112 Front Street East, Belleville, ON K8N 2Y7 main (613) 966-4614 | fax (613) 966-6182
The Hurley Law LLP defence practice ranges from regulatory offences to homicides. As prosecutors, they have acted on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General in the prosecution
of Criminal Code offences and, as standing agents for
the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, they prosecute
offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
and other federal statutes on a regular basis.
• Bail Hearings
• Charter of Rights
• Domestic Violence
• Sexual Offences
• Young Offenders
• Drinking and Driving
• Regulatory Offences
Patrick and Joanne Hurley's practice encompasses all types
of civil disputes with an emphasis on commercial, employment, estate and personal injury litigation and insurance claims.
• Legal Aid accepted
• 24 hour emergency service
• 25% discount offered to senior citizens
(over the age of 65) for preparation of Wills
and Powers of Attorney
In addition to their litigation practice, Patrick and Joanne prepare Wills and Powers of Attorney on behalf of clients and can assist them in estate planning and administrations.
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Built in 1890 with the purpose of being a firehouse, the City of Belleville owned the property for over 50 years and used it as such.
In 1940, the building was sold and has been operated commercially since that time.
112 Front Street has been home to many distinguished law firms and it is with great pride the Hurley Law LLP now resides in the prominent piece of historical downtown Belleville architecture.
For the past 75 years, lawyers have been passionately practicing law from this address. Orman Butler was among one of the first before joining forces with Robert Graydon to form Butler and Graydon Law Firm. In 1991, Patrick Hurley joined forces with
Mr. Graydon where they practiced law until Justice Graydon’s Judicial Appointment to the Ontario Court of Justice.
In 2006, Patrick acquired the partnership along with his sister Joanne Hurley and commenced practicing law
as Hurley and Williams with offices in both Picton and Belleville. In 2014, Hurley Law LLP was formed where Patrick and Joanne
will continue to be distinguished by the excellence of their work as they represent a wide variety of clients including individuals
and professional organizations at all levels of the courts as well as various administrative boards and tribunals.
Patrick was born and raised in Belleville. After graduating with a degree in Classics from Queen’s University, he obtained his law degree from the University of Toronto in 1985. He articled at Campbell Godfrey Lewtas and continued as an associate with its successors, Faskin Campbell Godfrey and Fasken Martineau. He returned to Belleville in1991 joining Robert Graydon, a well-known senior criminal lawyer. In 2006, Robert Graydon was appointed to the bench and Patrick joined his sister Joanne’s firm, Hurley and Williams, which had offices in both Belleville and Picton. In 2014, Patrick and Joanne formed Hurley Law LLP.
Patrick has a broad civil and criminal litigation practice. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and all levels
of courts in Ontario. He has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. He is a per diem prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General and Standing Agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac and Prince Edward Counties. He is also a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court.
B.A. ( Classics) Queen’s University 1982
L.L.B. University of Toronto 1985
Bar Admissions: Ontario 1987
Law Society of Upper Canada
Hastings County Law Association
Quinte Criminal Lawyers Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Ontario Deputy Judges Association
Extremely Serious Criminal Matters Panel, Legal Aid Ontario
Per Diem Prosecutor, Ministry of the Attorney General
Standing Agent, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Deputy Judge, Small Claims Court
Board of Directors;
of Bay of Quinte
Joanne was born and raised in Belleville. She graduated from Nicholson Catholic College in 1975. She received her B.A. from Carleton University in 1978 and her L.L.B. from the University of Leeds in England in 1981. She articled and practiced in Toronto for 5 years with Smiley, Allingham, MacFarland and Stortini, primarily as junior to The Honourable Madam Justice Jean MacFarland (who was subsequently appointed to the Superior Court of Justice and latterly the Ontario Court of Appeal). In 1987, Joanne continued to practice civil and criminal litigation with The Honourable Mr. Justice Richard Byers (who was appointed to the Superior Court in 1988).
For the next 25 years, Joanne remained in Picton practicing civil and criminal litigation until she formed Hurley Law LLP with her brother Patrick in 2014. Joanne’s wide-ranging practice encompasses civil litigation including commercial, employment, personal injury, insurance and medical malpractice. She has been a standing agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada since 1987 and enjoys general criminal defence work. She is also Children’s Lawyer and assists in mediation in Family Law matters. She has been a Small Claims Court Judge since the late 90s. Joanne has extensive trial experience in civil and criminal jury and non-jury cases.
Joanne is especially grateful to her Father, The Honourable Bernard W. Hurley Q.C. (a lawyer and then a Judge in Belleville and Picton for 50 years) who has mentored her so well since the beginning and continues to do so.
University of Leeds, L.L.B., 1981
Carleton University, B.B.s, 1978
Law Society of Upper Canada
Hastings County Law Association
Ontario Deputy Judges Association
Extremely Serious Criminal Matters Panel , Legal Aid Ontario
Per Diem Prosecutor,
Ministry of the Attorney General
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Deputy Judge Small Claims Court
Cuddy Chicks Limited v. Ontario Labour Relations Board  2SCR5 81DLR (4th) 121
Cuddy Chicks Limited v. Ontario Labour Relations Board 1989,10 or (20) 179 ( Ont CA)
Dobson et al v. K. Knudsen Construction Limited et al, 2010 ONSC 56550 (CanLll)
Eliopoulos v. Rigos, 2005 CanLll 14980 (ON SC)
Eliopoulos v. Rigos, 2005 CanLll 14981 (ON SC)
Eskritt v. Mackay, 2006 CanLll 37518 (ON SC)
Eskritt v. Mackay, 2008 ONCA 611 (CanLll)
Goddard v. Can Grow Inc., 2003 CanLll 32917 (ON SC)
Heritage Baths Ltd. v. Bath Solutions Inc., 2008 CanLll 39433 (ON SC)
lasenzas v. lasenza Estate, 2007 CanLll 23351 (ON SC)
Marshall v. Newman, Oliver & McCarten Insurance Brokers Ltd., 2004 CanLll 15915 (ON CA)
R. v. B.S., 2008 CanLll 10389 (ON SC)
R. v. Brickman, 2009 CanLll 60094 (ON SC)
R. v. Sands, 2002 CanLll 41520 (ON CA)
R. v. Simmons, 2008 CanLll 3433 (ON SC)
R. v. Thomas, 2004 CanLll 8097 (ON SC)
R. v. Sztejnmiler  O.J. 5268 (OCJ) – 2013-07-08/299 CCC (3rd) 456
Ypma v. BICC General Pyrotenax Cables Ltd., 2002 CanLll 18872 (ON SC)
R. v. Simmons  O.J. No. 395
Jarvis v. Montgomery  O.J. No. 1932
R. v. N.B.  O.J. No. 3895
R. v. J.M.S.  O.J. No. 1032
Lake Avenue Resort Park Inc. v. Korpela Hurley, Patrick  O.J. No. 1829
866917 Ontario Limited (Royal Hotel) Re, 2007 CanLll 27004 (ON AGC) – 2007-06-26
Hurley’s wife was born on a farm in Marysville, not far from Belleville, and the latter town struck Hurley, a native of Toronto, as a logical place to practise law. It turned out to be better than logical. As far as Hurley was concerned, Belleville was perfect.
Hurley grew up a Catholic kid in Toronto's east end. He attended St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto and then Osgoode Hall, where he received his call to the bar in 1950. In Belleville, which Hurley found ideal and welcoming from the start, he joined a firm that included three other lawyers; one of them was a remarkable counsel who had a lasting impact on the way Hurley handled himself in the courts. This counsel was Malcolm Robb, eleven years older than Hurley, a Second World War veteran and an advocate who was in the process of defining his courtroom technique. Robb practised for most of his career in Toronto, but he lived and worked
in Belleville from 1947 to 1954, which was just long enough to teach young Ben Hurley a thing or two.
Robb went at trial preparation with acute precision, and in the courtroom he radiated conviction. These were attitudes and traits that Robb passed on to the willing Hurley. “When Malcolm wasn’t satisfied with what I did in a case,” Hurley said, “he had a direct way of making his dissatisfaction plain to me.” So it was that the Hurley approach followed the Robb model. More
as taken from the pages of 'Learned Friends A Tribute to Fifty Remarkable Ontario Advocates, 1950-2000' by Jack Batten
Public Trustee v. Mortimer et al. Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 2306
Lambert v. B.N.P. Canada Inc. Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 311
Chiusolo v. Royal Insurance Company of Canada Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 677
Barraclough v. Royal Insurance Co. of Canada Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 103
Federal Business Development Bank v. American Home Assurance Co. Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 602
Yannakouras v. Canadian Home Assurance Co. Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 1184
Oakville Storage and Forwarders Ltd. v. Canadian National Railway Co. Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 572
Oakville Storage and Forwarders Ltd. v. Canadian National Railway Co. Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 2463
Carswell v. Traders General Insurance Co. Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 1508
Sandham Air Service Ltd. v. Bank of Nova Scotia Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 2579
Chaplin v. Prince Edward (County) (Ont. Div. Ct.) Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 631
Prince Edward County Children's Aid Society v. S.H. Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 31
Gardiner v. Horne Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 4957
Keller v. Hall Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 6522
Keller v. Hall Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 78
Murphy v. Murphy Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 412
Hughes v. Hughes Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 5145
R. v. Children's Aid Society of Prince Edward County Hurley, Ms.  O.J. No. 4956
Holmes v. Kingston (City) Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 1838
R. v. Navarchi Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 4588
R. v. Navarchi Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 4582
R. v. Navarchi Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 5053
Carter v. Leary Hurley, Joanne  O.J. No. 6029
Children's Aid Society of Prince Edward County v. K.S. Hurley, J.  O.J. No. 5559
With a combined work experience of over 53 years, the administrative staff at Hurley Law LLP has been an integral part of the support network since the firm's formation.
All of our assistants have displayed an ongoing sense of loyalty and commitment throughout our years together, both to the firm and our clients.
We look forward to many more years together of continued dedicated service.
BERNARD HURLEY QC