The Honourable Douglas M. Belch, Q.C.

The Honourable Douglas M. Belch, Q.C.



After many years of dedicated and diligent service at the Superior Court of Justice (East Region), the Honourable Douglas M. Belch, Q.C. will be mediating and arbitrating family and other matters with Epstein Cole LLP.

Doug received his law degree from Queen's University and was a partner with Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham in Kingston from 1969 until his appointment to the Bench in 1998. Doug has been a frequent lecturer, writer, and a past member of the Family Law Rules Committee.

Doug is known for his direct yet compassionate approach to problem-solving. While on the Bench, he was known for his ability to assist parties reach resolutions in the early stages of the litigation.

Epstein Cole LLP is thrilled to have Doug join us in our tradition of providing clients with alternatives to litigation for resolving complex family law matters. Doug is also available to mediate and arbitrate solicitor's negligence and personal injury matters in Kingston, Toronto, Ottawa, and the East Region.

  • Judge of the Superior Court of Justice - East Region (1998-2015)
  • Queen's Counsel (1983)
Bar Admissions & Education
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario (1969)
  • LL.B. from Queen's University, Faculty of Law (1967)