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 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 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 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.
Shaun Pascoe is an experienced defence lawyer and an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. Shaun is a Partner of the firm and runs the Heidelberg office, which is situated only minutes away from the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court, where Shaun appears regularly.
Brent Casey has over 10 years experience as a criminal lawyer and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a Senior Associate at the firm. Based at our Broadmeadows office, Brent appears regularly for clients at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court.
Kate Da Costa is a Senior Associate based in our Sunshine office and has extensive criminal law experience. Kate appears regularly in the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court.
Sophie Parsons is one of the firm’s three in-house counsel and trial lawyers. She is based in our Melbourne office and appears daily in the Magistrates and County Courts of Victoria. Sophie has appeared in trials in Victoria and the Northern Territory.
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 is based in our Melbourne office and appears daily as a solicitor advocate in the Magistrates’ Court, both in Melbourne and at suburban courts. She also has experience instructing barristers in County Court and Supreme Court matters.
Sophie Stafford is based at our Melbourne office. She appears daily as a solicitor advocate in all Magistrates, County and Children’s Courts in Melbourne and across Victoria. Sophie also has experience instructing counsel in County Court and Supreme Court trials.
Alex is based at the Sunshine office and and regularly appears in Sunshine Magistrates’ Court as well as the other Magistrates’ Courts across Melbourne.
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.
Luke McMahon regularly appears in Broadmeadows Magistrate’s Court as well as other Victorian Courts. Luke assists clients charged with summary matters on pleas of guilty and pleas of not guilty as well as instructing in committal hearings and bail applications.