CCY Family Lawyers     613-727-9698
Our Team
Our team
We set out to assist our clients to clearly understand their options and the most effective resolution method available to them to meet their unique situation. We promote the least intrusive, non-confrontational approach to  resolving our clients’ affairs as amicably, economically and efficiently as possible in all areas of our practice. We recognize that family comes first.


Our team member Gerald S. Yemensky, B.A., LL.B, Family Counsel, Mediator, Arbitrator


Gerald Yemensky

Gerald Yemensky was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1986. Since that time, he has maintained a private practice in Ottawa in conjunction with the law firm Campbell Clark Yemensky. Gerald focuses primarily on family law arbitration, mediation and collaborative family law, and is past President of Collaborative Practice Ottawa.

Our team member J. Alison Campbell, B.A., Hon., LL.B, Family Counsel


Alison Campbell

Alison Campbell began practicing law in Ottawa when she was called to the bar in 1998. Alison practices family law and has considerable experience in addressing custody, access, support and property issues. She has experience in litigation, mediation, parenting coordination, and various forms of alternative dispute resolution. 

Alison’s family law assistant, Brigitte Priddle, can be reached at

Our team member Karla Policelli, B.A., LL.B, LL.L., Family Counsel, Mediator
Karla Policelli

Karla Policelli was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. Karla focuses her practice on family law and has a great deal of experience dealing with matters such as child custody, access, child support, spousal support and property related issues. She has experience negotiating settlements, drafting domestic contracts, litigating, and with various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Karla’s family law assistant, Marisa Potvin, can be reached at

Our team member Danielle Waechter, B.A.H., M.A., J.D., Family Counsel
Danielle Waechter

Danielle was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. Danielle has focused her practice in Family Law; however, she also has experience practicing in Civil Litigation and Wills and Estates. Danielle is dedicated to providing a personalized, common sense approach to each of her Family Law clients.

Danielle’s family law assistant, Marisa Potvin, can be reached at


Pam Kovacs

613-727-9698 ext. 231
Wills, Estates and Corporate.

Leah Hills

613-727-9698 ext. 232
Real Estate & Administrative Assistant.

Brigitte Priddle

613-727-9698 ext. 227
Law Clerk and Family Law Legal Assistant to J. Alison Campbell.

Mark Brown

613-727-9698 ext. 236
Administrative Assistant.

Marisa Potvin

613-727-9698 ext. 233
Family Law Legal Assistant to Karla Policelli and Danielle Waechter.