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Russell Alexander opens new office

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 3:01 PM | By John Chunn

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that it is expanding, hiring five more lawyers to work in a new location in Concord, Ont.

According to the press release, with divorce rates rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lindsay-based firm has hired:
  • Alex De Melo, a University of Ottawa law graduate who has worked as a legal counsel at Legal Aid Ontario, the Peel Children’s Aid Society and the Children’s Aid Society;
  • Bill Rogers, a Queen’s University law graduate and longtime family law attorney who won a major victory in the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2014;
  • Rick Peticca, a York University law graduate who has argued at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada, in his 13 years practising family law;
  • Margie Primero-Pimental, a McGill University law graduate who has worked at several family law firms in Ontario as well as her own firm since joining the Ontario bar in 2002; and
  • Brittany Whalen, a University of Ottawa law graduate who previously practised family law in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“These experienced family lawyers will help provide our clients with a high level of service at a time of great need in Ontario,” said founder Russell Alexander. “The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the stresses on many families even as it has slowed court proceedings, adding to a pent-up demand for help.”