Our Team

J. Richard Jones

Chief Executive Officer

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J. Richard Jones serves as Chief Executive Officer and digital strategist. 


He oversees all non-legal, business aspects of MLC, including digital strategies, client services, technology, and operational processes. Prior to joining MLC, Mr. Jones held several positions in media including president, group publisher and publisher for a number of publishing firms within Canada. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and speaker and is actively involved within the technology community.

Mark Donnelly

Lawyer - Practice Director

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Mark Donnelly practices extensively in the areas of Family, Criminal Law and Insolvency. He has appeared on behalf of clients in the Family Law jurisdiction from Brisbane to Melbourne.​​ Mark has assisted clients in resolving disputes concerning parenting matters, property, spousal maintenance, child support, child protection and divorce.​​ Having worked extensively in the areas of litigation and criminal law, Mark appears in Court himself and often at short notice.


High Court of Australia, 2003 

Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2003 


Member, Queensland Law Society

Michael Rodrigues


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Michael Rodrigues is your compassionate, tireless advocate ready to help his client whenever they are in need. Trained in collaborative law, he finds you timely, fair and practical resolutions in trying times.​​ Michael represents clients on a range of matters related to Family, Criminal, Corporate and Employment Law. As a skilled negotiator and advocate, he has helped numerous clients resolve their legal challenges.


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Juris Doctor

Bachelor of Political Science and Criminology



High Court of Australia 

Supreme Court of Queensland

High Court of New Zealand

Ontario Superior Court of Justice


Member, Queensland Law Society

Member, Family Law Section Law Counsel of Australia

Member, Family Law Practitioners Association

Member, GC District Law Association

Member, Law Society of Ontario

Member, Ontario Bar 

Tania Olson


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Tania commenced her legal career working as an estate planning paralegal. She went onto practice as a lawyer exclusively in the area of family law. Tania has experience handling a variety of family law matters, drafting Family Court documents, corresponding with clients and appearing in court. 


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - Monash University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Monash University

Professional Diploma of Human Resources - Deakin University



High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of Victoria



Member of the Law Institute of Victoria


Joe Mansour


Joe serves as a Paralegal and Administrative Support at My Legal Crunch. His experience commenced from 1986 in areas ranging from Traffic, Administrative, Civil and Family Law to Summary Criminal Offenses and Government legislative appeals along with written submissions respecting High Court cases.


Stacie Karas


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Stacie commenced working with My Legal Crunch as a paralegal in 2020 on a part-time basis. She began her career as a personal legal assistant almost 30 years ago in a Brisbane barrister's chambers and has worked for the former Chief Judge of the District Court of Queensland, various Judges and Magistrates, as well as, Senior Counsel.


Stacie has extensive experience in the legal industry and has provided, and continues to provide, invaluable paralegal and administrative support to barristers and solicitors across a multitude of areas including litigation, family law, criminal law and probate. 

Marcello Sukhdeo

Marketing and Content Manager

Marcello has a background in finance and specializes in content development, SEO and marketing strategies.


Before joining My Legal Crunch (MLC), he served in the role of business development, editor, and podcast radio host for a number of Canadian trade journals serving the public sector, defence, and information technology industries. 


At MLC, he is responsible for content creation, SEO, marketing and web administration. 

Terri Pavelic

Marketing and Digital Strategist

With over 20 years of publishing experience, Terri oversees the marketing, content and social media strategies of My Legal Crunch.


She specializes in brand strategies and effective implementation, as well as content leadership development. Working with the MLC digital team, Terri assists in building social media campaigns as well as client engagement programs.

Elena Pankova

Art Director

Elena is a seasoned designer with over two decades of experience in art, layout and design. She has designed many print and online materials and has worked extensively in the field of print media. She is knowledgable in website design and colour selection.

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