Meet Our Lawyers

Bill Doogue

Director | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

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

Director | 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

Director | 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.

Shaun Pascoe

Partner | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

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.

Kate Da Costa

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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.

Dee Giannopoulos

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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.

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

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

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.

Hester Kelly

ASSOCIATE

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

Greer Boe

Associate

Greer is based in Melbourne and appears daily  in Melbourne Magistrates, County and Children’s Courts of Victoria.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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