Maya George is based in our Broadmeadows and Melbourne offices. With a wide range of experience in criminal law, Maya is committed to providing her clients with conscientious and pragmatic legal advice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from Monash University.
Maya comes to Doogue + George from the County Court, where she was a Judge’s associate in the Criminal Division. In this role, Maya assisted with sentence writing and gained extensive experience in organising trials, pleas, and appeals involving a broad range of criminal offences. Prior to this, Maya worked in the Chief Magistrate’s chambers as Legal Policy Officer. She provided strategic advice on a variety of issues including family violence, specialist courts and programs, and the Court’s COVID-19 response, and gained an intricate knowledge of the operational requirements of the Magistrates’ Court.
Maya has a deep interest in social justice, and completed a major in human rights as part of her Bachelor of Arts. Committed to ensuring that all members of the community have access to high quality legal representation, Maya has experience working with clients from a range of backgrounds, and has a particular interest in assisting LGBTQIA+ clients.
While studying, Maya worked and volunteered at First Step Legal, a community legal centre co-located within a mental health and addiction clinic. She obtained practical insight into therapeutic approaches to criminal justice, and the importance of approaching every case in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. Maya also spent several months in Louisiana, working with clients facing the death penalty. This high-stakes work sharpened her strategic thinking and attention to detail, as well as her commitment to criminal defence work.
Maya recognises that facing criminal charges is a stressful and overwhelming experience. She prides herself on supporting clients through the Court process with equal measures of diligence, empathy, and hard work.