Carrie Bellan – Trial Lawyer

Carrie Bellan was called to the bar in 1996.  She has handled several high profile cases in Dufferin County and Peel Region.  She has a passion for social justice and believes every case deserves a strong defence.  She has taken many cases to trial, earning the respect of colleagues, and a reputation for strong advocacy.

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Carrie manages an office in Orangeville but has taken on cases throughout the province.  The pandemic has changed the way we work.  Many court appearances are now conducted virtually, allowing for greater mobility in the profession and greater access to counsel of choice for defendants before the court.

Carrie’s focus is criminal defence and social justice law.  However, she does have a background in family, estate and personal injury litigation.  Carrie has a considerable amount of trial experience.  Why does this matter?  It is important to assess your case as if it were going to trial right from the first review of the facts.  The only way you can truly know the strengths and weaknesses of your case is by assessing the strengths and weaknesses at trial.  Trial experience matters.

As a result of her varied trial background and foundation in family law, Carrie is now returning family law to her legal practice.  She is currently a panel member with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and is opening her office to family law clients with cases before the Ontario Court of Justice.

Carrie became a member of the Orangeville community in 1998.  She joined the law firm of Robert G. Church, Q.C., a well-known and well-respected general counsel.  As an associate she expanded his litigation practice and took on many trial matters in family and child protection law, estate litigation, personal injury and civil litigation.

Carrie has since ventured out on her own, building her own practice since 2003.  Although there has been some changes over the years, she currently has the invaluable assistance of Ryen Ironmonger.  Ryen is the friendly voice you will hear when you contact the office.  Ryen manages the day to day affairs of the firm and womans the front desk.  Ryen obtained her law clerk degree from Humber College in 2007.

Carrie Bellan has been appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Small
Claims Court where she presides over trials, settlement conferences and motions.  

Carrie went to law school, obtaining her degree, at the University of Ottawa.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in philosophy, from Concordia University in Montreal.

She is past President of the Dufferin County Law Association.  Carrie continues to be a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association since 2005.