Meet Our Lawyers

Bill Doogue

Partner | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Crime - Preeminent - 2021

Bill Doogue was first admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1989 and has over 20 years experience as a Criminal Lawyer. Bill has also been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist for 20 years since 1998.

Andrew George

Partner | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Andrew George has over 20 years experience as a criminal lawyer and was first admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1989. Andrew has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1995.

Josh Taaffe

Partner | Trial Counsel | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Josh is a specialist trial lawyer and the in-house Counsel for the firm with over ten years experience as a criminal lawyer,  appearing in trials before Judge and Jury since 2009. Josh is a partner of the firm and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. Josh is the deputy chair of the criminal law section of the Law Institute of Victoria. Josh is based in our Melbourne office and appears in all Victorian Courts, at every level. Josh provides advice and representation for all criminal cases.

Kristina Kothrakis

Partner | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Kristina Kothrakis is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, with vast experience in criminal law. Kristina is a Partner, based in the Melbourne office and appears on a daily basis in the Magistrates’, County and Children’s Courts of Victoria. on pleas of guilty, pleas of not guilty, committal hearings, bail applications and appeals. Her primary areas of expertise include sexual offences, white collar crime, drug trafficking/importations and also includes driving charges and all summary crime.

Dee Giannopoulos

Partner | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Dee began her career in criminal law at Doogue + George in 2012 whilst completing her post graduate studies, now an experienced Senior Associate based in Melbourne.

Una Ebsworth

PARTNER | ACCREDITED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST

Una Ebsworth is an experienced criminal lawyer and an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist based in our Melbourne office.

Kate Da Costa

Senior Associate

Kate has practised exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer since her admission to practice in 2002. Committed to suburban practice, Kate is available for in-person conferences at our Sunshine and Heidelberg offices.

Sophie Parsons

Senior Associate | In House Counsel | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Sophie Parsons is an experienced defence advocate and trial lawyer who appears in a broad range of defended matters in Victorian courts, and before investigative bodies such as Royal Commissions. She is based in our Melbourne office. Sophie has appeared in jury trials in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Dr Michael FitzGerald

Senior Associate | In House Counsel | Accredited Criminal law Specialist

Dr Michael FitzGerald is an experienced criminal law advocate who has appeared in all Victorian courts, as well as before investigative bodies such as Royal Commissions and the Australian Crime Commission. He appears in bail applications, committals, trials, pleas and appeals, with particular experience in complex drug, fraud and conspiracy matters.

Amelia Ramsay

Senior Associate

Amelia has a strong practice in providing advice and representation in Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal matters. Amelia appears almost daily as a solicitor advocate in the Magistrates’ Court, in Melbourne and at suburban courts.

Isabelle Skaburskis

Senior Associate

Isabelle Skaburskis is based in our Melbourne office. Her experience in criminal law and international human rights law is an asset to the firm and her clients.

Tyson is based at the Broadmeadows office and appears daily on behalf of his clients in the Magistrates’ and the Children’s Courts of Victoria.

Hester Kelly

Associate

Hester is based at our Melbourne office and appears in all Melbourne and Victorian Courts.

Ophelia Hollway is based in our Broadmeadows office and regularly appears on behalf of clients in Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court as well as other metropolitan and regional courts.

Molly is based at our Melbourne office and regularly appears in the Melbourne Magistrates Court as well other suburban and regional courts.

Annamiek is based at the Sunshine office and and regularly appears in Sunshine Magistrates’ Court as well as the other Magistrates’ Courts across Melbourne.

Josh Harris was admitted to legal practice in February 2019 after completing a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He previously worked as an associate to HH Judge Lyon of the County Court of Victoria.

Josie Giarrusso was admitted to legal practice in November 2020 after completing a Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne. She was previously a Judge’s Associate at the County Court of Victoria for two years.

Gabrielle Redmond was admitted to Australian legal practice in 2019. She also passed the New York bar exam in February 2020 and commenced a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne in 2021.