I grew up in Macarthur and went to University at UWS Macathur.
I receieved my Masters of Laws (Criminal Practice) from the University of Wollongong.
My First Job
I commenced my law career at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions at the Campbelltown Office. Shortly after starting, an opportunity arose for me to take up a role at the Dubbo Office. I appeared as a solicitor for the Crown on appeals & sentences, instructed in trials and in the Local Court.
"How do you feel about Bourke?"
After three years with the Director's Office I had the opportunity to be the Solicitor in Charge of the Bourke Office of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd. This role allowed me to advocate for those who face some of the most disadvantageous circumstances.
East of Lithgow
After spending a year in Bourke, I was ready to return to Sydney to rejoin family, so took up an offer with the Parramatta Office of the Aboriginal Legal Service. Here I appeared across Western Sydney in a variety of Courts and jurisdictions. During 2012 I was a Solicitor for Legal Aid NSW in Courts in Penrith, Campbelltown and Parramatta.
A Call to the Bar
In 2013 I commenced as a Barrister. Since coming to the Bar I have run trials for charges such as Aggravated Car-jacking, Commercial Manufacture of Drugs, Wound with Intent, Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery Armed with a Dangerous Weapon. Each of these matters had verdicts of 'Not Guilty'.
While I am most often the advocate for a person charged with the offence/s, I have appeared on behalf of the Crown; Juvenile Justice and in Family Law and Care and Protection matters.
Going to Court is not always about being found guilty or not guilty. Often the person attending is more concerned about the consequences. I am skilled at understanding what it is that you are seeking; and structuring my advocacy to assist you to achieve that outcome. Maybe keeping you licence is important, maybe you need to maintain your right to work, or maybe you need to stay out of custody.
Let my years of experience guide how best to manage your court matter. Be it a strong defence, or a compassionate plea in mitigation, I can support you through this difficult time.