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Adam Bellman

Director / Lawyer

Adam commenced Bellman Legal in early 2023. In October 2023, Bellman Legal moved to it current location at 198 Timor Street, Warrnambool, which was formally occupied by Fogarty Lawyers.

After working as a Clerk of Court for the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, Adam returned to the area in 2015, and worked for other firms, before deciding to open his own practice.

Adam's practice areas include wills and estate planning, family law and divorce, civil and commercial disputes and litigation, debt recovery, conveyancing and commercial lease, employment law and victims of crime.

Adam grew up in Cobden and is well connected in the Warrnambool and surrounding communities.
Adam is a Director of Demo Dairy Foundation, Treasurer of the Western District Law Association, Vice President of the Russells Creek Cricket Club, Committee Member of the Panmure Bulldogs and Chair of the Garvoc Cemetery Trust.

Kiernan Celestina

Senior Lawyer

Kiernan commenced employment with Fogarty Lawyers in 2009, and moved into the position of Senior Lawyer at Bellman Legal in 2023. He became an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law in 2016.

Kiernan’s practice areas include criminal law and court appearances, intervention orders, wills, estates, disputed wills and commercial leases. He appears at all Courts and Tribunals, including the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and VCAT.

Kiernan grew up in Koroit and Warrnambool, and maintains strong connections to the local community. He enjoys the lifestyle and natural world that the South West region offers.

Ann Johnson

Practice Manager

Ann has had a lengthy career working in legal offices.

In October 2023, Ann moved into the role of Practice Manager with Bellman Legal.

Nicole Nuske

Legal Assistant

Nicole is a Warrnambool local and after spending ten years in the retail industry, joined Bellman Legal in October 2023, in the role of Legal Assistant.

Nicole is married and a busy mum of three, who enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Nicole looks forward to assisting new and existing clients to Bellman Legal.

Alison Southwell

Legal Assistant

Alison is a Warrnambool local and has had a lengthy career working in legal offices.

Alison joined Bellman Legal in November 2023, as a Legal Assistant.

Alison looks forward to assisting new and existing clients to Bellman Legal.

Gemma Regan

Receptionist / Legal Assistant

Gemma joined Belllman Legal in May 2024, as Receptionist / Legal Assistant after a number of years working in the retail industry.

Gemma looks forward to assisting new and existing clients to Bellman Legal.