My reputation means everything to me, so I know yours means everything to you. My team and I will ensure you get the best representation possible; your success is our success.
Who I am
I have practiced criminal defence since 2006, protecting clients of all backgrounds from serious charges and harmful allegations that have threatened their freedoms and livelihood. I have appeared at all levels of court in Ontario to represent my clients to the fullest extent possible. I’m not afraid to go to trial to protect your rights; when it comes to your well being there is no compromise.
I have restricted my practice exclusively to criminal defence since 2006. My prior experience in civil litigation and education is an important part of my history, but, focusing exclusively on criminal defence has allowed me and my team the opportunity to constantly refine our skills and remain on the leading edge of all new developments in criminal defence litigation. Our focused approach to criminal defence allows us to effectively represent my clients and has lead to our proven track record for high quality legal representation.
Meet The Team
Our team has achieved great successes for past clients, and we can do the same for you. Our rigorous defensive practices have your best interests in mind. Feel at ease knowing you have my team of experts working with me to protect your rights. At Ron Ellis a great defence is the standard.
Ron has practiced criminal law since 2006. Prior to that, Ron practiced civil litigation, including the prosecution and defence of professional negligence claims, at the law firm of Harrison Pensa LLP in London. Ron has extensive trial experience – appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal. Prior to returning to London in 2003, Ron was a professional educator in Calgary Alberta and served as Director of Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law.
Laura completed her undergraduate degree at London’s Western University and Dalhousie University in Halifax. Laura worked with us as our summer student while completing her law degree in England at the University of York. After returning to Canada in June of 2017, Laura completed her Canadian Equivalency exams and Bar exams. Laura was called to the bar in June of 2019.
Dan completed his undergraduate degree at Wilfried Laurier University in Waterloo, and his law degree at London’s Western University. While at Western in his second year at law school, Dan was a caseworker at Western’s legal clinic which provided hands on criminal file experience. During his final year at Western, Dan was a supervisor at the legal clinic. Dan worked with us as an articling student upon graduating from Western and was called to the Bar in April of 2021.
Licensed Paralegal/Office Manager
Since beginning her work within the legal profession, Melissa has worked with a number of high quality legal counsel – the most notable being Jeanine LeRoy, now Madame Justice LeRoy, Regional Senior Justice. Melissa has effectively used the experience and skills she developed under the tutelage of Justice LeRoy to help me develop one of the best criminal law firms in southern Ontario – if I do say so myself. Melissa has taken her passion for the law to the next level and has completed her Paralegal studies at Fanshawe College, graduating on the President’s Honour Roll. She was also the recipient of the academic award for highest GPA. As a Paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Ontario, Melissa is able to offer our clients high quality legal representation in Small Claims Court, Provincial Offences Court, Criminal Court for summary conviction offences, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Team of Experts
Ron Ellis Law has an extended team of experts to assist where required. From private investigation services, to forensic toxicology, to technology expertise, we are able to use the extensive knowledge of these professionals to provide you with the best defence possible.