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Dominic Brunello

Dominic Brunello

Senior Associate

P (07) 3034 0000
F (07) 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)

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Dominic Brunello

Senior Associate

P (07) 3034 0000
F (07) 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)
Chair of the QLS Law Committee


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Leigh Rollason

Leigh Rollason

Senior Consultant

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

Leigh Rollason is a Consultant, having initially joined the firm in 1991.

Leigh has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law, having topped the QLS Accredited Specialist Criminal Law Course in 2008. Leigh has been named as a leading criminal lawyer in Queensland by Doyle’s Leading Lawyers List from 2015 to 2018.

While primarily working in criminal law, Leigh has also conducted a wide range of cases dealing with administrative law, corrective services law, immigration, professional misconduct and coronial inquests.

Leigh has appeared as solicitor advocate in the Magistrates Court, the District Court and the Supreme Court. In addition, Leigh has prepared cases and instructed counsel in the Mental Health Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court, and High Court, as well as interstate Courts such as the Supreme Court of Western Australia and NSW courts. He has also represented clients appearing in the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Australian Crime Commission.

Leigh came to practice in law after an early career in education with experience in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Leigh is married with one son.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)

Awards

ODoyle single logo

Recommended Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2019, 2020, 2021  – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2020

Recommended Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2018, 2020  – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2016, 2017, 2018  – Doyle’s Awards

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Leigh Rollason

Consultant

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

Leigh Rollason is a Consultant, having initially joined the firm in 1991.

Leigh has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law, having topped the QLS Accredited Specialist Criminal Law Course in 2008. He was named as a leading criminal lawyer in Queensland by Doyle’s Leading Lawyers List in 2015 and 2016.

While primarily working in criminal law, Leigh has also conducted a wide range of cases dealing with administrative law, corrective services law, immigration, professional misconduct and coronial inquests.

Leigh has appeared as solicitor advocate in the Magistrates Court, the District Court and the Supreme Court. In addition, Leigh has prepared cases and instructed counsel in the Mental Health Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court, and High Court, as well as interstate Courts such as the Supreme Court of Western Australia and NSW courts. He has also represented clients appearing in the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Australian Crime Commission.

Leigh came to practice in law after an early career in education with experience in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Leigh is married with one son.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)

Awards


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Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers

Legal Director

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

 

Dan is our Principal and Legal Director. He has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law. He is consistently named as one of only 6 preeminent criminal lawyers in Queensland by Doyle’s Leading Lawyers List. He is also recognised as a leading criminal lawyer across Australia. Dan is highly experienced and widely regarded.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (with majors in psychology and criminology). He also holds a Masters of Law from Melbourne University (with Honours). Dan regularly presents to other solicitors at Queensland Law Society conferences and seminars. He conducts guest lectures on criminal law at various universities. He has been published in law journals and has contributed to legal texts on criminal law and human rights.

In addition to his core criminal defence work, Dan also represents legal and health professionals facing disciplinary allegations. He has also developed a strong practice in inquiries and workplace investigations including coronial inquests and workplace health and safety prosecutions.  He is a trusted advisor to company directors and/or employees.

Dan has practised across Australia but has also worked at the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Netherlands) in the Office of Public Counsel for Defence. He continues to advise local and foreign clients on international law, extradition, human rights and the administration of justice.

Dan has a passion and commitment for social justice and human rights. He occupies a number of important roles in that space including:

  • President, Caxton Legal Centre; Queensland’s largest community legal centre;
  • Chair, Queensland Law Society Human Rights and Public Law Committee;
  • Member, Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee; and
  • Member, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council; advising the Attorney-General on sentencing matters.

As a solicitor advocate, Dan regularly argues his own cases in the higher courts instead of briefing counsel. He is ambitious and confident in his representation of clients at all court levels. Dan is empathetic to the plights faced by criminal defendants. He enjoys helping people through complex legal problems so that they can get their lives back.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)
GAICD (Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology and criminology)

Awards

ODoyle single logo

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

ODoyle single logo

Recommended Leading White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyer (Aust) 2020, 2021 – Doyle’s Awards

ODoyle single logo

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers (Aust) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2020

Recommended Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Recommended Criminal Defence Lawyer (Aust) 2017, 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

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Dan Rogers

Legal Director

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

 

Dan is our Principal and Legal Director. He has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law. He is consistently named as one of only 6 preeminent criminal lawyers in Queensland by Doyle’s Leading Lawyers List. He is also recognised as a leading criminal lawyer across Australia. Dan is highly experienced and widely regarded.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (with majors in psychology and criminology). He also holds a Masters of Law from Melbourne University (with Honours). Dan regularly presents to other solicitors at Queensland Law Society conferences and seminars. He conducts guest lectures on criminal law at various universities. He has been published in law journals and has contributed to legal texts on criminal law and human rights.

In addition to his core criminal defence work, Dan also represents legal and health professionals facing disciplinary allegations. He has also developed a strong practice in inquiries and workplace investigations including coronial inquests and workplace health and safety prosecutions.  He is a trusted advisor to company directors and/or employees.

Dan has practised across Australia but has also worked at the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Netherlands) in the Office of Public Counsel for Defence. He continues to advise local and foreign clients on international law, extradition, human rights and the administration of justice.

Dan has a passion and commitment for social justice and human rights. He occupies a number of important roles in that space including:

  • President, Caxton Legal Centre; Queensland’s largest community legal centre;
  • Chair, Queensland Law Society Human Rights and Public Law Committee;
  • Member, Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee; and
  • Member, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council; advising the Attorney-General on sentencing matters.

As a solicitor advocate, Dan regularly argues his own cases in the higher courts instead of briefing counsel. He is ambitious and confident in his representation of clients at all court levels. Dan is empathetic to the plights faced by criminal defendants. He enjoys helping people through complex legal problems so that they can get their lives back.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)
GAICD (Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology and criminology)

Awards

ODoyle single logo

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

ODoyle single logo

Recommended Leading White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyer (Aust) 2020, 2021 – Doyle’s Awards

ODoyle single logo

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers (Aust) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2020

Recommended Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Recommended Criminal Defence Lawyer (Aust) 2017, 2018 – Doyle’s Awards


Terry O'Gorman

Terry O’Gorman

Senior Consultant

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

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.

Qualifications

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

Awards

Presidents medal

Law Council of Australia Medal 2021

ODoyle single logo

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

ODoyle single logo

Recommended Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers (Aust) 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

Terry O’Gorman

Senior Consultant

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

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.

Qualifications

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

Awards

Presidents medal

Law Council of Australia Medal 2021

ODoyle single logo

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

ODoyle single logo

Recommended Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers (Aust) 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