Criminal Defence Solicitor Dandenong
Bridie O’Malley joined James Dowsley and Associates as a solicitor in 2017. Commencing at the firm in 2014, Bridie accelerated through the ranks as a volunteer law student, assisting in the formation of our Intervention Order section. She then graduated to become a paralegal at our Dandenong office in 2016.
Bridie is a passionate advocate for social justice and is highly diligent and meticulous in her conduct. Studies in psychology and history has meant Bridie places great importance on thoroughly understanding her clients’ background and circumstances when approaching a matter. Bridie maintains consistent, professional and considerate communication with her clients to ensure they feel confident that their rights are being protected and can achieve the best possible outcome.
Bridie appears regularly on behalf of clients facing a range of summary and indictable criminal matters in the Magistrates’ Courts. She also instructs counsel and assists in the preparation and running of complex indictable criminal cases in the County Court.
Bridie holds two Bachelor degrees – in Laws and Arts (with a major in Psychology and a minor in History) – from Victoria University. Following her tertiary studies, Bridie received a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Leo Cussen Institute. She was admitted as an Australian Lawyer at the Supreme Court of Victoria in August 2017.