Rodney Sellar

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Rodney Sellar

Senior Partner

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fax: 613-236-6958

Mr. Sellar is the senior partner at Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter. He graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce and from Ottawa University Law School in 1976. He has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1978. In 1989, he was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal litigation and has maintained this designation with the Certification Board annually since that date.

Mr. Sellar taught criminal law at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course, has lectured at numerous Law Society educational courses, and has been a guest lecturer in Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy at the University of Ottawa Law School.

Mr. Sellar has over 35 years of extensive and successful experience representing clients charged with criminal offences and related litigation. He has represented defendants at all levels of the Ontario Courts, the Supreme Court of Canada, Court Martials and the Court Martial Appeal Court. Rod has represented clients under investigation and at trial for offences including murder, sexual assault, domestic assault, trafficking and production of drugs, money laundering, extradition and impaired driving and all driving offences. He has wide experience representing corporations that require advice on criminal, quasi-criminal, regulatory, industrial safety and cross-border issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Litigation, Law Society of Upper Canada


  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – 1976
  • Queen’s University
    • Bachelor of Commerce


  • Lecturer, Criminal Law, Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course
  • Guest Lecturer, Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy, University of Ottawa Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada , Member, 1978 – Present

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