Meet Our Lawyers

Bill Doogue

Director | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

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Bill Doogue was first admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1989 and has over 30 years experience as a Criminal Lawyer. Bill has also been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 1998.

Andrew George

Director | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

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Andrew George has over 30 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

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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 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

Director | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

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Kristina Kothrakis is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, with vast experience in criminal law. Kristina is based in the Melbourne office and appears daily basis in the Magistrates’, County and Children’s Courts of Victoria. on pleas of guilty, 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

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Dee began her career in criminal law at Doogue + George in 2012 whilst completing her post graduate studies and has spent her career at the firm excelling in criminal defence and acquiring a Criminal Law Specialist Accreditation. She is now a Partner of the firm, based in Melbourne.

Una Ebsworth

PARTNER | ACCREDITED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST

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Una Ebsworth is an experienced criminal lawyer and an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist based in Melbourne. Una has experience in a wide range of criminal matters from summary matters to trials and appeals in the higher courts.

Kate Da Costa

Senior Associate

Kate has practised exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer since her admission to practice in 2002. Committed to suburban legal practice, Kate is based in the western suburbs at our Sunshine office.

Sophie Parsons

Senior Associate | In House Counsel | Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Sophie Parsons is an experienced criminal law advocate who has appeared in a broad range of criminal defence matters in Victoria and the Northern Territory. Sophie appears in bail applications, committals, trials, pleas and appeals, and also before investigative bodies such as Royal Commissions.

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

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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.

Hester Kelly

Associate

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

Ophelia Hollway

Ophelia Hollway

Senior Associate

Ophelia Hollway is based in our Melbourne office and regularly appears on behalf of clients in all Melbourne 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 our Melbourne office and regularly appears in the Melbourne Magistrates Court as well other suburban and regional courts.

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Lauren Roycroft

Senior Lawyer

Lauren is based in Broadmeadows and regularly appears at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court as well as other suburban and regional courts around Melbourne and Victoria.

Josh Harris is based in our Broadmeadows office and appears regularly in Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court as well as other metropolitan and regional courts. 

Josie Giarrusso is based in our Sunshine office and appears regularly in Sunshine Magistrates’ Court as well as other metropolitan and regional courts. 

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.

Brittany has recently joined the firm from the County Court where she worked for two years as an Associate. Her practice is based at our Melbourne and Broadmeadows offices.

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

Previously a research assistant to criminal barristers, Cassandra joins the firm at our Sunshine Office.

Luwam was a legal assistant at the firm for 3 years before joining our Broadmeadows office.