Family Law practice located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Specializing in separation, divorce, drafting domestic contracts, adoption, child support disputes, custody and access, property issues, wills, litigation, appeals.
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Beverley Johnston

613-680-8855 ext. 225

Bachelor of Arts - University of Western Ontario (1992)
LL.B. - University of Windsor (1996)

Law Society of Upper Canada (1998)
County of Carleton Law Association

Office of the Children's Lawyer

As an experienced family law lawyer, Beverley will use her knowledge, passion and creativity to achieve the best result for you, the client.


Beverley assists her clients in ensuring their interests are protected and advanced in all family matters including divorce, child and spousal support, property division, including complicated situations involving corporate assets, stock options and businesses,  and custody/access. Beverley works hard to resolve issues for clients in a cost effective manner; however she is also an experienced litigator with extensive trial experience.


Beverley assists clients in the areas of estate planning including preparation of wills, powers of attorney for both property and personal care, as well as assisting executors and beneficiaries with estate administration and litigation.


Beverley received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. She received her Law Degree from the University of Windsor in 1996 when she was awarded the Smith Lyons Award for trial advocacy. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998 and is  a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the County of Carleton Law Association. Beverley is also a panel lawyer for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer wherein she advocates for children.


Adrienne Curran

613-680-8855 ext 228

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) - Memorial University of Newfoundland (2007)
Master of Arts - University of Toronto (2008)
J.D. - University of Ottawa (2013)

Law Society of Upper Canada (2014)
County of Carleton Law Association
Member - County of Carleton Law Association Technology Committee
The Advocacy Club, Ottawa

Adrienne represents clients in all areas of family law including property rights, spousal support, child support, and parenting. Adrienne prides herself on providing practical advice to clients, that is best suited to meet their needs, and the needs of their family.  She has experience appearing in court on a regular basis, including first appearances, case conferences, settlement conferences, motions and trials. Aside from litigation, Adrienne also has experience assisting her clients in resolving their disputes by non-adversarial means, such as mediation and negotiated settlements by drafting of domestic contracts (including cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts and separation agreements).


While Adrienne’s main area of practice involves family law issues, she has recently expanded her practice into the area of Wills and Estates. She offers services in drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorney, estates administration, and estates litigation.


Adrienne graduated from the University of Ottawa English Common Law program in 2013, and articled with a mid-sized full service law firm in Ottawa before being called to the bar in 2014.


Adrienne is an active member of the Ottawa legal community. She is an member of the County of Carleton Law Association Technology Committee and a member of the Advocacy Club.


Sheri Kind


Sheri has  a dual role with the firm serving as a senior law clerk as well as assisting with the day-to-day operations of the firm to support our clients and staff with various administrative tasks.


Her goal is to keep the office running smoothly, which allows the firms’ lawyers to focus on the needs of our clients and to continue to deliver a high-quality legal product.


Darlene Watters

Darlene is our experienced senior law clerk at Johnston Family Law. Her vast knowledge and expertise in family law supports our  lawyers in providing outstanding legal services to our clients.  Darlene’s goal is to work closely with the firm’s lawyers to ensure all client’s administrative and legal needs are met.

Laura Maxwell

613-680-8855 ext 224

Laura is an articling student at Johnston Family law, having graduated from the University of Ottawa in June 2022 with a Juris Doctor in common law. Laura also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick and a Commerce Degree from Saint Mary’s University. Prior to attending law school, Laura spent several years working on Parliament Hill and in the non-profit sector.