Renée Williams

Senior Associate

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Renée rejoined Robertson O’Gorman in 2024 as a Senior Associate after working with the firm for three years until 2019. Renée has practised law with a focus on criminal law and criminal confiscations for almost two decades, including running her own practice for over six years. Renée started her career as a solicitor at Boe Lawyers and became the principal of that firm in 2009 until she joined Robertson O’Gorman in 2017.

Her considerable experience in criminal law ranges from simple offences in the Magistrates Court to complex trials in the District and Supreme Courts, as well as appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia. She has advocated on behalf of persons charged with a broad range of matters, from traffic to drug, fraud, property, corporate and serious violent offences. She also has substantial experience in domestic violence matters, parole matters, and instructing counsel at coronial inquests, applications for judicial review, commissions of inquiry, professional disciplinary proceedings, criminal confiscation proceedings, and at Crime and Corruption Commission and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission criminal investigation hearings.

Renée recently spent three years working as a confiscations lawyer in Perth for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia from 2020 until 2023, where she was responsible for the conduct of civil litigation, in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 on behalf of the State. This has provided Renée with special insight on how to effectively defend such proceedings.

Underpinning Renée’s strong work ethic is an unwavering commitment to social justice and human rights. She is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients which includes the provision of robust advice and persuasive advocacy. Her meticulous approach to her work ensures that no important detail is overlooked. Renée has also undertaken extensive pro bono work throughout her career which gives her a unique perspective and ensures that all clients, particularly those with potential vulnerabilities are understood and represented accordingly.


Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (to be completed June 2024)