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.

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.

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. She has spent her career at the firm excelling in criminal defence. She is now an accredited criminal law specialist and 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 has practised exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer since her admission to practice in 2002. Committed to suburban legal practice, Kate is partner and office leader at the Doogue + George Sunshine office in the western suburbs.

Sophie Parsons

Partner | In House Counsel | Accredited Criminal law Specialist

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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.

Isabelle Skaburskis

PARTNER | Accredited Criminal law Specialist

Isabelle Skaburskis is one of the Doogue + George lawyers who are based in our Melbourne office. Isabelle is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and her experience in criminal law and international human rights law is an asset to the firm and clients.

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.
Avi Furstenberg

Avi Furstenberg

Partner | Accredited Criminal law Specialist

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Avi is an accredited criminal law specialist and is an accomplished advocate who appears regularly in all jurisdictions. He has represented clients in some of the most serious and complex cases in Australia including various Royal Commissions in Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmania.

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Holly was admitted to legal practice in August 2018 and has been dealing with both summary and serious indictable matters in the Magistrates', County, and Supreme Courts of Victoria, including appeal matters at the Court of Appeal.

Ophelia Hollway Lawyer Senior Associate

Ophelia Hollway

Senior Associate | Accredited Criminal law Specialist

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Ophelia Hollway is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and is based in our Melbourne office and regularly appears on behalf of clients in all Melbourne metropolitan and regional courts.

Annamiek Van Loon

SENIOR Associate

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

Jon Ross

Jon Ross

SENIOR Associate

Jon is an experienced criminal lawyer who has practised exclusively in criminal defence in London for over 20 years. Jon is based at our Broadmeadows and Melbourne offices. Jon’s significant and specialised experience is an asset to our firm and clients.

Codey Larkin

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Codey is based in our Melbourne office and regularly appears in all suburban and regional courts. Codey was previously a solicitor advocate in the Northern Territory and Victoria.
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Josh Harris

ASSOCIATE

Josh Harris is one of the Doogue + George lawyers who appear regularly at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court as well as suburban courts including Heidelberg and Broadmeadows.

Britt is based at our Broadmeadows and Melbourne offices and appears regularly at the Broadmeadows and Melbourne Magistrates’ Courts as well as all other suburban and regional courts. Britt also manages an indictable file load, instructing in County Court matters for both plea and trial.

Alexander Shirrefs

Alex Shirrefs

Associate

Alex was admitted to legal practice in 2020 and appears regularly as a solicitor advocate in the Magistrates’ and County Courts of Victoria, in both regional and metropolitan areas. Preparation, diligence, and tenacity are the cornerstones of his practice.

Cassandra has a broad practice at our Heidelberg, City and Sunshine office. She appears daily in all Victorian Magistrates’ courts for criminal matters, IVOs and bail applications, and takes on indictable criminal matters listed in the County Court.

Maya, previously a County Court Judge’s associate in the Criminal Division, is based in Broadmeadows and Melbourne, appearing in suburban and regional Magistrates’ Courts.

Nikita is based at our Sunshine Office and appears regularly in Sunshine and Melbourne Magistrates’ Courts as well as as well other suburban and regional courts.

Ella is based at our Sunshine Office and appears regularly in Sunshine and Melbourne Magistrates’ Courts as well as as well other suburban and regional courts.

Jonathan is based in our Broadmeadows and Melbourne offices. He previously worked as a Judge’s associate in the Criminal Division of the County Court of Victoria and at the Principal Registry of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Edward is based in our Broadmeadows and Melbourne offices. He previously practised at a boutique suburban law firm and was a Judge’s associate in the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Cosette is based in our Broadmeadows and Melbourne offices. She has previously worked as a Judge’s Associate within the Criminal Division at the County Court of Victoria.

Lachie is based in our Sunshine office, appearing in suburban and regional courts. He was previously a Judge’s Associate within the Criminal Division at the County Court of Victoria.

Rachelle is a lawyer at Doogue + George. She appears regularly in summary matters in all Victorian Magistrates’ Courts and draws on her experience as a Judge’s Associate in the County Court.