Alex De Melo
Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers
330 Bay Street, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S8
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 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.
Prior to joining Russell Alexander, I was legal counsel for Children’s Aid Society in the regions of Peel and Toronto. I was also a Staff Family and Child Protection Lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario.
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 both trial and appeal experience on complex legal issues, having appeared before both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice. I am collaboratively trained belonging to both practice groups Collaborative Divorce Toronto and Collaborative Practice Durham Region.