Dominic Brunello

Senior Consultant

P (07) 3034 0000
F (07) 3034 0099

For over 20 years Dominic has practiced in criminal defence at a high level, successfully representing individuals and corporations in the most serious matters.

In his early-career Dominic was trained as a solicitor at Robertson O’Gorman. He then took a job with the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia. After steady promotion, he was appointed in-house criminal Counsel. Dominic appeared for Aboriginal defendant’s before the District and Supreme Courts in jury trials (including for murder), sentence hearings, bail applications and pre-trial applications. He successfully argued a substantial number of appeals in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Dominic twice appeared before the High Court of Australia.

In 2016, Dominic returned to Brisbane and to Robertson O’Gorman. In 2020 Dominic attained specialist accreditation in criminal law, achieving the highest score of the applicant group.

From investigation to trial, Dominic offers a complete defence service. He is a criminal litigator with a forensic mind and a focus on detail. His training as a solicitor and experience as a barrister aptly equip him to perform his current role as a solicitor-advocate with Robertson O’Gorman and Chair of the QLS Law Committee. He knows how to identify and exploit weaknesses in an opponent’s case, and formulate strategies most likely to secure the best outcome. He also possesses the advocacy skills to persuasively argue his client’s cause in Court.

In addition to general criminal matters, Dominic has substantial expertise in criminal appeals, applications for judicial review, administrative appeals, coronial inquests, workplace misconduct matters, professional and public service disciplinary proceedings and parole matters. Where required, Dominic works with senior barristers; undertaking the preparatory work so vital to laying the foundation for a successful defence.

Dominic understands that legal proceedings may constitute the biggest crisis of his client’s lives. In all his cases, he gives the same commitment: to protect his client by all ethical and lawful means.


Bachelor of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)


Recommended Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2023  – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2022  – Doyle’s Awards