About DBC Legal

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Why DBC?

These letters represent more than just the initials of lawyer Danielle Bélanger-Corbin but as a veteran, it highlights her Dedication to clients, her Bravery in legal challenges and her Commitment to serving justice.
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Danielle Bélanger-Corbin

Meet our team

We are a dynamic and passionate team that is committed to delivering exceptional legal services. With our vibrant energy and innovative approach, we strive to provide personalized solutions to our clients. Whether it’s navigating complex real estate transactions or protecting your assets through estate planning, we’ve got you covered. Our 24/7 availability ensures that we are there when you need us the most. Contact us today at 705.647.9411 or info@dbclegal.ca to schedule an appointment. Let’s embark on this legal journey together!

Danielle Bélanger-Corbin

Danielle Bélanger-Corbin

Danielle is a decorated Army Logistics Officer who retired in 2000 after a rewarding career where she played key leadership roles in the evolving business of logistics and supply within the department of National Defence, in support of its military operations at home and abroad. Upon her retirement, she and her husband – Dr. Jean Corbin – moved their family to our area and have never looked back. A firm believer that one should never stop learning, Danielle completed her Law degree (Juris Doctor) in 2022 at uOttawa’s French Common Law Program and her articles as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court. She was called to the Bar in 2023.

Danielle brings a unique approach to law, one that has been forged by a professional career that spans over 35 years. However, she feels that it is through her volunteer work and community engagement with organizations such as Temiskaming Victim Services, the North on Tap Craft Beer Festival, the Festival des Folies FrancoFun as well as her experience in more structured not-for-profit governance, as past Chair of the Board of the North East Local Health Integration Network and Governor of NOSM University, that have helped her become a better lawyer…and a better person. 

To find out more about Danielle unique career path into law, click this link to hear an interview she did with Gabrielle Sabourin of Radio-Canada’s “À l’échelle humaine” (available in French only) Retourner aux études à 50 ans (radio-canada.ca)

Her profile is also available on LinkedIn

Janet Little, Law clerk

Janet Little, Law clerk

Janet was with Doupe Law for 10 years prior to joining DBC Legal! She is one of our fantastic real estate clerks who also has a wealth of expertise in Corporate Law and Estates. Janet attended Northern College’s Architectural Technician program. In her spare time Janet enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, camping, reading, gardening and planning for retirement. She will be incredibly missed when that time comes!!

Melissa Rideout, Law clerk

Melissa Rideout, Law clerk

Melissa is one of our highly trained and professional Real Estate and Wills & Estates Clerk. Melissa first joined Doupe Law in October of 2020 before joining DBC Legal. She says that her favourite area of law is Real Estate, hands down! Melissa graduated from Northern College’s Law Clerk Program in 2014. In her spare time you can find Melissa painting, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Brittany Hastings, Law clerk

Family Law, Executive Assistant and Bookkeeping

Brittany Hastings, Law clerk

Brittany is the cornerstone of our firm! Not only is she our family law clerk, she is also Danielle’s Executive Assistant and is currently learning the ropes of real estate law. In addition, she prepares accounts and invoicing and handles the firm’s bookkeeping as well. Our very own legal chief, cook, and bottle washer! Brittany trained in the Community Justice Services program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, and plans to complete the Law Clerk program at Northern College beginning in 2024. Brittany loves animals and is an accomplished farmer (ducks, chickens, pigs, cows…a real Noah’s Ark!) and also enjoys hiking and camping.

Arielle Thibodeau Morris, Law student

Brittany Hastings, Law clerk

Arielle has completed her first year of law at the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law Program. She is so excited to be serving the Northern community of Temiskaming shores and area, this summer. She is a proud bilingual Franco-Ontarian. Arielle brings a unique approach to Law, having completed a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in health sciences, specializing in medical technological innovations. In her spare time, you will find her with a good book, drawing portraits or relaxing outside in the sun.

Erika Breault, Student

Brittany Hastings, Law clerk
Born and raised in New Liskeard, Erika attended high school at ESCSM where she enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball. She has completed her second year of criminology at the University of Ottawa and intends to pursue a career in law once she finishes her bachelor’s degree. She enjoys listening to music, playing the piano and shopping.

Piper

Piper
Piper – an Australian Shepherd – is our CMO (Chief Morale Officer). When she is not working on the Corbin Ranch, she loves herding clients towards the boardroom to their appointment. We are lucky to have her working for us Pro Bone-O!

Nixon, CMO-in-training 

Piper

This very good boy is learning from Piper and takes his CMO-in-training role very seriously. He guarantees free kisses with every visit. Nixon was adopted from the Northern Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Temiskaming Shores. If you are thinking of adding a pet to your home, please consider adopting from this not-for-profit rescue. They will also gladly accept your charitable donations. If animals are near and dear to your heart, why not consider gifting proceeds from your Estate when you draft your Will.