Dr Michael FitzGerald is an experienced jury trial advocate who has appeared regularly in the Court of Appeal.
Michael has extensive experience appearing before Royal Commissions and the Australian Crime Commission. He appears in bail applications, committals, trials, pleas and appeals, particularly in complex drug, fraud and conspiracy matters.
Michael was admitted to practice in 2011 and became an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law in 2016. He prides himself on preparation of his cases and his knowledge of the law.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 with Bachelors degrees with honours in Arts and Law. In 2002 he was awarded the Laurie Prize for the highest ranked student in the Department of Philosophy honours program, and the Freehills Prize for advanced legal research. He undertook doctoral studies at Monash University and was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2011.
Michael has lectured in a range of legal disciplines since 2007, with a focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and sentencing.