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Our Lawyers

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson has over 30 years experience in criminal law including:

Michael Gleeson •  Advocacy
•  Advice
•  Criminal Trials/Pleas/Appeals
•  Inquests/Special Hearings
•  Drink Driving & Traffic Offence Expert
•  Police Interviews
•  Intervention Orders
•  Bail
•  Corporate Crime
•  High Court Appeals

In addition to Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Education Degrees, Michael holds a post graduate Diploma in Criminology.

Michael is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

Michael has a reputation as one of Victoria's leading criminal lawyers and featured prominently in 2007 on national television show The Code: Crime & Justice.

Mobile : 0419 614 333
Email : Michael@gleesons.com.au


Damian McNally

LL.B Grad. Dip. LEG PRAC
Associate Solicitor

Damian McNally Damian McNally is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law. Whilst studying, he worked full-time as a Law Clerk at Parke Lawyers, dealing primarily with commercial matters.

With a keen desire to pursue his life-long passion for advocacy and social justice, Damian commenced as a Criminal Defence Lawyer with Michael J Gleeson & Associates in 2011. He is admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia and is considerably experienced in all aspects of criminal law; from legal advices, to bail applications, sentencing matters, defended Magistrate Court hearings and has had the conduct of County Court and Supreme Court trials. He has also been involved in an appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Damian's strong enthusiasm for criminal law is highly evident and is reflected in his dedication to clients. He prides himself on his hands-on approach to all matters and his ingrained ability to listen to his clients.

Mobile : 0422 278 387
Email : Damian@gleesons.com.au


Lisa Andrews

LL.B (Hons)Grad. Dip. LEG PRAC. M.Pub & Int. Law

Lisa Andrews Lisa Andrews completed her Bachelor of Law(Honours) at the Charles Darwin University and practical legal training at College of Law, whilst working full time a criminal law clerk in a small country legal practice. She continued in that firm, practicing predominately in the criminal jurisdiction, following her admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2009. She has also worked with the Deputy State Coroner of Victoria

Lisa also holds a Masters of Public and International Law from the Melbourne University with her post-graduate studies focusing on human rights law and issues including access to justice and fair trial rights. In 2010 she completed a three month internship at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre working with death row inmates and those awaiting trial on capital offences. In 2012/2013 she completed a six month placement in Cambodia working as a Legal Advisor, on a volunteer basis, for an International Non-Governmental Organisation who work with the victims of severe human rights abuses.

She has appeared in the Magistrate's, Children's, County and Coroners Courts of Victoria. Her advocacy experience includes appearing in contested hearings, committals and bail applications in the Magistrates' Court as well as Mentions, Directions Hearing and Appeals in the County Court. She is also experienced in the preparation of matters for trial in the County and Supreme Courts and regularly instructs in trials.

Mobile : 0458 976 261
Email : Lisa@gleesons.com.au


Arun Sandhir

Office & Accounts Manager

Arun Sandhir Arun is our Office Manger and is well versed in all areas of the practice. He has tertiary qualifications in both accounting and commerce. Now in his sixth year with this firm he uses his professional qualifications and life experience to ensure our standards of professionalism and client service are maintained. Arun is also our Accounts Manager and is available to answer any query that a client may have about the fees structures of this firm.

Before commencing at Michael J Gleeson & Associates, Arun gained experienced in a chartered accountancy firm and also worked at the University of Queensland.

In addition to English, Arun is fluent in Hindi and Punjabi.

Mobile : 0432 541 089
Email : accountant@gleesons.com.au


Kathleen Blair

Receptionist/ Legal Assistant

Kathleen Blair Kathleen offers administrative support to our lawyers in a capable and professional way. She has many years industry experience and an abundance of common sense (aside from barracking for Collingwood!). Kathleen prides herself on her service skills and has a genuine interest in her work. She joined the firm in 2014 and is putting systems in place to ensure we remain the ultimate service provider. Kathleen has a Certificate IV in Business Administration and a certificate in Project Management for Business.

Email : info@gleesons.com.au


Sophie Mirderikvand

Marketing Officer

Sophie Mirderikvand Sophie Mirderikvand graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the Engineering Faculty of University of Kerman. She is committed to ensuring client satisfaction and developing and preparing our marketing policies. She has first hand experience in adapting to a new culture and will listen carefully to any concerns or issues that may arise. She is a welcome addition to our team in striving to be a total service provider and ensuring client satisfaction.

Sophie is fluent in both English and Persian.

Mobile : 0411 824 100
Email : info@gleesons.com.au

MJG & Associates
Law Institute of Victoria - Specialist Accreditation
Criminal Law