Alex De Melo

I am an Associate Lawyer with Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and our firm specializes in collaborative family law practice.

I belong to the Collaborative Practice Groups in both Durham
and Toronto.

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 have also gained international experience in family and child protection law.

Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was legal counsel for Children’s Aid Society in the regions of Peel and Toronto. Prior to that, I was a Staff Family and Child Protection Lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario for several years.

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 during complex negotiations. I have extensive training in domestic violence, and take a child centred approach in resolving legal issues where children are involved.