Meet Our Staff

Lisa DeLong
Lisa DeLong - Family Law Lawyer  lisadelong@delonglaw.ca

Lisa DeLong earned a Bachelor of Laws from the prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School, located in Toronto, Ontario after completing her Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communications from Athabasca University in Calgary, Alberta. 

She previously earned a Diploma in Developmental Services from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and was employed in group homes in Brantford and Calgary for 6 years before resuming her post-secondary studies.

Lisa DeLong has been practicing solely in family law since 2006. As well, she volunteered on the Board of Directors of Dalhousie Place Access Centre for 7 years and was appointed by the Provincial Government to be a Public Interest Representative to the Council of College of Veterinarians for Ontario from 2011 to 2013, which included being a judge on their Disciplinary Panel. She has been a judge for mock trials in various locations and often participates in walk-a-thons to raise money for charity. In 2017, she became a Board Member of the Brant Law Association Executive.

She has been a guest speaker twice on the short series called "Financial Matters", which aired on Rogers Cable in 2013.  She spoke about the necessity of having a Will and Powers of Attorney as well as ways to resolve family law disputes. 

Lisa DeLong is a native of the Brantford area, having attended Pauline Johnson Secondary School.  She is well known for her cheery disposition, yet can be serious and convincing when required.

Ciera MacIntosh - Lawyer
Ciera MacIntosh - Family Law Lawyer  cmacintosh@delonglaw.ca

Ciera was called to the Ontario Bar in June of 2017 after completing her articles with a full-service firm in the Niagara Region. Ciera attended York University to complete her honours bachelor’s degree in Criminology and French Studies and graduated magna cum laude. After teaching English in France, and providing client service in the tech industry, she returned to York a few years later to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.

While in law school, she was involved in extracurricular activities and gained valuable practical experience. Ciera served as an executive member to the Osgoode Law Italian Canadian Association, the Osgoode Hall French Club and the Osgoode Hall Family Law Association.

During her second year, she was selected to act as a Dean’s Fellow to first year students in Torts law. In that same year, she was also selected to participate in the Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program. As part of this program, she spent one semester working full time as a law student intern at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. Last year, Ciera’s research paper, “A Call for Review of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act” was published as two separate parts in RegQuest.

Being functionally bilingual, Ciera can provide some services in French. She also has some proficiency in Italian and Spanish.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Brant Law Association
  • Toronto Law Association

Cassandra Bruni - Lawyer
Cassandra Bruni - Family Law Lawyer  cbruni@delonglaw.ca

Cassandra was called to the Ontario Bar in June of 2017 after completing her articles with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Cassandra attained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in history from York University. While at York, Cassandra was an active participant in the York Debate Society, Model NATO, and the Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition.

She received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and completed a summer law school certificate at London School of Economics. During law school, Cassandra participated in the Lerners Cup, where she received an award as a distinguished oralist and advanced to the semi-finals. Additionally, she was a research assistant for both Professor Kate Sutherland and the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution.

In law school, Cassandra volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. As a volunteer, she assisted self-represented litigants in family law matters ranging from child custody to child support. Additionally, Cassandra completed a semester-long Advanced Children and the Law Workshop, where she shadowed Children’s Aid Society lawyers and a lawyer empanelled with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.


MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Family Lawyers Association
  • Brant Law Association

Elizabeth S. Abraham - Lawyer
Elizabeth Abraham - Family Law Lawyer  eabraham@delonglaw.ca

Elizabeth joined DeLong Law in the Fall of 2016, where she exclusively practices family law. Prior to joining the firm, she gained valuable experience in family law in Hamilton, Ontario, arguing matters within and outside of Hamilton at the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Unified Family Court.

Elizabeth pursued her undergraduate studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom. During law school, she was an elected representative of her university's Senate & Council, member of the Executive of the Law Society, and Student Editor of the Lord Denning Law Journal. After obtaining her law degree, she worked in politics at the Federal level and completed her articles at a prominent mid-sized general service firm in St. Catharines, Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in June of 2014.

Her practice encompasses a wide range of family law litigation, including but not limited to divorce applications, child custody and access matters, Children's Aid Society matters, child support and spousal support, and property division. Elizabeth also recognizes that not all matters need to be litigated in the courtroom, and to that end is pleased to assist clients in drafting marriage contracts and separation agreements. She regularly attends professional development programs to remain up to date in the latest developments in family law, in order to provide quality service to her clients.

Elizabeth is passionate about helping her clients achieve the best possible outcomes in their matters, and to that end will work with them to tailor a plan that aims to achieve a beneficial resolution. When not practicing family law, Elizabeth sits on the Board of Directors at Wesley Urban Ministries, and she also volunteers her time as a Board Member and Executive Member of the Hamilton Arts Council. She enjoys playing the piano and alto saxophone, and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Brant Law Association
  • South Asian Bar Association