Aggravated Home Invasion, Commercial Quantity Drug Offences, Confiscation and Restraining Orders, Defence of Worksafe and OH&S Prosecutions, Homicide
Leanne Warren is the Principal of Leanne Warren & Associates, leading one of the largest and most successful specialist criminal law practices since 1995. Leanne has been practising as a criminal lawyer since 1986 and became a criminal law specialist in 1995. Previously Leanne was a partner in a specialist Criminal Law firm, Grace Warren Hale. In order to continue Leanne’s strong desire to provide her clients with the best representation at all times and strengthen the growth of the firm, Leanne employs staff who share the same defence driven approach and values.
In addition, Leanne is a member of the Criminal Law Specialisation Advisory Committee and a former member of the Executive Criminal Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Intervention, Family related matters, Criminal law
Hannah was admitted to practice law on 19 August 2013, having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, with Honours in 2013. During her studies Hannah was fortunate to complete electives abroad, in both Shanghai, China and Maastricht, The Netherlands. Hannah was also a member of the Criminal Law Committee. Prior to moving to Dribbin & Brown, Hannah worked as a criminal defence lawyer for a reputable criminal law firm, where she gained invaluable experience in all aspect of criminal law, including, intervention and family related matters.Hannah is passionate about the law and protecting those who are most vulnerable to the system.
Criminal law, Employment law, Wills & Estate matters, and Civil, Commercial and Family law
Andrew is a Partner of the firm, having joined the firm as a solicitor in 2008, being appointed Senior Associate in 2013 and becoming a Partner in 2018. Admitted to practice in 2007, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and also a Bachelor of Social Sciences.
What makes Andrew stand out from many other solicitors is that he will work for his clients from the commencement of their matter to the conclusion, and including appearing for his clients at Court to ensure the best possible result is achieved at all levels.
Criminal law, Litigation
James Cahill was appointed Deputy Associate Director of the criminal law section of the Legal Aid Commission of Victoria. In that capacity, he represented accused persons charged with extremely serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual offences and large frauds. In 2006, he opened his own practice, Cahill Legal Consultants, to offer his 30 years of experience to the wider community. He is an accredited specialist in criminal law. This means that the Law Institute of Victoria recognises him as a criminal law expert. He was accredited in 1995 and is one of the few Victorian lawyers recognised as an expert for this period of time. He holds a degree of Master of Laws from Monash University in criminal law and litigation. He has appeared in all court jurisdictions, namely the Coroners Court, Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court and has an expert knowledge of each.
Criminal law, Litigation, Family law, Parenting, Property law, Divorce, Child support, Family violence, Personal safety intervention order matters, Financial Agreement
Jessica is a lawyer who is passionate about both family and criminal law. Jessica completed the Juris Doctor at Monash University before being admitted in early 2020. Whilst studying for her law degree, Jessica worked for the Commonwealth Department of Human Services as a paralegal where she acquired extensive knowledge of Centrelink and its payment system. Prior to starting her career in law, Jessica graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in psychology. Jessica has always been passionate about helping people and sought to apply this through law. Jessica uses her background in psychology to connect with clients and assist them in achieving their best possible outcome.
Criminal law, Jurisdictions, Magistrates, Terrorism, Homicide, Drug trafficking
Jasmine strongly believes in providing the highest standard of legal representation for her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. She understands the stresses associated with going to court and is dedicated to ensuring that her clients understand every step of the process. Since 2016, Jasmine has held an elected position on the ‘LIV Criminal Law Executive Committee’. The Executive Committee is a representative body comprised of Criminal Lawyers acting on behalf of Criminal Lawyers across the state. The Executive Committee meets monthly to discuss changes and developments in the Criminal Law and provide submissions, media commentary and feedback. She also attends sub-committee meetings with relevant stakeholders such as the Judiciary, Victoria Police, Victorian Bar, the OPP and court staff.
Corporate law, White Collar Crime, Cybercrime, Terrorism, Children’s Law, Criminal law
Emma Turnbull is the principal and founding partner of Emma Turnbull Lawyers Pty Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Monash University. Emma is an accredited criminal law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria. Emma has completed postgraduate study and major research in Advanced Evidence, Sentencing, Corporate and White Collar Crime, Cybercrime, Terrorism and Children’s Laws. She is committed to ongoing professional development and this is evidenced by her excellent academic results. Emma has dedicated her legal career to being a defence lawyer. A passionate and forceful advocate, Emma appears regularly in all courts across the Victorian criminal law jurisdiction. This includes appearing as Counsel and instructing solicitor in Supreme and County Court trials, mental impairment trials, County Court and Magistrates’ Court plea hearings and bail applications.
Driving offences, Sexual and violent offences, Criminal law
Natasha has devoted her entire legal career to the practice of criminal law, quickly earning herself a reputation as a meticulous and vigorous negotiator and advocate. She is a strong believer in the protection of individual liberty and proper judicial process, which is reflected in her written and verbal case praised throughout all Victorian jurisdictions. Natasha exhibits a strong ability to analyse the evidentiary weight of each case, from driving offences to serious sexual and violent offences, and formulate a case strategy that is unique to each client in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Natasha possesses the requisite knowledge of criminal procedure and passion for criminal law that bring substance to the concept of “innocent until proven guilty”.
Criminal defence law, Voluminous criminal syndicate matters, Complex drug matters
Ruth is the Principal criminal defence lawyer in our office and the leader of our team. She was named a leading criminal defence lawyer in Melbourne by the Doyle’s Guide in 2020. Similarly, the firm has been recommended by Doyle’s for the last three years. She has worked in this firm since 2007, before which she worked in Barristers Chambers, the Children’s Court of Victoria, and Monash University Law School. Ruth appears and instructs in a diverse range of cases across all jurisdictions in Victoria and New South Wales, including voluminous criminal syndicate matters, complex drug matters (including federal drug importation matters), violent crime, homicide and fraud matters.Ruth is currently a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Criminal Law Executive Committee, the Law Institute of Victoria and the Young Criminal Lawyers Association of Victoria. In August 2019, Ruth changed the firm name of the firm from Galbally Rolfe to Galbally Parker Criminal Lawyers to mark a new chapter for the firm.
Criminal defence law, Traffic law, Drink Driving law
Sam is an accredited criminal law specialist and is ranked in the Doyle’s guide as a Preeminent Criminal Defence lawyer and a Leading Traffic and Drink Driving lawyer – the highest ranking categories available. He has extensive experience as an advocate having appeared in trials, plea hearings and bail applications in the Supreme and County Courts as well as innumerable matters in the Magistrates’ Court. Sam was admitted to practice in 2001, and obtained specialist accreditation in Criminal Law 2008. He is the Senior Vice President of Liberty Victoria and is a former Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). In 2015 he received a Service Award from the Law Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the LIV and to the profession. Sam has also previously been a Volunteer at the Inner Melbourne Legal Service.