About Us

Learn about who we are and what we do. Our people and our history. There is much more to Callea Pearce Lawyers than meets the eye.

Callea Pearce Lawyers

Our journey

Our journey dates back to 1899 when Arthur Pearce began his career in the law. For over 100 years, the Pearce family continued in law. In 2009 Domenic Callea came into the business and expanded into Werribee. Domenic passed away in 2015 leaving a lasting legacy.

In recent times, Shayne Bedford and his team were given the fortunate opportunity to take over the business as the business now focuses on innovation being at the cutting edge of the legal industry. A dynamic and diverse team of 23 are at the heart of the business with offices in Melton, Richmond and Werribee.

There is nothing typical about Callea Pearce as we make waves in the industry as a leader in legal services designed for the community and you our clients!


Value Pillars of Callea Pearce


The standard we hold ourselves and each other, including our partners, referrers and clients to.


Recognising our history whilst actively seeking opportunity and growth.

Positive Relationships

Developing and maintaining positive relationships both internally and externally with each other, clients, referrers and the community.

Our Mission

To partner with you to provide high quality services with integrity and respect for our clients and community


Our People, Your Team

Shayne Bedford

Shayne Bedford

Principal Lawyer

Shayne’s passion is to see clients succeed in their private, business and property ventures. He is expert and well respected in these areas and clients keep coming back to him because he listens and then delivers, in that order!

Dimi Karangelis

Dimi Karangelis


Dimi is the head of our Family Law Department. Dimi joined Callea Pearce Lawyers in 2011. Prior to studying law, Dimi completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree at Monash University. Dimi also holds a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law).

Yajaira Appeldorff

Yajaira Appeldorff


Yajaira joined Callea Pearce after leaving a lasting impression on us during a short term traineeship with the firm in 2016. Yajaira works with the business law team and has a passion for ensuring our business clients are receiving a complete advisory service

Maree Roberts

Maree Roberts

Estates Clerk

Maree joined Callea Pearce in 2015 and has since become Head of the Wills and Estates Department. Prior to moving to the Western Suburbs, Maree enjoyed a 35-year long career in Dingley where she worked in all aspects of Wills and Estates

Paula Bibby

Paula Bibby

Conveyancing Clerk

Paula is the Team Leader of our Conveyancing Department. Originally from rural Victoria, Paula commenced her career in the legal industry as a receptionist in a small country firm

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