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About Bellan Law

Carrie Bellan is an experienced trial lawyer who has handled many high-profile cases over the years.  She has clients throughout Ontario appearing before the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice. 

With a strong sense of social justice, Carrie Bellan is prepared to tackle unfairness, regardless of how unpopular the cause. After all, every case deserves a strong defence. Each person comes before the justice system with their own backgrounds and personal stories that can be wholly unique or vaguely familiar. When you choose Carrie Bellan, you can be sure every case is approached with the best interest of the client in mind. It is with this approach that she handles criminal defence cases.

Carrie is also a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer representing young people in Child and Family Services cases before the Ontario Court of Justice.

In the family law area, Carrie has recently reprised her family law practice and is currently taking on matters in the Ontario Court of Justice for custody, access and support issues.  It is an advantage to have a trial lawyer in your corner when you are before the family court.  Carrie is a strong advocate representing her clients in a timely and effective manner.

Carrie is also a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court having been appointed in 2014.



With over 25 years of legal experience, Carrie Bellan is currently focusing on the following areas of criminal and family law:

✓ Assault/Violent Offences ✓ Domestic Assault/Threats ✓ Sexual Assault ✓ Drug Offences
✓ Weapons Offences ✓ Robbery/Theft ✓ Fraud/Breach of Trust ✓ Break & Enter
✓ Murder/Manslaughter/Attempted Murder ✓ Bail Hearings ✓ Young Offenders

✓ Custody ✓ Access ✓ Support
✓ Adoption

Homicide Cases

Carrie Bellan has defended clients in many homicide cases. In one case of a Caledon homicide allegation, she successfully had murder charges reduced to accessory after the fact. In another prominent local case she was successful in reducing the charges from murder to manslaughter after a lengthy jury trial. That case was overturned on appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, ultimately resolving in a plea to criminal negligence for after the fact conduct.  In another matter, charges were reduced to manslaughter from murder after a preliminary hearing.

Police Searches & Warrants

Carrie Bellan also has a particular interest in cases involving police searches by warrant or otherwise. These often involve drug and weapons offences. It is very important to ensure those before the courts charged with the most serious of offences be treated with fairness and dignity. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects us in our interactions with police authority.  These cases involve Charter applications to challenge police conduct. Carrie has often brought successful applications where charges have been dismissed or withdrawn before trial.

Domestic Assault

Carrie Bellan has also dealt with many domestic assault cases, frequently taking these matters to trial. In domestic assault situations, emotions are highly charged and often evolve into exaggerated allegations, particulary where there is a simultaneous matter before the family law court. Carrie Bellan has many thankful clients who have sought her experience in this area of law.

Custody, Access, Support

Your family law dispute will be managed in a respectful and conscientious manner.  Family matters are frequently high conflict and emotional.  We will get you through this difficult time, assisting you to tell your story and get your evidence before the court while protecting your rights and interests.

Team Member – Ryen Ironmonger

Ryen is an experienced Law Clerk having achieved her diploma from Humber College in 2007.  Ryen has been working in the area of family and criminal law for over 15 years.  She is an essential element to the Bellan Law Team assisting clients with gathering evidence, drafting legal documents and attending trial.

Contact us


162 Broadway – Suite 9, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K3






Monday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM