Louis Belleau, Ad. E.
Louis Belleau practices law in the fields of criminal, penal and disciplinary law.
Having served as Crown counsel from 1981 to 1983, Mr. Belleau then practiced at the firms of Silver Braun, Filteau Belleau, Shadley Battista and, since 2012, Louis Belleau Avocat.
Mr. Belleau has appeared before all courts of criminal jurisdiction in the Province of Quebec and, on occasion, outside Quebec. He appeared many times before the Supreme Court of Canada notably as counsel for the Quebec Bar in the landmark case of Maranda v. Richer, and was designated on four occasions by the Court to appear as amicus curiae in the cases of R. v. Bellusci, R. v. Burke, R. v. Thanabalasingham and R. v. Kishayinew.
Mr. Belleau has published several articles on various subjects related to criminal law and has taught criminal law at the School of the Quebec Bar. He served as counsellor and then Vice-President of the Montreal Association of Criminal Lawyers and was President of the Quebec Bar’s Committee on Criminal Legislation.
In 2004, Mr. Belleau was the recipient the Merit of the Quebec Interprofessional Council and the Prix Reconnaissance of the Montreal Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers. He was awarded the Merit of the Quebec Bar and was designated Advocatus Emeritus in 2005. In 2014, the Quebec Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers awarded him the Antonio Lamer Career Achievement Award.
He became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2012 and is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
He has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada® since 2006 and was designated by Best Lawyers® as Lawyer of the year for 2019 and 2021 in the field of criminal law in Montreal.
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