Terry O’Gorman

Senior Consultant

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Terry O’Gorman, an expert in the area of criminal law and criminal defence, is one of our founding partners at Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors.

For 40 years, Terry O’Gorman has worked fiercely to defend his clients and tirelessly to protect the civil liberties of Queenslanders.

As an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law and QLS Senior Counsellor, Terry O’Gorman is recognised by the Queensland Law Society and the legal profession as an expert in criminal law, professional responsibility and police conduct.

Terry sat on the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee since 1979 and was an Executive Member of the National Association for Criminal Lawyers since its inception in 1986.

In 1991, Terry was awarded the Order of Australia in a General Division for services to the legal profession.

From 2015 to 2020, Terry has been recognised as a preeminent Criminal Lawyers in Queensland in the Doyles Guide – Leading Criminal Lawyers list.

Terry believes that in addition to a commitment to the profession, lawyers have an obligation to ensure that civil liberties for all Queenslanders are protected. He is the Vice-President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties and the President of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties.

Terry O’Gorman’s presence in areas of public debate, in particular around police conduct and civil rights, is formidable. He is a frequent speaker at national and international criminal law conferences.

Terry’s skills with the media are vital in a climate in which prosecutorial and investigatory agencies are prepared to “go public” in high profile cases to gain an advantage.


Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics)
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)
QLS Outstanding Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)


Presidents medal

Law Council of Australia Medal 2021

Leading – Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2022, 2023 – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Aust) 2021, 2022 – Doyle’s Awards

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Pre-eminent Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2020

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Aust) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2019

Recommended White Collar Crime, Corporate Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyer 2018, 2019 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2019

Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyer 2019 – Doyle’s Awards

Queensland Law Society

QLS Outstanding Accredited Specialist – Criminal Law 2020