends, family or Financial Planning clients of mine.
Dawn was helpful!
Response from the owner: Thank you for sharing your feedback about Dawn! We appreciate your kind words and are glad to hear that she has been helpful to you.At our firm, we strive to provide exceptional service and support to our clients, and Dawn embodies that commitment. Her dedication to assisting you and addressing your needs is greatly appreciated.We will make sure to pass along your appreciation to Dawn. Feedback like yours motivates us to continue delivering the highest level of service to our clients.If you have any further questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you every step of the way.Thank you once again for acknowledging Dawn's helpfulness. We look forward to serving you with the same level of care and commitment in the future.
I spoke with Carter Chartier! What a polite and lovely young man! Very helpful!
Response from the owner: Thank you for sharing your positive experience after speaking with Carter Chartier! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear about your encounter with him.At our firm, we take pride in hiring professional and courteous individuals like Carter. We believe that excellent client service starts with a friendly and helpful attitude. Carter's dedication to providing a positive experience reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients.We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Carter. Your feedback serves as motivation for him and reinforces the importance of his role in assisting our clients effectively.If there is anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out. We are here to support you and provide any help you may need.Thank you once again for sharing your positive experience with Carter Chartier. We look forward to serving you with the same level of professionalism and courtesy in the future.
I dealt with Carter Chartier when I called and he was very knowledgeable about my situation and my needs. Thank you so much carter!!
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with Carter Chartier! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear about the knowledge and assistance he provided during your call.Carter's commitment to understanding your situation and addressing your needs is a testament to his expertise and dedication to client satisfaction. We are proud to have him as a valuable member of our team, and we will make sure to pass along your kind words to him.At our firm, we strive to provide knowledgeable and personalized support to every client. We understand the importance of addressing your unique circumstances, and we are thrilled that Carter was able to assist you effectively.If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you and provide any help you may need throughout your legal journey.Once again, thank you for choosing our firm and for acknowledging Carter's exceptional service. We look forward to continuing to serve you with the same level of professionalism and expertise in the future.
I was disgruntled when I first had my divorce papers handed to me. I would ask friends that have been through it.Thereafter, I was recommended by a close friend to seek out Ms. Whalen at Russell Alexander.I was so pleased with the steadfast results that she continues to do on my behalf.I'd recommend consulting with her and her firm if you are in a case of divorce and wish to have closure.Thank youJASON
Response from the owner: Dear Jason,Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you are pleased with the steadfast results that Brittany and our firm have achieved on your behalf during your divorce case.We understand that going through a divorce can be a challenging and emotionally charged process. Our priority is to provide our clients with the support, guidance, and effective representation needed to help them find closure and reach a favorable resolution.We greatly appreciate your recommendation to consult with Brittany and our firm for divorce cases. Your endorsement means a lot to us, as it reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional legal services and achieving positive outcomes for our clients.If there is anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to continue supporting you and ensuring your needs are met.Once again, thank you for your kind words and for choosing our firm. We wish you the best as you move forward, and we remain dedicated to providing excellent legal representation.
Brittany Whalen listens to her clients, and works tirelessly to make sure they’re taken care of. Anyone with Brittany fighting for them is extremely fortunate!
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback about Brittany Whalen. We greatly appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear about your exceptional experience with her.At our firm, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients and their well-being. It is our utmost priority to listen to our clients' concerns, understand their needs, and work tirelessly to ensure they receive the best possible care and representation.We are glad to hear that Brittany has demonstrated these qualities during your time working together. Her commitment to fighting for her clients and ensuring their best interests are protected is commendable. We believe that having Brittany on your side is a true advantage, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.If there is anything else we can assist you with or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to provide ongoing support and guidance to you.Once again, thank you for your kind words and for entrusting Brittany with your legal matters. We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations and delivering the highest level of service.
I have used the services of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers yet again when I needed to modify child support. Once again they achieved the best results for me!!! Russell really has hands of gold! Thank you again! I recommend your law firm to everyone!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Gary.We really appreciate your nice compliments about how Russell & Team handled your case. They are very client focused.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people like you who are going through a separation or divorce. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you chose us, and how honoured we were to represent you.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Russell Alexander
Nafisa Nazarali is an extremely capable lawyer. Deeply knowledgable, patient, courteous and personable. Breaks down the legalese.
Response from the owner: Thanks, Varun. Much appreciated.
I retained Russell Alexander family lawyers to deal with my family law matter and Pedro was the clerk on my file. He definitely helped me to make the process less stressful and I felt that my interests were protected by a great team of professionals all along. Thank you!
I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Nafisa Nazarali fought hard for me. She went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney or law firm. Thank you so much Nafisa! We are forever grateful!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sanjeev Rathore. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Nafisa Nazarali.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Managing Associate Lawyer, Nafisa Nazarali:I am the managing associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and property issues.I am committed to my clients and make sure that I do everything in my power to achieve the most desirable results that reflect each of their unique situations. I am a collaboratively trained lawyer and use my skills as a collaborative lawyer to find creative ways of achieving positive results for my clients. Children matter to me and I practice keeping the best interest of children as a primary focus when providing legal advice and strategies for my clients.I graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University, where I majored in Psychology. I completed my Juris Doctor Program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. In 2010, I was called to the Bar in Ontario. I have been practicing exclusively in family law since my call to the bar.Before I joined Russell Alexander as an associate, I practiced family law at a boutique firm in Vaughan, Ontario.Social justice issues have always been important to me. During law school, I completed a six-week internship with the Development of Human Rights India (DHRI). I was also the recipient of the John Yaremko Q.C. Scholarship for my interest and academic achievements in the study of human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law. I am committed to giving back to the community and currently sit as a Board of Director at two different organizations, Luke’s Place and the Malvern Family Resource Centre.I have a passion for travelling and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I had the opportunity to work with Nafisa Nazarali recently. She is knowledgeable and caring professional that provided great advice. She was easy to work with, and accommodated to my busy schedule. I will definitely recommend her. Thank you Nafisa.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sanjeev Rathore. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Nafisa Nazarali.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Managing Associate Lawyer, Nafisa Nazarali:I am the managing associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I practice in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and property issues.I am committed to my clients and make sure that I do everything in my power to achieve the most desirable results that reflect each of their unique situations. I am a collaboratively trained lawyer and use my skills as a collaborative lawyer to find creative ways of achieving positive results for my clients. Children matter to me and I practice keeping the best interest of children as a primary focus when providing legal advice and strategies for my clients.I graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University, where I majored in Psychology. I completed my Juris Doctor Program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. In 2010, I was called to the Bar in Ontario. I have been practicing exclusively in family law since my call to the bar.Before I joined Russell Alexander as an associate, I practiced family law at a boutique firm in Vaughan, Ontario.Social justice issues have always been important to me. During law school, I completed a six-week internship with the Development of Human Rights India (DHRI). I was also the recipient of the John Yaremko Q.C. Scholarship for my interest and academic achievements in the study of human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law. I am committed to giving back to the community and currently sit as a Board of Director at two different organizations, Luke’s Place and the Malvern Family Resource Centre.I have a passion for travelling and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
A special thank you to Michelle Mulchan who has been my lawyer for the past 10 months. Her professionalism and compassion in handling my case was second to none. Her assistant Kaitlyn Swindells was instrumental in executing Michelle’s directions around the details of my case with great accuracy and efficiency. I highly recommend using Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers for your family law needs.
Shanza is an excellent professional. She’s a careful listener and you can tell that she really cares about her work..
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, MotherCare Homeopathic Clinic. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Shanza Sohail.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Student, Shanza Sohail:I am a law student at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. I believe in competence and compassion to help clients navigate a difficult period in their lives.I have completed my second year of law school at Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, I worked as a department assistant at Osgoode Professional Development, working hard to provide quality graduate and continuing education programs to students and internationally trained lawyers. Alongside school and work, I spent my time volunteering at student clubs, participating in numerous mooting competitions including the Lerners Cup. Prior to attending law school, I graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelors in Business Management where I specialized in Law and Business. During my time there, I participated in the Law and Business Legal Clinic where I enhanced my legal knowledge and provided pro-bono legal services to students.I have worked at an Immigration firm for three years as a legal assistant where I assisted with several immigration and refugee applications. The rewarding nature of my work, helping families reconnect with their loved ones, instilled in me the passion to attend law school and represent my community in their legal needs.Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and reading. Nothing makes me happier than having a stack of books next to me so I can spend my day off hoping onto my next fictional adventure wrapped in my blanket with a cup of hot chocolate to keep me company. Beside my fictional adventures, I can be found taking part in some real-life adventures. I have travelled to Korea, Ireland, UK, Switzerland, Dubai, Bahamas and Pakistan. Travelling has allowed me to share new and meaningful experiences which I love to capture with my camera!If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Great company, staff and service.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Hannah “43v3rJ”. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.
I had the pleasure on working with Renata and she went above and beyond for me. I couldn’t imagine getting thru my projects without her. Thanks so much Renata S.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Candi Lilou. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Renata Pedro.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Renata Pedro:Throughout my 11 years of working as a Family Law Clerk, I’ve worked closely in assisting counsel to provide excellent personalized services to each client in their Family Law matter. I ensure that I build a rapport to relate to each client and to help them transition through their difficult time. After many years of gaining knowledge working exclusively as a Family Law Clerk, I joined Russell Alexander’s amazing team in July 2021.In 2010, I graduated college obtaining my Law Clerk Diploma. I’ve since strived in interacting closely with clients in helping them assemble the necessary documents/information to commence their matter and explaining the process inside and outside of court. It is very important to me to be supportive and professional to each client’s unique situation.I currently reside in Brampton, but grew up in the Rexdale neighbourhood. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, relishing in the outdoors as the weather permits, travelling wherever I can, but most of all, taking extended road trips using the most scenic routes admiring the sunrise and sunsets!If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Russell Alexander is a fantastic lawyer. Friendly, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. I highly recommend him for any and all family law needs.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much. We really appreciate your nice compliments.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Nicole Harrison Amazing and extremely helpful and answered all my questions highly recommend
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Thahound69 Munro. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Nicole Harrison.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Legal Assistant/Social Worker, Nicole Harrison:I joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers in 2022 as a Legal Assistant/Social Worker. I hold two Honours Diplomas from Durham College as a Social Service Worker and in Community Services and Child Studies.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I had the pleasure of working with Nicole Harrison over the last two years. Nicole is a very compassionate individual, always going beyond to assist. One thing I admire about her is her leadership qualities and her ability to complete any given task promptly, allowing you that piece of mind that the job is done. Nicole is a great team player and will make an excellent employee. All the best, my dear. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Keep up the superb work ethic.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Camille Strachan. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Nicole Harrison.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Whitby. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Legal Assistant/Social Worker, Nicole Harrison:I joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers in 2022 as a Legal Assistant/Social Worker. I hold two Honours Diplomas from Durham College as a Social Service Worker and in Community Services and Child Studies.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 301-4619.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!I had the pleasure of Susanna Crichlow’s representation and I could not be happier. I wish I could give her more than five stars .From start to finish Susanna Crichlow was there for me. It did not matter what time of day or night, she was always there. She kept me well informed and explained everything to me in a way I could understand. She always had my daughter’s best interest,she gave her a voice. She is truly passionate about what she does. She does not leave a page unturned.From day one Susanna Crichlow went above and beyond to ensure my daughter received everything she’s entitled to. It was a success. Everything we were seeking was met.I cannot thank her enough for all she did. She is a rare find. In a weird way I am sad my case has come to an end. I enjoyed my time with her as she become someone I grew to know. Shes a lovely human being and an even better lawyer. She comes highly recommended. She will not disappoint .Tiffany
Response from the owner: Thank you, Tiffany, for such an incredible review and for sharing your experience with Susanna Crichlow. We are delighted to hear that Susanna's dedication and passion made such a positive impact on your case. She is indeed a remarkable attorney who consistently goes above and beyond for her clients, and your words truly capture her commitment to providing exceptional representation. We are proud to have her on our team and thrilled that your case was a success. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we are grateful for your trust and confidence. If you ever need assistance in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
I've just started this "journey" with Russell Alexander. I've dealt with Nicole and Rick so far. Just those two alone have made this extremely easy. I already feel like a huge weight as been lifted off my shoulders and I've basically just begun. What a great decision I made reaching out to them.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Nicole and Rick have made your experience smooth and uplifting. We're committed to supporting you every step of the way. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here for you!
As a family lawyer, Susanna Crichlow is a perfect balance between professionalism and approachability, making a challenging time in my life manageable to navigate.From the time Susanna has represented me it was evident that she is both personable and empathetic. Her patient and compassionate nature is demonstrated by her willingness to take the time to understand my situation. She listens attentively and offers insights to my situation, making me feel heard and supported. Her empathy is transparent, making it clear that she genuinely cares about my well-being and not only my legal affairs.Even with her warm demeanour, Susanna is all business when it comes to legal matters. She provides clear, no-nonsense advice, ensuring that I was well-informed and prepared for the process. Her professionalism is evident in her thorough approach, attention to detail, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome.Overall, Susanna is an exceptional family lawyer who combines empathy and professionalism in a way that instills confidence and trust. If you're looking for a lawyer to strongly advocate for your needs while also offering compassionate support, Susanna is the ideal choice.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. We are truly grateful for your kind words and are glad to hear that Susanna Crichlow could make a challenging time more manageable for you. It is always our goal to balance professionalism with approachability, and we are pleased to know that this came through in Susanna's representation of your case.Understanding and supporting our clients is very important to us, and we appreciate your recognition of Susanna's efforts to listen attentively and provide empathetic, yet clear and practical, advice. Your trust and confidence are invaluable, and we are dedicated to maintaining this standard for all our clients.Thank you again for your generous feedback. It has been a privilege to assist you, and we wish you all the best moving forward.
My experience with Susanna Crichlow from Russell Alexander has been incredible. Her and the team has worked to ensure I know my rights as a father and has given me the opportunity to continue to be the father I've always envisioned. I will always seek legal council from her and it truly is worth every penny. The time I get with my kids is invaluable and Susanna has made it possible.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that Susanna Crichlow and our team at Russell Alexander have been able to provide you with the support and guidance you needed during this time.Ensuring that fathers have the opportunity to maintain strong and meaningful relationships with their children is one of our top priorities, and we are delighted to hear that Susanna has helped you achieve this goal. Your kind words are a testament to her dedication and expertise in family law.We understand the importance of every moment spent with your children, and we are honored to have played a part in making those moments possible for you. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are invaluable to us, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have been of service to you.Should you ever need legal counsel or support in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help, every step of the way.Thank you again for choosing Russell Alexander.
Susanna Crichlow literally feels like your best friend with a well deserved and earned law degree unleashed against the world.Incredibly professional, yet she brings the biggest heart to the table. She truly cares and it’s apparent from the start.Navigating my divorce case and having her in my corner made all the difference. Truly appreciate that I was assigned to her within the firm. I was not prepared for the veracity and genuine care she brought right out of the gate.Divorce is likely the most difficult and painful life events you will ever experience. And Susanna pulled out all of the stops to mitigate everything!She always listened with her heart, utilized her professional knowledge and offered the best advice. Legally, personally and emotionally. I felt so heard and understood by her.I highly recommend Susanna Crichlow based on her humanity alone. Her legal expertise is a whole other beast. She is a force to be reckoned with and she will fight for you with her whole heart.I’m so grateful for you. Thank you Susanna! You made more of an impact than you will ever know. I wish you every blessing this world has to offer.You made all the difference. And I am forever in your debt.Bless you and yours.
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a heartfelt and thoughtful review. We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Susanna Crichlow. It's always our goal to provide compassionate and skilled legal representation, and Susanna embodies these qualities exceptionally well.We're thrilled to hear that Susanna's dedication and expertise made a significant impact on your case and helped you navigate such a challenging time. Her commitment to providing personalized, attentive service is a cornerstone of our practice, and your feedback affirms her excellence.Your kind words will undoubtedly motivate Susanna and the rest of our team to continue delivering the best possible service to our clients. We're grateful for the trust you placed in us and are pleased to have been a part of your journey.Once again, thank you for your glowing review. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Russell is excellent and his representation through a very difficult divorce was impeccable.
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your experience with Russell and our law firm. We are delighted to hear that you found Russell's representation during your difficult divorce to be excellent and impeccable.At RIA, we strive to provide our clients with the highest level of legal expertise and support during challenging times like divorce proceedings. Russell is a dedicated and skilled attorney, and we are pleased to know that his professionalism and diligence made a positive impact on your case.Our team understands that divorces can be emotionally draining, and we are committed to offering compassionate guidance throughout the process. We are thrilled that you felt supported and well-represented during this difficult period of your life.Your kind words serve as great encouragement for us to continue delivering top-notch legal services to all our clients. Should you or anyone you know require legal assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.Once again, we sincerely appreciate your review and your trust in our firm. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with.
Excellent service from Susanna Crichlow. Exceptional assistance when I was self representing to coach through the courts!
Response from the owner: Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Susanna Crichlow. We are thrilled to hear that you received excellent service and exceptional assistance during your time representing yourself in court.At our firm, we take pride in providing our clients with the highest standard of support and guidance throughout their legal journey. It is particularly rewarding to know that Susanna's expertise and coaching made a significant difference in your self-representation process.Navigating the complexities of the court system can be daunting, and we understand the challenges that individuals may face when representing themselves. We are delighted that Susanna was able to offer invaluable assistance, ensuring you were well-prepared and supported during this critical time.Your feedback is invaluable to us as it motivates us to continuously improve our services and uphold the level of excellence that our clients deserve. Should you require any further assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.Once again, thank you for choosing our firm, and we sincerely appreciate your kind words. We look forward to serving you and others in the future.
Susanna Crichlow conducted her self with impressive accuracy and professionalism at my first court hearing. To say I was impressed is an understatement. The opposition tried to undermine Ms. Crichlow experience and knowledge of being newly added to my file and failed miserably at doing so.I have the upmost respect and trust I’m being represented by one of the best!Thank you
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Terry Capsey. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Susanna Crichlow.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Susanna Crichlow:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, fully trained in Collaborative Practice, and able to leverage 7+ years of Family Law practice (including Motions Court, Mediation, Trial preparation and Settlement negotiations) in achieving favourable outcomes for my clients.Detail-oriented and highly motivated, I approach client consultations with a compassionate, but analytical mindset, and endeavor to provide my clients with the very best representation possible.Early in my career, I interned at Fasken Martineau, a leading Bay Street law firm (2010-2011), and was called to the Ontario Bar in September, 2012. I then practiced Family, Wills and Estates Law at a firm in Pickering, before eventually launching my own Family Law practice (SMC Law) in 2014. Having successfully managed my own practice for over 5 years, I joined Russell Alexander in November, 2019. I hold 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 I also graduated from the University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011). I am 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.I was born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where I developed a passion for law at a young age, interestingly, by watching the Canadian legal drama, Street Legal! Since migrating to Canada, I have pursued my professional and personal life with equal fervor, and together with my husband and young family, I enjoy tickle fights and games of hide and seek, as well as curling up on the couch for a good movie. I am also passionate about supporting local and international charities and humanitarian aid organizations, including World Vision International, ERDO, and The Salvation Army.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Susanna is great! , she’s professional and highly knowledgeable!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Louise tiramisou. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Susanna Crichlow.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Susanna Crichlow:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, fully trained in Collaborative Practice, and able to leverage 7+ years of Family Law practice (including Motions Court, Mediation, Trial preparation and Settlement negotiations) in achieving favourable outcomes for my clients.Detail-oriented and highly motivated, I approach client consultations with a compassionate, but analytical mindset, and endeavor to provide my clients with the very best representation possible.Early in my career, I interned at Fasken Martineau, a leading Bay Street law firm (2010-2011), and was called to the Ontario Bar in September, 2012. I then practiced Family, Wills and Estates Law at a firm in Pickering, before eventually launching my own Family Law practice (SMC Law) in 2014. Having successfully managed my own practice for over 5 years, I joined Russell Alexander in November, 2019. I hold 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 I also graduated from the University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011). I am 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.I was born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where I developed a passion for law at a young age, interestingly, by watching the Canadian legal drama, Street Legal! Since migrating to Canada, I have pursued my professional and personal life with equal fervor, and together with my husband and young family, I enjoy tickle fights and games of hide and seek, as well as curling up on the couch for a good movie. I am also passionate about supporting local and international charities and humanitarian aid organizations, including World Vision International, ERDO, and The Salvation Army.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I had the pleasure of working with associate lawyer Susanna and court clerk Courtney. Both ladies were amazing to work with, they were prompt with responses and quick to get things done. I had hired them under a limited scope practice and they were able to help me along every step of my court process and gave me the confidence I needed to proceed in representing myself in court! I would most definitely recommend these ladies and the firm they work for to anyone dealing with a family matter!!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Tyler Wolla. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Susanna Crichlow.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Susanna Crichlow:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, fully trained in Collaborative Practice, and able to leverage 7+ years of Family Law practice (including Motions Court, Mediation, Trial preparation and Settlement negotiations) in achieving favourable outcomes for my clients.Detail-oriented and highly motivated, I approach client consultations with a compassionate, but analytical mindset, and endeavor to provide my clients with the very best representation possible.Early in my career, I interned at Fasken Martineau, a leading Bay Street law firm (2010-2011), and was called to the Ontario Bar in September, 2012. I then practiced Family, Wills and Estates Law at a firm in Pickering, before eventually launching my own Family Law practice (SMC Law) in 2014. Having successfully managed my own practice for over 5 years, I joined Russell Alexander in November, 2019. I hold 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 I also graduated from the University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011). I am 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.I was born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where I developed a passion for law at a young age, interestingly, by watching the Canadian legal drama, Street Legal! Since migrating to Canada, I have pursued my professional and personal life with equal fervor, and together with my husband and young family, I enjoy tickle fights and games of hide and seek, as well as curling up on the couch for a good movie. I am also passionate about supporting local and international charities and humanitarian aid organizations, including World Vision International, ERDO, and The Salvation Army.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
If you are looking for a reliable family lawyer, look no further. Sussana Crichlow will work with you best of her abilities. Handling my case with utmost attention, she always there to answer my questions. Susanna was very helpful in resolving my issue with positive results. She was extremely helpful in guiding me through the process and helping me to understand how each step was taken. Patience and honesty make her great Lawyer. I would highly recommend her to all my friends and family.Ramanihar.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Ramanihar Siva. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Susanna Crichlow.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Susanna Crichlow:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, fully trained in Collaborative Practice, and able to leverage 7+ years of Family Law practice (including Motions Court, Mediation, Trial preparation and Settlement negotiations) in achieving favourable outcomes for my clients.Detail-oriented and highly motivated, I approach client consultations with a compassionate, but analytical mindset, and endeavor to provide my clients with the very best representation possible.Early in my career, I interned at Fasken Martineau, a leading Bay Street law firm (2010-2011), and was called to the Ontario Bar in September, 2012. I then practiced Family, Wills and Estates Law at a firm in Pickering, before eventually launching my own Family Law practice (SMC Law) in 2014. Having successfully managed my own practice for over 5 years, I joined Russell Alexander in November, 2019. I hold 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 I also graduated from the University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011). I am 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.I was born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where I developed a passion for law at a young age, interestingly, by watching the Canadian legal drama, Street Legal! Since migrating to Canada, I have pursued my professional and personal life with equal fervor, and together with my husband and young family, I enjoy tickle fights and games of hide and seek, as well as curling up on the couch for a good movie. I am also passionate about supporting local and international charities and humanitarian aid organizations, including World Vision International, ERDO, and The Salvation Army.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I would strongly recommend Russell Alexander Law Firm to anyone needing family law help! Susanna Crichlow, and her clerk, Courtney Derick, provided sound advice, service and were deeply empathetic! They both went above and beyond to help me and to ensure my case went smoothly and quickly. Thank you both.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Michael K. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Susanna Crichlow and Courtney Derick.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Susanna Crichlow:I am an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, fully trained in Collaborative Practice, and able to leverage 7+ years of Family Law practice (including Motions Court, Mediation, Trial preparation and Settlement negotiations) in achieving favourable outcomes for my clients.Detail-oriented and highly motivated, I approach client consultations with a compassionate, but analytical mindset, and endeavor to provide my clients with the very best representation possible.Early in my career, I interned at Fasken Martineau, a leading Bay Street law firm (2010-2011), and was called to the Ontario Bar in September, 2012. I then practiced Family, Wills and Estates Law at a firm in Pickering, before eventually launching my own Family Law practice (SMC Law) in 2014. Having successfully managed my own practice for over 5 years, I joined Russell Alexander in November, 2019. I hold 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 I also graduated from the University of Toronto’s Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program (2011). I am 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.I was born and raised in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where I developed a passion for law at a young age, interestingly, by watching the Canadian legal drama, Street Legal! Since migrating to Canada, I have pursued my professional and personal life with equal fervor, and together with my husband and young family, I enjoy tickle fights and games of hide and seek, as well as curling up on the couch for a good movie. I am also passionate about supporting local and international charities and humanitarian aid organizations, including World Vision International, ERDO, and The Salvation Army.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Very knowledgeable and friendly
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Hans And Gisela Stark. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Laura is a top notch hardworking individual who would be a great asset to have on any team. She has a cheerful attitude that would strongly benefit her teammates. Very professional with a passion for helping others. She always puts high value on doing a good job.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Kevin Summerhill. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Laura Peel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Office Manager, Laura Peel:I have over 18 years of administrative experience. I use my knowledge to directly benefit clients and ensure the firm runs smoothly and efficiently by drafting documents, scheduling appointments and keeping client files organized.In 2017, I was appointed the firm’s account specialist, expanding my role in managing client accounts. In this position, I work directly with clients by fielding requests and helping them understand the billing process.I do my best to support the firm’s clients as they navigate the challenging moments that brought them to our firm. I hold our clients in the highest regard and make sure that I treat each client with discretion, compassion and courtesy. I know that each client’s situation is unique and do my best to ensure they feel taken care of and heard.I graduated with Honours from the Legal Office Assistant Program at Centennial College. I also achieved a Diploma in Advertising from Durham College. I enjoy travelling and escaping to the cottage with my husband, three kids and two dogs.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Laura is great!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Penny Lankin. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Laura Peel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Office Manager, Laura Peel:I have over 18 years of administrative experience. I use my knowledge to directly benefit clients and ensure the firm runs smoothly and efficiently by drafting documents, scheduling appointments and keeping client files organized.In 2017, I was appointed the firm’s account specialist, expanding my role in managing client accounts. In this position, I work directly with clients by fielding requests and helping them understand the billing process.I do my best to support the firm’s clients as they navigate the challenging moments that brought them to our firm. I hold our clients in the highest regard and make sure that I treat each client with discretion, compassion and courtesy. I know that each client’s situation is unique and do my best to ensure they feel taken care of and heard.I graduated with Honours from the Legal Office Assistant Program at Centennial College. I also achieved a Diploma in Advertising from Durham College. I enjoy travelling and escaping to the cottage with my husband, three kids and two dogs.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Laura Peel is amazing
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Julie Lankin. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Laura Peel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Office Manager, Laura Peel:I have over 18 years of administrative experience. I use my knowledge to directly benefit clients and ensure the firm runs smoothly and efficiently by drafting documents, scheduling appointments and keeping client files organized.In 2017, I was appointed the firm’s account specialist, expanding my role in managing client accounts. In this position, I work directly with clients by fielding requests and helping them understand the billing process.I do my best to support the firm’s clients as they navigate the challenging moments that brought them to our firm. I hold our clients in the highest regard and make sure that I treat each client with discretion, compassion and courtesy. I know that each client’s situation is unique and do my best to ensure they feel taken care of and heard.I graduated with Honours from the Legal Office Assistant Program at Centennial College. I also achieved a Diploma in Advertising from Durham College. I enjoy travelling and escaping to the cottage with my husband, three kids and two dogs.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
He is a really good lawyer
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Doreen Mcquiggan. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I have been dealing with Kelly and she is very professional in her dealings with me. She has been more than helpful in getting me to the consultation process in a timely manner.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Teresa Bernier. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Kelly Lourenco.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Social Worker, Kelly Lourenco:My name is Kelly Lourenco and I am new to the Russell Alexander team. I am joining the team as a Social Worker/Intake Specialist. I graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and I have over 15 years of experience in the social services field in a variety of settings. I worked as an intake worker for a children’s mental health agency and additionally as a supervised access facilitator. I enjoy listening to and supporting the people that I work with to help them identify and reach their goals.I have lived in the Durham Region my whole life. I have a young son and cat. We enjoy movie nights and walks to the park. During my free time I enjoy reading a good book and practicing yoga. I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Russell Alexander team.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I had the pleasure to work alongside Sonia Camilli. She is very professional and pays great attention to her clients. Their concerns were always heard and she went above and beyond making her clients happy and feel safe given certain situations. She is a valuable asset to have.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Alejandra D'Eath. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia Camilli is a loyal, smart and a dedicated worker. She is a natural at whatever she does.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jolie Boudreau. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Oshawa. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (289) 799-3866.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
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Russell is one of the most exceptional attorneys I know. I am a fellow, family law attorney - I practice in the U.S. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a family member or close friend to Russell and his team. They have a wealth of experience, and a dedication and level of commitment to achieving the very best for their clients.
Russell Alexander and his team are the only family law firm in Ontario you need to call. The firm offers first rate representation and goes the extra mile for every client. As an attorney in another jurisdiction, I can tell you that I would trust them with my own clients and they are my go-to referral. There is no higher compliment.
Aliza is a closer !After spending ten painful years with three different lawyers, Aliza was able to reach an agreement in seven months.A week prior to my pre trail , my previous lawyer bailed on me due to mental stress .Aliza was heaven sent !My case was very complicated, my ex was self employed and understated her income, she was going after spousal support. I was married for 16 years with two young children, one with ADHD , she was also seeking child support and the access schedule was also an issue.There were pensions involved and other serious issues .I found Aliza to be highly organized and responsive. She knows how to get things done in an efficient manner . I would not hesitate to recommend Aliza to anyone who is dealing with a separation.Ryan R
Response from the owner: Thank you, Ryan, for your heartfelt review and for sharing your positive experience with Aliza. We are delighted to hear that Aliza was able to make such a significant and positive impact on your case.It's not uncommon for legal matters to be challenging and emotionally draining, and it's wonderful to hear that Aliza's expertise and dedication brought resolution to your situation in a relatively short period of time. Her ability to navigate a complicated case involving understated income, spousal support, child support, and access schedules, along with pension issues, is truly commendable.We are proud to have Aliza as part of our team, and your kind words serve as a testament to her outstanding organizational skills, responsiveness, and efficiency in handling complex family law matters.Your recommendation of Aliza to others facing similar challenges is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to assisting more clients with the same level of care and professionalism that you experienced. If you ever need our services in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you once again for your trust and feedback.
Ms. Primero-Pimentel is a very dedicated lawyer. She spent countless hours researching case law to help me with my case. I truly appreciated her effort in trying to resolve my case in the most cost effective manner. Her care and concern for my case was above and beyond what I expected. Ms. Pedro is professional, efficient and polite. I would highly recommend them to anyone requiring family law lawyer.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Paul Mineiro. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Margie Primero-Pimentel.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Margie Primero-Pimentel:I am an associate family law lawyer, collaborative family law practitioner and an Accredited Family Mediator at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.As a family law lawyer, I assist clients who are going through the breakdown of their relationship through the process of out-of-court negotiations or through the family law court system. I provide advice and guidance to clients that is focused on my clients and their children’s interests and needs.After practicing as a family law litigator for over thirteen years, I felt compelled to focus my practice on providing clients with alternative dispute resolution options. I witnessed, first-hand, the financial and emotional cost of litigation on families, especially children. As such, I obtained my training to become a certified collaborative family law practitioner as well as certification and accreditation for family mediation. I am passionate about facilitating fair and reasonable settlements for my clients both as a collaborative family law practitioner and as a mediator.Although my primary approach is to encourage, facilitate and assist my clients with reaching fair and reasonable settlements, I realize that there are a minority of cases that require the intervention of the Court. I have assisted and represented clients in court before the Superior Court of Justice, the Unified Family Court and Ontario Court of Justice throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto, Vaughan/Newmarket, Mississauga/Brampton, Milton, Oshawa, Hamilton, Collingwood and Barrie. I strive to advocate for my clients and to assist them in presenting their case in the most effective and persuasive manner. Throughout the process of litigation, I advise and assist my clients in determining the cost of the litigation versus the end result they will likely achieve.I believe that, as a family law lawyer, I have a unique opportunity to provide emotionally-intelligent advice to clients that will assist them in moving forward with their lives in a better position. I view each file in a holistic manner, striving to provide my clients with the advice and assistance they need to make the most appropriate and informed decisions for themselves and their children.My goal, in any case, is to assist my clients in reaching a fair and reasonable resolution to the issues arising from the breakdown of their relationship while minimizing the financial and emotional damage that are the inevitable consequences of separation.Upon being called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, I worked as a paralegal at a civil litigation firm in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for five years, where I assisted lawyers with mass tort cases. I returned to my hometown of Toronto, Ontario, after the birth of my first child. Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was an associate at family law firms in downtown Toronto, North York, Vaughan as well as a principal lawyer of my own firm. I have over 18 years’ experience in providing clients with practical and compassionate legal advice and assistance and over 13 years in family law as a litigator, negotiator and mediator.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, G Davies. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Russell was good lawyer to work with for our closing. Responds to email within a couple of hours. Offers additional legal counsel and advice when things are not typical. His fees are very affordable and not outlandish. I highly recommend him as a lawyer.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review.
Golan and Christine,Golan was phenomenal to work with. As this was my first experience with the world of law, he was very understanding and was willing to take the time to make sure I felt confident in my comprehension of the everything along the way. I always felt Golan deeply cared about my well-being and quality of life; many times his advice ventured beyond the legal realm and into areas of my mental, physical, and emotional health. At a time where my divorce wasn’t the only major life circumstance on the table, I knew without a doubt that I could trust Golan to make sure this area of life was going to be taken care of. Golan could give just enough space for my emotions while being able to extract valuable information around ways to strategize; he even made mention to some of my own advice around dealing with my spouse being pertinent to the outcome landing in our favour. I felt included in the the process and in control of as much as I could be. His professionalism in court was impeccable (in fact, so professional that my former spouse fired his own lawyer and leveled up after witnessing Golan’s standards and behaviour in court.), and during every appearance he was always able to gain the court’s favour. He was always available to connect, and his commitment to me and consistent pressure towards the other side, resulted in a swift and satisfy outcome. There’s no question in my mind that Golan puts everything he has into caring for all aspects of his client’s experience, and I’m grateful for having had him represent and support me through what was the most challenging time in my life.Christine offers outstanding support as a law clerk. She’s always easy to connect with via phone or email, and as she’s often doing the majority of communication, it’s common to speak with her in less-than-optimal moments in the day. Christine was always considerate of my time, but also my overall life circumstances. She was sensitive and present every time I connected with her, even when she was calling for a simple question, I could always tell she was focused on caring for me in whatever way that looked like. Whether it was delivering news that’s challenging to hear, or confirming precise information, I always felt like a priority and that she was fully dedicated to all of my best interests. She heard all of the stories of my marriage and its fallout, and has an immense capacity for holding space and listening while also maintaining her professionalism and focus on her job. Even though she was asking personal questions in order to build a case, she’s so good at what she does that there were times I felt better just talking to her. Part of her job is to take your whole relationship and put it into point form notes, and not only does she do that accuracy and empathy, I was left with the bonus of feeling heard and validated. Christine is just all around a wonderful person, I’m so happy to have had her support throughout that time.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Miss Leigh. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Golan and Christine.
Sonia Camilli was a pleasure to work with, she has vast knowledge of the law and a deep understanding on how to treat clients. She is extremely professional and I highly recommend her work ethic.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Najib P. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia was a great hepl!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Dante. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
thank you Sonia!!!!!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Julian P. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I want to give a big 5 star to my aunt Sonia for being the best!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Christian Lucas. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
A big shout out to Sonia for her exemplary service!!!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, paul c. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
It was a great pleasure to deal with Pamela: she was very patient, personable and direct from the start.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Rudy Rampin. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela Favotto.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Pamela Favotto:I joined the Russell Alexander team as a family law clerk in October 2021. I am entirely self-taught in the law clerk profession – after moving to Canada from Italy at the age of 19, I graduated at Seneca College with a Tourism & Travel Diploma and then accepted a position as junior family law clerk in March 2017.Since I started working as a family law clerk, I immediately fell in love with the job: I found family law to be a very fascinating and important branch of law and my background in social sciences was helpful in dealing with clients and their sensitive matters in a tactful and empathetic way. I enjoy working closely with clients, listening and addressing their questions and insecurities, helping them to understand court procedures and documents and always being mindful of the often very difficult and delicate situations they are experiencing.Since 2017, I have worked exclusively in family law; at first for two sole solicitors and then at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, I assist lawyers in drafting pleadings, financial statements, briefs, motion materials and finalizing divorces.Originally from a small town in the north of Italy near Venice, I moved to Toronto in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. Recently, I have moved back to Italy in the city of Padua to be closer to my family. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling with my husband.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I can't say enough of Pamela's qualities: dedicated, emphatic and mature beyond her years. Although English is Pamela's second language, her wide reading of literary works speaks to a fine intelligence; she is a person of depth and delight.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Nìcolas Brusamolin. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela Favotto.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Pamela Favotto:I joined the Russell Alexander team as a family law clerk in October 2021. I am entirely self-taught in the law clerk profession – after moving to Canada from Italy at the age of 19, I graduated at Seneca College with a Tourism & Travel Diploma and then accepted a position as junior family law clerk in March 2017.Since I started working as a family law clerk, I immediately fell in love with the job: I found family law to be a very fascinating and important branch of law and my background in social sciences was helpful in dealing with clients and their sensitive matters in a tactful and empathetic way. I enjoy working closely with clients, listening and addressing their questions and insecurities, helping them to understand court procedures and documents and always being mindful of the often very difficult and delicate situations they are experiencing.Since 2017, I have worked exclusively in family law; at first for two sole solicitors and then at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, I assist lawyers in drafting pleadings, financial statements, briefs, motion materials and finalizing divorces.Originally from a small town in the north of Italy near Venice, I moved to Toronto in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. Recently, I have moved back to Italy in the city of Padua to be closer to my family. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling with my husband.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Everyone told me divirce was a hard process, but Pamela Favotto with Her knowledge and caring was able to calm me while filing formularies. Her Care meant more than words could express.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Martha Carreteros. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela Favotto.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Pamela Favotto:I joined the Russell Alexander team as a family law clerk in October 2021. I am entirely self-taught in the law clerk profession – after moving to Canada from Italy at the age of 19, I graduated at Seneca College with a Tourism & Travel Diploma and then accepted a position as junior family law clerk in March 2017.Since I started working as a family law clerk, I immediately fell in love with the job: I found family law to be a very fascinating and important branch of law and my background in social sciences was helpful in dealing with clients and their sensitive matters in a tactful and empathetic way. I enjoy working closely with clients, listening and addressing their questions and insecurities, helping them to understand court procedures and documents and always being mindful of the often very difficult and delicate situations they are experiencing.Since 2017, I have worked exclusively in family law; at first for two sole solicitors and then at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, I assist lawyers in drafting pleadings, financial statements, briefs, motion materials and finalizing divorces.Originally from a small town in the north of Italy near Venice, I moved to Toronto in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. Recently, I have moved back to Italy in the city of Padua to be closer to my family. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling with my husband.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Thank you Sonia for patieny guiding me through my divorce process, truely. Russell Alexander is lucky to have her working at your firm.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Anastasya Igoshin. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia is a very helpful friend who is always ready and willing to help out. Thank You SONIA!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Rosanna Rinaldi. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Sonia never disappoints!! The best in town 🤩
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Angela Florio. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Working with Russel has been a pleasure. He is patient, kind and supportive while knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommended.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Diane Goobie. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our firm.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I have to say that Sonia is very personable, professional and efficient. She is also hard-working and cares about her all the files she works on. Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is lucky to have her.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Ilva Riccelli. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Lindsay. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 702-4694.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
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Aliza had been amazing. During the entire duration of my process she had been there for me. Very commutative and available. Highly recommended!!!!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with Aliza and our team. We truly appreciate your kind words and your recommendation.We're thrilled to hear that Aliza's support made a positive impact on your entire process. Our team takes pride in being communicative and available to our clients, and your feedback reinforces our commitment to providing exceptional service.Aliza is dedicated to ensuring that our clients' needs are met with the utmost care and attention, and your acknowledgment of her support is greatly appreciated. We're delighted that you found our services valuable and were satisfied with your experience.Should you have any further needs or if there are specific aspects you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to assist you and provide the same level of dedication that you've come to appreciate.Once again, thank you for choosing us and for sharing your positive feedback. We look forward to continuing to serve you and provide the excellent service you deserve.
Michelle Snoek is hard working and kind. You’re in good hands if she’s on your team!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Lyndsay Fintelman. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Michelle Snoek.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I've known Sonia Camilli for years and I want to give her a 5 star review because I think she is so happy, patient, kind and always willing to help.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sabrina Kinal. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Sonia Camilli.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Sonia Camilli:I recently joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a family law clerk. I have over 6 years of experience in family law ranging from in-depth case research, preparing, serving and filing legal court documents. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in Examinations for Discovery, Mediations, and Family Law Trials.I have always had a passion for law, specifically family law. I understand that there are enough stresses in life to have to deal with and adding domestic issues will only add to one’s stress. This is why I make sure to develop relationships with clients so that they feel comfortable knowing that their file is in good care.After obtaining my Honours B.A in Criminology at the University of Toronto, my passion for law motivated me to complete an LL.B from the University of Leicester in the U.K. While living in the U.K., I made a point to travel Europe and introduce myself to different people, cultures, and foods. These experiences have molded me into the positive, hard-working and motivated person I am today.When not at work, you can find me pursuing some of my other passions such as Interior Design, learning about History or Archaeology, or in the kitchen cooking and baking yummy desserts for my children.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Kristen Payne. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
I met Pamela when I asked her for an informational interview as I plan on becoming a legal professional. Pamela was very helpful and insightful during my conversation with her. You can tell she’s passionate about law and has a great heart. We’ve kept in contact since, and she provides me with additional tips as I apply to law school this summer. I never would have imagined that I would walk out of an informational interview with a mentor. I really have nothing but the best to say about Pamela.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, nikoletta gabriele. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela Favotto.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Pamela Favotto:I joined the Russell Alexander team as a family law clerk in October 2021. I am entirely self-taught in the law clerk profession – after moving to Canada from Italy at the age of 19, I graduated at Seneca College with a Tourism & Travel Diploma and then accepted a position as junior family law clerk in March 2017.Since I started working as a family law clerk, I immediately fell in love with the job: I found family law to be a very fascinating and important branch of law and my background in social sciences was helpful in dealing with clients and their sensitive matters in a tactful and empathetic way. I enjoy working closely with clients, listening and addressing their questions and insecurities, helping them to understand court procedures and documents and always being mindful of the often very difficult and delicate situations they are experiencing.Since 2017, I have worked exclusively in family law; at first for two sole solicitors and then at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, I assist lawyers in drafting pleadings, financial statements, briefs, motion materials and finalizing divorces.Originally from a small town in the north of Italy near Venice, I moved to Toronto in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. Recently, I have moved back to Italy in the city of Padua to be closer to my family. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling with my husband.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Daphne is an excellent employee and even better person! I'm looking forward to continuing our work together.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Giles Ober. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Daphne Brookes.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Toronto. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Daphne was a delight to work with and couldn't have asked for a better experience, thank you for everything!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Brett Kohler. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Daphne.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
If I had to choose one word to characterize Pamela, "tenacious" comes to mind. Specifically, Pamela is a people-person who is efficient, detail-oriented, and capable. She excels in dynamic settings that necessitate problem-solving abilities, as I experienced firsthand in her management of her Toronto co-owned business. Pamela's passion and enthusiasm for her profession are clear in the energy and empathy she delivers to clients, in my opinion. Finally, as a young adult, I put myself in Pamela's position when she was my age and consider the difficult decision, she took to come to Canada alone. Pamela's tenacity allowed her to not only achieve but also exceed her goals, which is something I admire about her.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Dan Dzn. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Thank you so much, for helping me with my divorce. You gave me professional help, with a quick response!Great work and Thank you so much !
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Darryl Murray. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our team.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
My wife and I worked with Brittany Whelan at the Russell Alexander legal firm. We were impressed with the warmth and professionalism of the team and especially Ms. Whelan. She has a positive personality and helped us with sound legal advice. We both noticed the care taken keeping everyone safe with this pandemic. I can recommend Russell Alexander and his team, particularly Brittany Whelan, to family, friends and anyone who asks, "Do you know a good lawyer". Our issues were resolved inour favour.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Mark Lessard. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Peterborough. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Dante. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
She is a amazing Lawyer
Response from the owner: Thanks Mary, thank you for the review and feedback. Much appreciated.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022
I had the pleasure of dealing with Ashley M. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Carleigh. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Ashley Macpherson.Here is some more information from our Clerk Administrator, Ashley Macpherson:I joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers in 2015 as a receptionist. I work out of both the Lindsay and Brooklin offices. I put my positive attitude and enthusiasm into my work and have become known as a “ray of sunshine” around the office.Not long after joining the team, I took on more duties in the role of legal assistant. A large part of my role is keeping the firm organized so work can be carried out in an efficient and timely manner. I prepare files, monitor calendars, meet deadlines, document actions and input information into our client file database and case management software. I am a Commissioner of Oaths and certified to endorse affirmations and declarations. If you don’t see me at the firm, you’ll find me at the courthouse filing documents and appearing at Rule 39.I do my best to make our clients feel at home during the difficult and challenging times that bring them to our offices. If you have any questions, I will do my best to find the right answer or direct you to the right person.I’ve had a busy year with my husband. Not only did we purchase a second home together, but we also grew as a family by welcoming our first child. We enjoy spending our time with friends and family, at music festivals and exploring the world as much as we can.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682..Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Great business
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for the 5-star review, Tyrone. We really appreciate it.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.
Brittany Whalen is hardworking, professional and friendly.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Phyllis. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Anytime I need some advice on anything Brittany Wallen always takes the time to speak with me. She ie beautiful inside and out. Always happy, friendly and professional
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Lisa. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Ashley MacPherson is simply the best. Knowledgeable, dedicated and able to assist in the midst of very difficult times.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Snick. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Ashley Macpherson.Here is some more information from our Clerk Administrator, Ashley Macpherson:I joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers in 2015 as a receptionist. I work out of both the Lindsay and Brooklin offices. I put my positive attitude and enthusiasm into my work and have become known as a “ray of sunshine” around the office.Not long after joining the team, I took on more duties in the role of legal assistant. A large part of my role is keeping the firm organized so work can be carried out in an efficient and timely manner. I prepare files, monitor calendars, meet deadlines, document actions and input information into our client file database and case management software. I am a Commissioner of Oaths and certified to endorse affirmations and declarations. If you don’t see me at the firm, you’ll find me at the courthouse filing documents and appearing at Rule 39.I do my best to make our clients feel at home during the difficult and challenging times that bring them to our offices. If you have any questions, I will do my best to find the right answer or direct you to the right person.I’ve had a busy year with my husband. Not only did we purchase a second home together, but we also grew as a family by welcoming our first child. We enjoy spending our time with friends and family, at music festivals and exploring the world as much as we can.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682..Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Amazing employees - each and every one of them!! Russell is pretty cool too.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Brittany. We really appreciate your nice compliments about our team.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Brittany Whalen gives her all to her clients. She makes difficult problems go as smooth as possible. Very easy to talk to and really cares.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Sierra. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Brittany Whalen is a fantastic lawyer. She is honest and fair. She truly cares about her clients . I highly recommend her!!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Ja. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Brittany Whalen.Here is some more information from our Associate Lawyer, Brittany Whalen:I use my innovative problem-solving and conflict management skills to ensure my clients feel comfortable and supported as I help them navigate and resolve family law issues.In 2016, I was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, I was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. I worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where I established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.I am an experienced legal and policy consultant with extensive knowledge of human rights-related matters. I am known for my minority rights advocacy. I received national attention for my role as lead counsel in a landmark transgender rights case which led to my client receiving the first gender-neutral birth certificate in Canada. This case acted as a catalyst for country-wide policy and legislative reform aimed at promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.I am passionate about social justice issues and I have undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. I previously worked in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault and Crisis Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) and the Public Legal Education Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN) to offer free legal services to individuals who have experienced sex and gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for a community healing and support group called the “Pathways Foundation”.I believe in the power of education and spent time volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania, to help build schoolhouses and teach English to primary students. I am also involved with a charity known as “Cambodian Legal Education for Women” (CLEW), which helps support disadvantaged women living in Cambodia through a four (4) year university law degree.I was born and raised in Durham Region and I enjoy reading, yoga, travelling, and exploring my creative side.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (705) 243-3682.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
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