Allison Lendor

With more than 20 years of legal experience practicing exclusively in family law, Allison has distinguished herself as an excellent family lawyer and she is ready to put her experience to work for you.

Having handled over a thousand family law files throughout her career, Allison has the know-how to assist you. No matter how complex your case, rest assured that Allison will have dealt with something similar in the past.

Despite a very active litigation practice, Allison only recommends to her clients that they go to court when she believes it is absolutely necessary. Allison knows when your case requires an out-of-court solution and can assist you as your lawyer in negotiating a separation agreement or attending mediation.

As an effective court advocate, what sets Allison apart is her strategic insight into the role that the Office of the Children’s Lawyer might play in your case since she maintains an active practice representing children in parenting disputes.

When she is not in the office, Allison enjoys spending time with her family and travelling with them. Allison is a ‘foodie,’ enjoys cooking, baking and relishes any chance she gets to sample international cuisine.

York University, BA.
University of Ottawa, LLB.

Law Society of Ontario
County of Carleton Law Association
Canadian Bar Association

John Guest

John has been practicing exclusively in family law ever since he opened his own practice, Guest Law, in 2016. In late 2017, he joined Allison Lendor, to form Lendor & Guest LLP.

John’s approach to family law is settlement-oriented. He enjoys working for clients who try to preserve as much of the family’s resources as possible and who strive for a solution that works for everyone.

While John treats court as a last resort, he has an active litigation practice since he accepts referrals from lawyers who are unable to resolve their family law files outside of court.

In court, John likes being well prepared and enjoys carefully analyzing all of his client’s options before proceeding with a step.

John is pleased to have been invited to present at both the 26th and 28th Annual Institute of Family Law, where he spoke about procedure, evidence and affidavit drafting.

John enjoys an eclectic mix of hobbies, including making food products from scratch (such as hot sauce and chocolate) playing strategy games, and spending time with his young family.

B.A. in Legal Studies from Carleton University
J.D. University of Ottawa (2014)

Law Society of Ontario
County of Carleton Law Association
Practice Panel for Collaborative Practice Ottawa

Brandon Carew

Brandon distinguishes himself in client service through his calm communication style, excellent listening skills, patience and ability to work in a team. As the firm’s office manager, Brandon keeps the firm’s operations running smoothly and is responsible for developing processes which streamlined the firm’s organization.

With years of customer service in IT support, and wielding the power of three computer monitors, Brandon puts his technical wizardry to good use on client files through specialist family software and through his effective organization of vast amounts of disclosure and legal evidence in a variety of electronic formats.

Brandon enjoys supporting clients from the start to the end of the family law process and takes pride in being a part of the reason for the improvement of a client’s situation throughout the family law process.

Brandon graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in 2019 where he received his DCS/DEC in the Dual Paralegal and Law Clerk program. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys reading, playing videogames, and backpack camping in the wilderness.