James Dowsley and Associates have a long standing commitment to ensuring everybody has equitable access to justice, the legal system, and outstanding, quality legal representation.


We will strive to ensure that your rights are protected.


Call us the minute you come in to contact with the Police and we will guide you through the process, from start to finish.

James Dowsley and Associates is the Largest Criminal Law Firm in the South East suburbs of Melbourne.  We have 9 Criminal Defence Solicitors / Lawyers, 2 of them being Accredited Specialists in this field. We act for clients in all areas of Victoria, and cover matters in all courts, and all jurisdictions, in the State.

We are the 3rd Largest Provider of Legal Aid Grants of Assistance in Victoria.


James Dowsley and Associates are Accredited Criminal Law Specialists and solely practice in Criminal Law,

which includes IVO’s or Family Violence Applications, Quasi-criminal matters such as License Restorations, Racing Tribunals, and various Disciplinary Tribunals.



Why Choose an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist?

Find Out What Legal Aid Is and If You Are Eligible.