Liz Kabesh David Danielson
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Danielson Kabesh Law

We are a full-service law firm based in Ottawa but serving clients all across Ontario, from Windsor to Kenora. Our areas of practice include family, landlord/tenant, criminal, and civil matters, as well as appeals. We are committed to finding creative and effective answers to your legal questions. If we can’t help, we can point you to someone who can.

Our Practice Areas

We will passionately help in any of the following areas.


Family Law

  • Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation/Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorces
  • Parenting Issues (decision making and parenting time schedules)
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Fertility Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Collaborative Family Law Process
  • Independent Legal Advice

Civil Litigation

  • Small Claims Court
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Negligence
  • Assault and Battery
  • False Imprisonment and False Arrest
  • Defamation
  • Malicious Prosecution

Landlord and Tenant

All Landlord and Tenant Board Applications including the following:

  • Arrears of Rent Applications
  • Excessive Noise Applications
  • Evictions due to Owner/Family Occupation
  • Above Guideline Rent Increases
  • Illegal Activities
  • Tenant Interference with Landlord Rights
  • Landlord Interference with Tenant Rights
  • Illegal Subletting
  • Overcrowding
  • Residential Lease Drafting
  • Residential Lease Review

Real Estate

  • Purchase of Property
  • Sale of Property
  • First-time Home Purchase
  • Independent Legal Advice
  • Condominium Purchases
  • Review of Purchase/Sale Agreements
  • Drafting of Purchase/Sale Agreements

Wills and Estates

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Contract Review

Criminal Law

  • Assault
  • Sexual Offences
  • Fraud
  • Drug Offences
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • DUI and other Driving Offences
  • Failure to Comply
  • Peace Bonds
  • Mischief and Arson
  • Tax Evasion
  • Theft, Shoplifting, Robbery, Break and Enter
  • Weapons Offences
  • Bail
  • Youth Offences
  • Private Prosecutions

Our Team

David Danielson, Lawyer, Partner

David Danielson, Lawyer, Partner

    David's Bio

    Whether you have a difficult tenancy disagreement, high-stakes commercial dispute, family breakdown, home purchase, or contract or Will that needs skillful drafting, David has your back.

    In all cases, David takes the time to fully grasp your concerns in a compassionate way. He will empower you with legal and practical options so you can make decisions you feel comfortable with. If an option might not make financial sense, David will tell you right away to prevent you spending money needlessly. He always goes the extra mile for his clients, and he will accommodate your schedule and location, even if this means meeting after work, in a different time zone, or in the hospital.

    Before law school, David studied computer science at McGill University and worked as a computer scientist with the federal government. He uses his technological knowledge to help clients make informed decisions in a fast-paced, technology driven world.

    Outside the office, David is a part-time professor in Algonquin College’s Paralegal Program and an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division. When he isn’t hard at work, David loves swimming, travel, and outdoor activities. His non-law passion is cooking, and he loves to bring happiness through food.


    McGill University
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (2014)

    University of Ottawa
    Juris Doctor (2018) – Cum Laude


    • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
    • Member of the Ontario Bar Association
    • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
    • Member of the County of Carleton Law Association
    • Member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association
    Elizabeth Kabesh, Lawyer, Partner

    Elizabeth Kabesh, Lawyer, Partner

      Elizabeth's Bio

      Elizabeth (Liz) is one of those odd people who knew from early on that she was going to be a family lawyer. After focusing on family law throughout law school and her articling years, her connection with this area of law and people it affects only grew.

      Liz’s main draw to family law stems from her background working with children and youth. Before law school, Liz went to teacher’s college at Queen’s University and is a fully qualified high school teacher. This experience has led her to prioritize not only her clients’ needs, but also those of any child involved.

      Liz has extensive experience with helping people through all aspects of their separation or divorce. Liz focuses her practice on resolving files outside of court. She can assist with mediation and negotiation, and she is trained in the Collaborative Family Law Process. Liz is very happy to explore all resolution options.

      Liz also has a special interest in helping with fertility agreement drafting (sperm donor, egg donor, surrogacy etc.) and independent legal advice.

      When she’s not at the office, Liz likes to spend time with her wife and her two unreasonably needy cats reading mediocre books or indulging in Netflix marathons.


      Trent University
      Bachelor of Arts in History (2013) – President’s Honour Roll 

      Queen’s University
      Bachelor of Education (2014)

      University of Ottawa
      Juris Doctor (2018) – Cum Laude


      • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
      • Member of the Collaborative Family Law Practice Group Ottawa
      • Secretary on Board of. Directors for Collaborative Practice Ottawa
      • Member of the County of Carleton Law Association
      • Member of the Diversity Committee for the County of Carleton Law Association
      Sophia Olivieri, Paralegal

      Sophia Olivieri, Paralegal

        Sophia's Bio

        Sophia is a licensed paralegal who provides legal services in the areas of landlord and tenant disputes, Small Claims Court matters, and provincial offences. She also has experience as a legal assistant in the areas of family law, civil law, real estate transactions, and wills and estates.

        Sophia began her journey into the legal profession at Carleton University. Her BA undergraduate degree in law laid the foundation for her to begin her next steps at Algonquin College where she pursued Paralegal Studies. After she obtained her Paralegal Graduate Certificate, she became licenced with the Law Society of Ontario and currently holds her P1 License.

        Sophia is extremely passionate about providing access to justice for all individuals and strives to incorporate alternative dispute resolution tactics into her practice.

        When Sophia is not working, she enjoys gardening in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter. Sophia loves to channel her Italian heritage through her cooking using ingredients from her garden, and she loves to try new restaurants whenever she can.

        If you have any questions about Sophia’s scope of practice as a paralegal, and how her skill set may be the right fit depending on your legal needs, Sophia would be happy to arrange a consultation with you.


        Carleton University

        Bachelor of Arts in Law (2017)

        Algonquin College

        Paralegal Graduate Certificate (2021)


        • Law Society of Ontario
        Daria Pesliak, Paralegal

        Daria Pesliak, Paralegal

          Daria's Bio

          Daria is a licensed paralegal who provides legal services in areas of Landlord and Tenant disputes as well as Small Claims Court matters.

          As early as high school, Daria was passionate about the justice system and knew she wanted to pursue a career within the legal world. She attended Algonquin College where she completed the Law Clerk program and was encouraged by her peers and professors to continue her education at the College and complete the Paralegal program. Daria completed the Paralegal Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in the summer of 2021. She then did her field work placement at DK Law before becoming licenced with the Law Society of Ontario.

          Though Daria’s passion and focus at DK Law is primarily on Landlord and Tenant disputes and Small Claims Court matters, she also has the opportunity to work with David and Liz as a legal assistant in areas of family law, real estate, and civil litigation

          Outside of work, Daria enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves hosting get-togethers and working on home improvement projects whenever she can. She also enjoys trying new restaurants across Ottawa and discovering new hiking trails so she can take long walks with her dog.


          Algonquin College

          • Law Clerk Diploma (2018)

          Algonquin College

          • Paralegal Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (2021)


          • Law Society of Ontario
          Nancy Yan, Student

          Nancy Yan, Student

            Nancy's Bio

            Nancy is completing her last year of law school at the University of Ottawa in the English Common Law Program and works part-time at DK Law. Nancy helps the lawyers at DK Law with legal research and drafting, client communications, and administrative tasks. She is passionate about mentorship and is currently a mentor in two different mentorship programs at school. Her interests include family law, wills, estates, and real estate law.

            Before law school, Nancy studied legal studies and business at the University of Waterloo. While at Waterloo, she completed the co-op program and worked at an e-commerce start-up, a marketing software start-up, and the Legal & Immigration and Services and International departments at the University of Waterloo.

            In her spare time, Nancy spends time with friends and family. She also likes biking or skating along the canal, making homemade brownies, watching sports, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops around Ottawa.