The firm's lawyers have practiced at all levels of trial and appeal courts throughout Canada up to the level of the Supreme Court of Canada. They've successfully conducted innumerable trials and numerous appeals.

The "No Fear" approach that they give you extends to the tenacity with which they undertake each new case for every client. They'll be there as your strong ally to lean on throughout every step of the family change legal process. And they aren't afraid of any opposing counsel or court proceedings because they've seen the worst the legal world has to offer, and know how to effectively deal with it for you. 

Why Accessible & Approachable Family Law Lawyers are Important

We've understand how frustrated you'd be when going through a family crisis if you couldn't get hold of you lawyer. If your lawyer didn't return your phone calls. If your lawyer was always out of the office, with no staff available to talk to you about your matter. If your lawyer didn't update you on the progress of your matter. 

We employ a combination of advanced technology, mobility, and an integrated legal team to provide you with timely services that are responsive to your needs. Because we have a team of lawyers, law clerks, and other staff there will usually be someone available to assist you with your matter. Because of our technology using a spectrum of electronic and paper communications and record keeping, including email, Skype, telephone, and in-person communications, you'll be kept informed of your matter's progress, and we'll be readily available to take instructions from you. 

We pride ourselves on our accessibility and approachability. We have three office locations, but also serve clients far beyond those locations. We'll give you our fair and frank assessment of your case prospects at an early stage of working with you, and explain how to best obtain the optimal case results for you and your family. 


Gordon S. Campbell B.A. LL.B. B.C.L.

Gordon is the firm's Senior Barrister and Managing Lawyer. He's successfully conducted hundreds of trials and appeals in both French & English up to the level of the Supreme Court of Canada. He'll help you if your family law case may need to go to court or arbitration, or involves especially contentious negotiations. He's previously served with the Attorney General of Ontario, the Department of Justice Canada, and Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada. He has particular expertise in transnational family law issues.


matthew maclean b.A. LL.B. LL.L.

Matthew is the firm's Senior Solicitor. He concentrates on the preparation of separation agreements, co-habitation agreements, financial analysis of property division, and uncontested divorces. He's especially knowledgable about cross-border Quebec-Ontario family issues. He can also assist you with real estate transactions and wills & estate planning as you transition through your family change. 



Après avoir terminé son stage dans un cabinet à service complet renommé d'Ottawa, Karen a rejoint l'équipe d'Aubry Campbell MacLean comme avocate. Elle est diplômée de l'Université d'Ottawa où elle a obtenu ses licences en common law et en droit civil. Avant d'entamer ses études en droit, Karen a débuté sa carrière à Montréal en tant que traductrice.

En terme de loisirs, Karen prends le temps de se détendre grâce au yoga et la danse.

Karen joined Aubry Campbell MacLean as an associate after having completed her articles at a reputable full-service in Ottawa. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, and holds degrees in both common law and civil law. Before commencing her legal studies, Karen worked as a translator in Montreal.

Outside the office, Karen enjoys practicing yoga and attending social dance functions. 

Nancy Hamelin & Yael Benyair are Gordon S. Campbell’s principal family law clerks.

Julie St. Pierre is Matthew MacLean’s principal family law clerk.

Erica Cadogan is Karen Kernisant’s principle family law clerk.

Other clerks and staff also assist the lawyers in serving the firm's family law clients.