January 26th, 2021

// Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm Hires New Lawyer Amid Expansion New associate joins legal team due to Coronavirus-related spike in cases

Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm Hires New 
Lawyer Amid Expansion 

New associate joins legal team due to Coronavirus-related spike in cases 

LINDSAY, Ontario — Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers today announced that it has hired Alex De Melo as an associate lawyer amid an expansion due to a coronavirus-related spike in cases.

“Family law can be one of the most personal and difficult areas of our profession, but Alex has shown that he can handle a wide range of cases,” said founder Russell Alexander. “We are excited to welcome him to the team.”

An experienced family lawyer, De Melo has worked as a legal counsel at Legal Aid Ontario, the Peel Children’s Aid Society and the Children’s Aid Society, handling difficult issues such as child abuse, spousal support and adoption since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

After earning a degree from the University of Toronto, De Melo earned a law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2011, researching collaborative family law, family courts and children and the law, among other things.

He has also volunteered for organizations such as Big Brothers and Sisters, working with children in difficult situations.

“With courts strained by the coronavirus pandemic and families feeling the stress of the last year, taking a collaborative approach to family law is more important than ever,” added Alexander. “Alex’s background gives him unique insight into the struggles these families are going through.”


Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers 
Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is committed to practicing exclusively in the area of family law in Ontario dealing with all aspects, including separation and divorce, child custody and access, spousal support, child support, and division of family property. A team of lawyers provide guidance from start to finish, helping clients identify and understand the legal issues as well as the options and opportunities available through the transition. The firm has offices in Lindsay, Whitby, Oshawa, Markham, Peterborough and Toronto, Ontario. 

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