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 both litigation 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 Stacy Coulterman, J.D., Family Counsel
Stacy Coulterman
Stacy Coulterman was born and raised in Ottawa. She graduated from Carleton University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology with a minor in philosophy. In 2011, Stacy moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba. Stacy’s family law assistant, Debbie Jensen, can be reached at
Our team member Matt Brown, B.A. (hon), M.A., J.D., Family Counsel, Real Estate
Matt Brown

Matt practices in family law and real estate. Born and raised in Toronto, Matt moved to Ottawa to complete his J.D. in Common Law at the University of Ottawa. He earned his J.D. in 2016 and was Called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. Matt is a fully trained collaborative lawyer and an active member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa.

Matt’s family law assistant, Debbie Jensen, can be reached at Matt’s real estate assistant, Leah Hills, can be reached at


Pam Kovacs

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

Manuela Fontana

613-727-9698 ext. 228
Family Law Legal Assistant to Stacy Coulterman and Matthew Brown.

Brigitte Priddle

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

Leah Hills

613-727-9698 ext. 232
Real Estate Assistant to Matt Brown, Gerald Yemensky, J. Alison Campbell and Karla Policelli.

Marisa Potvin

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

Mark Brown

613-727-9698 ext. 236
Administrative Assistant.