Karen Stephenson

LAWYER Karen has been a lawyer practicing family law in London, Ontario since 1998. After litigating matters in the family court Karen began practicing law with a focus on negotiated settlements. Collaborative law offers clients the most input and...

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Aubrey J. Sherman

LAWYER  Aubrey is a Partner at Sherman Law LLP, a certified collaborative lawyer, and a family mediator with over 16 years of hands-on experience in helping families resolve conflict through interest-based and insight discussions. He is a resourceful negotiator,...

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Donald Fulton

LAWYER   London-born, UWO Graduate. Fifty-five years experience in family law, real estate, wills and estates. Barrister and Solicitor 200 Queens Avenue, Suite 300 London, ON N6A 1J3 Phone: 519-432-6755 Fax: 519-432-9276 Email:

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Beth Leaper

LAWYER Beth attended Western University for both her undergraduate and law degree and remained in the London area. She was called to the bar in 1988 and has practised exclusively in the area of family law since 1994. In...

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Louise Mimnagh

LAWYER I am originally from the small cottage town of Kincardine, Ontario, and initially moved to London to complete my Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Social Justice & Peace at King’s University College. Before law school I resided in...

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Joanne Beasley

LAWYER Joanne Beasley has been practising in family law and managing a busy law firm in London since 1989. Full practice of family law. Also represented the Director, Family Responsibility Office. Member of Middlesex Family Lawyers’ Association and participates...

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Maria G. Mendes

LAWYER Maria has been practicing Family Law in London for over 25 years and Collaborative Family Law since 2002. Maria’s clients also benefit from her extensive experience in Real Estate, Business Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney and...

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Kathryn Gilbert

LAWYER Kathryn is a young lawyer who joined Wilhelm Family Law in 2020 with a focus on family and estate law. Kathryn earned her Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Western Ontario. She completed Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skills...

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Elly Freund-Bell

FAMILY PROFESSIONAL I bring 35 years of practice as a Clinical Social Worker (Master of Social Work) and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My expertise has been working with children, youth and...

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Louise Poole

FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL Louise Poole is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and is Certified in Financial Forensics. Louise graduated from the Ivey Business School at Western University with an Honors Business Administration degree, joined Davis Martindale...

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Lindsay Abercrombie

LAWYER Lindsay practices exclusively in the area of family law, and has completed Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skills Training (Levels I and II). Lindsay is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Collaborative Family Law Group of...

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Cynthia L. Mackenzie

LAWYER Cynthia L. Mackenzie is a lawyer of 30 years’ experience. After articling with a large London law firm, she was then employed by a boutique personal injury firm. Shortly thereafter, she joined forces with her formidable father, Charles...

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Natalie Brezden

LAWYER I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto and continued my legal studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After working in Toronto and Brampton in the areas of real estate and...

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Theresa Wilhelm

LAWYER I grew up in a small close-knit community in Southwestern Ontario where family, friends and community were, and still are, an important and integral part of my life. I graduated with a BA in Psychology, and a Legal...

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Kimberly L. Doucett

LAWYER Kimberly has practised exclusively in the area of family law, gaining extensive experience negotiating and litigating in the interests of her clients. She has appeared on behalf of her clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior...

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Carolyn J. Lloyd

LAWYER Called to the Bar in 2000, Carolyn completed advanced collaborative family law training in 2002 and also has taken mediation training. Carolyn has been engaged in a specialized practice in family law since 2000. She is a member...

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Paula De Veto

FAMILY PROFESSIONAL Clinical Social Work/Therapist 110 Riverside Dr. Suite 203B, London, ON N6H 4S5 Phone: 519-471-2077 Fax: 519-472-2277 Email:

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Karl Ossenkopp

Financial Professional Karl Ossenkopp is a Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS) with over 17 years of financial planning (PFP) and mortgage experience. He has completed his Family Mediation training in March 2020 and completed the Collaborative Law training course...

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Robert Cunningham

LAWYER Robert attended Queens University for law school and has been practicing for over 25 years, initially in personal injury and defense insurance work, and primarily in family law for the last 15 years. He resides in London, Ontario...

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Salim J. Khot

LAWYER 362 Wharncliffe Rd. South London, Ontario N6J 2M1 Phone: 519-858-4958 Fax: 519-858-4550 Email: Website:

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The Collaborative Family Law Group of London and Middlesex are independent lawyers and other professionals who share common beliefs.

  • I am so happy with the results that I received from utilizing Collaborative Law. Any marital breakdown is stressful, but my lawyer was a true professional and was always there to guide or answer any questions I had during the whole separation process. I am completely satisfied with my results and would recommend Collaborative Law to anyone seeking legal representation to support them through this difficult phase of marital breakdown.

    Jennifer L.

  • Going through a marital separation was certainly one of the most painful and confusing experiences of my life. My good fortune, though, was to have a collaborative lawyer. My lawyer helped me make sense of the way the legal system dealt with this situation, clarifying my legal rights. Her knowledge, problem solving ability, and compassion supported me in keeping a sense of perspective throughout the process.